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  1. US lawyers help China firms fight class action

    Posted Nov 04th 2005, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... misconduct, consumer frauds, defective products, business frauds and discrimination'. Ms Landy and colleague Seth Aronson are visiting Chinese clients of their law firm, some listed and some ...

  2. Sound out those claims on the net

    Posted Mar 14th 2005, 12:00am by Annabel Walker

    ... The following sites offer a more balanced approach and a chance to check on claims made elsewhere: www.quackwatch.org A non-profit group that aims to spike health myths and frauds through a team of volunteers and independent health experts. www.consumer.org.hk The Hong Kong Consumer Council's site isn't health-specific, but it does include health and medicine alerts and recalls. ...

  3. Security scare may alter approach to marketing

    Posted Jun 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... security systems such as those provided by CCDNA could become a hot item in light of the recent fraud scare. 'Consumers are now more worried about credit card theft and I won't ... as many as 40 million credit-card accounts worldwide at risk of fraud may result in permanent changes to the way card businesses operate and market their services. Fierce competition has prompted ...

  4. HK Bank's online service develops insecurity complex

    Posted Mar 11th 2005, 12:00am by Louis Beckerling

    ... by Forrester Research. In a poll of about 5,600 households, 26 per cent of online consumers said e-mail fraud concerns had stopped them from applying for a financial product and 14 per cent said ... year, leaving the share of transactions done on the internet barely changed from the previous 12 months. Phone banking grew its share of consumer transactions handled by HSBC (excluding its 62 ...

  5. Security woes hit internet banking

    Posted Mar 11th 2005, 12:00am by Louis Beckerling

    ... of online consumers said e-mail fraud concerns had stopped them from applying for a financial product and 14 per cent said they had quit accessing accounts or paying bills online, Forrester ... on the internet barely changed from the previous 12 months. Phone banking grew its share of consumer transactions handled by HSBC (excluding its 62 per cent-owned unit Hang Seng Bank) to 20 per cent last ...

  6. Credit card fraud at its lowest in HK

    Posted Oct 29th 2005, 12:00am by Barclay Crawford

    ... Barclay Crawford Credit card fraud in Hong Kong has dropped to its lowest level, but on the mainland criminals can still have a field day, a security chief for MasterCard says. The high levels of fraud seen across the world in the 1970s, 80s and 90s were no longer evident, mainly because of the advance in technology at the point of sale and greater efforts by banks to protect ...

  7. Education fraud on the increase inside and outside universities

    Posted Sep 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Geoffrey Maslen

    ... Geoffrey Maslen Fraud in higher education is on the rise around the world. A new report reveals that plagiarism, cheating in exams, 'degree factories' and stealing by university ... and foreign applicants last year- twice the number of 2003. The report says those involved in fraud include not only unscrupulous entrepreneurs and businesses but also students, academics ...

  8. Call centre con spurs Net-fraud training for police

    Posted Apr 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Amrit Dhillon

    ... Amrit Dhillon in New Delhi A case of cyber-fraud in an Indian call centre has prompted Nasscom- India's top IT body- to accelerate the training of police officers in cyber-security. ... staff. 'This is so time-consuming that it becomes hard for them to adhere to security processes and to fully check the backgrounds of employees,' said a source. Even certification ...

  9. 'London gold' scam takes new forms

    Posted Jun 08th 2005, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... Elaine Wu The 'London gold' scam has been finding fewer takers in recent years, but police have warned summer jobseekers that the notorious fraud is evolving to take different forms. Under the traditional fraud, a front company hires an unskilled worker on high wages. The victim is asked whether he or she would like to make big profits by joining the bosses ...

  10. Visa to leverage mainland drive on Olympic role

    Posted Mar 31st 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... because they don't see many tourists,' he said. The key was to educate merchants about the benefit of allowing consumers to use electronic payments, he said. China UnionPay (CUP)- ... by then,CUP will already have blazed new ground as a pioneer with merchants,' he said. The other challenges include educating consumers to treat payment cards as an acceptable means for daily ...




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