Back when I first got here, I had my debit card declined by accident. I'd swiped it at a Carrefour, and the transaction went through, but my bank flagged it as fraudulent because I hadn't told them I was going to China.
The next day I got an email telling me this, and saying that my account was locked and that I had to call to get it back. I did so, via Skype, and explained the situation to the lady who answered. The first thing she said back was:
"You sound like you're calling from a long way away."
Yes. Yes I am.