Sugabelly in South Africa … Plus Bank Card Drama

I was in South Africa and Bank of America saw fit to cancel my card on suspicion of fraud after I bought a Fanta and a pack of crisps in Johannesburg.



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  1. leggy

    your hair is cute and i’m glad that you’re having fun and sound happy. i don’t think it’s because you’re in SA that they cancelled your card. i went to NY for spring break this year and they cancelled my card cos it was ‘suspicious’, my friend who went from the town she lives in to new orleans(practically 2 hours away) got her card cancelled last week. so i don’t think it’s necessarily because you’re in africa.

    • sugabelly

      I’m hearing from a lot of people that it’s happened to them so I think you’re right. It’s probably not because I’m in South Africa. Although it’s pretty annoying though.

  2. Toinlicious

    Looks like you’re having fun. I’m kinda jealous though 🙂 Good to know your breathing is fine cos i was a lil worried.

    Hope the money situation is sorted quickly. I do like your chubby cheeks though. Enjoy Sugabelly

    • sugabelly

      Eventually I had to ask my Mom for money since I couldn’t get my card back from the bank until I went to London which was two weeks away at the time. Currently in London and have received my bank card so no worries.

  3. Anonymous

    UK banks require you to inform them of your travel plans to avoid cancellation and they usually don”t just cancel the card the vendor your purchasing from gets a prompt when swiping that asks them to call your bank (toll free) incase of any supsicious activities and a rep from the bank speaks to you and asks you all sorts of personal/security info question relating to your account to determine authenticity

    • sugabelly

      See but the UK banks ask you to call and verify. Bank of America just cancelled my card and sent a new one without even trying to find out if it was really me.

  4. Anonymous

    When I purchased stuff from a gas station across town in Philly my bank card was blocked because it came across as a suspicious transaction, so it’s not because you’re in South Africa.

    • sugabelly

      Haha they do that even inside America too? I never had that problem when I lived in America, which is why I suspected it was because I was in South Africa.

    • sugabelly

      Luckily for you, you don’t have to watch my videos or read my blog. If you dislike my accent then don’t watch. Last time I checked there was no Accent Distribution Bureau set up to hand out accents that you like to people like me so you’ll just have to get over the fact that I speak the way I speak end of story.

      If not please use that little red x button in the upper right corner of your browser.

    • All4Naija

      Lol…I know you can’t stand the slightest of criticism. I got ya! But, try to work on your accent.Just a brotherly advice and you know that so well.

      However, how are you? You are fully back in Nigerian after your education.That is good. What are you doing at the moment?

    • All4Naija

      Lol…I know you can’t stand the slightest of criticism. I got ya! But, try to work on your accent.Just a brotherly advice and you know that so well.

      However, how are you? You are fully back in Nigerian after your education.That is good. What are you doing at the moment?

  5. elegbonrigbon

    Sounds like an interesting experience. One quick piece of feedback – you say ‘like’ a lot. It’s a common and maddening thing these days, but it’s also distracting. A bit like Newt Gingrich’s abuse of adverbs (fundamentally, basically, realistically, literally, etc).

    Sorry I brought it up – I just can’t let it go. Anyway, it’s great that you enjoyed yourself so much in SA. Best wishes!


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