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Warning: Do not change money at Kantor Interchange Glowny

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Warning: Do not change money at Kantor Interchange Glowny

Please do not change money at Kantor Interchange Wroclaw Glowny.

It's my ignorance for changing money here.

The exchange rate today for £100 was 3.5 so got PLN355.00

Outside the station and at the hotel the exchange rate is 4.5, so got ripped off by PLN100.

I asked to exchange my money back but they refused.

The Police can't do anything and they don't speak English.

The hotel told me it was common.

Oh well, lesson learnt.

Not a nice introduction to a lovely city.

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1. Re: Warning: Do not change money at Kantor Interchange Glowny

If only you had searched this forum before... A warning against scam kantors has been repeated many times and is posted in this Top Questions thread: https://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g27472…

It is shameful that they are allowed to operate.

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2. Re: Warning: Do not change money at Kantor Interchange Glowny

Your ignorance is not checking forum warnings for this kantor. And now catastrophe.

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3. Re: Warning: Do not change money at Kantor Interchange Glowny

I agree I should have checked the Forum warnings beforehand.

Yes, it is shameful they are allowed to operate and scam people and nothing is done about it.

I was threatened that they would get security if I did not leave the office.

I was given an email address to write to complain but kind of pointless.

Strange how it is busy with locals.

Anyway thank you I shall know in advance.

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4. Re: Warning: Do not change money at Kantor Interchange Glowny

Sign up for a Revolut card before you travel next time - that way you get interbank rate on every transaction which beats even the best kantors: http://revolut.com/r/benlr41

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5. Re: Warning: Do not change money at Kantor Interchange Glowny

Thanks, never heard of a Revolut Card, that's interesting.

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6. Re: Warning: Do not change money at Kantor Interchange Glowny

I use mine all the time now. Haven't been to a bureau de change/kantor since!

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