Can you not just cancel it though?
When you get calls like these then you have to worry about the future generation.
M- Good morning your through to (my name) at (bank name) how can i help ypu today?
C- Oh my god thank goodness! I used my card for £300 online on a gambling website and I lost it so I need you to cancel the payment.
M- (repeats back what the customer said out of the sheer stupidity of it all in the hope that i was mistaken)
M- Im sorry, but once you’ve used your card and lost the money, albeit on a gambling site, you’ve still technically spent the money. I am unable to stop the transaction
C- but its still sitting pending, can you not just cancel it though?
M- (sigh of deep exasperation) No, if you had spent this money in a supermarket and bought your shopping, would you be calling me to cancel the payment for your shopping once you got home?
C- No…but… (still not quite getting it) How do i get that money back?
M- Well, you dont. Unfortunately that is one of the many risks of gambling. Now, is there anything else I can do for you?
C- (hangs up)