Ooops -- That Should Have Been in J$
Oops, it happened again.
A simple credit card transaction in Jamaican dollars was accidentally rendered in US$.
In this case, the second time since Moving Back to Jamaica, a vendor put through a charge of US$3600 instead of J$3600 -- at an exchange rate or 66 to 1, the mistake was a considerable one.
Here is a bit of advice for returnees (or anyone doing business here.)
1) Check the transaction dollar amount and currency before signing credit card transactions
2) If a mistake happens, call the vendor immediately and return to the vendor to have the charge reversed
In neither of the two cases in which it happened to me did I detect a malicious intent, but it is a bit frightening.