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  1. Only Cambodia beats HK for consumer fraud

    Posted Oct 07th 2006, 12:00am by Barclay Crawford

    ... The UN survey showed just over half of Hongkongers' complaints of consumer fraud related to shopping and nearly a third to unscrupulous mobile phone operators. Most of the rest related ... Survey co-author Rod Broadhurst, from the School of Justice Studies at the Queensland University of Technology, said the level of consumer fraud was a 'blemish' on Hong Kong's ...

  2. Banks line up smart cards as incidence of fraud rises

    Posted Feb 27th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... have already issued chip credit cards and have recorded an improvement in fraud prevention,' he added. Sunny Cheung Yiu-tong, a director and head of consumer banking at DBS (HK), said: ...

  3. Credit card issuers tread uncharted waters

    Posted Apr 17th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... consumers' are drawing new lenders to the mainland credit card market in ever-increasing numbers. Industry veterans warn, however, that making a profit from card lending in China's competitive ... Stratton believes the high acceptance of debit cards would help develop the country's credit card market. 'Once improved credit analysis capabilities are in place, consumers ...

  4. More a den of swindlers than a shoppers' paradise

    Posted Oct 14th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... fraud ('Only Cambodia beats HK for consumer fraud', October 7). It has been a matter of concern for decades, but little has been done about it. The Consumer Council is a paper tiger. ... the effort. Word of mouth is more powerful than any media or attraction. If Hong Kong is notorious for consumer fraud, tourism will go into decline. Therefore, the most urgent task is to clamp down ...

  5. Former Shenzhen airport chief on trial for bank fraud

    Posted Apr 27th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zhang threatened to expose his role in the fraud. Cui said the banks should be responsible for the bad loans because 80 per cent of the supporting material Zhang provided for the loan ... crime', but the matter had not had a serious impact on the company. Bank sub-branches have experienced a string of large fraud cases in recent years. The former president of Shenzhen Development ...

  6. Magistrate criticises welfare fraud case

    Posted May 18th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to help guard against welfare fraud. ...

  7. Thursday think tank

    Posted Oct 12th 2006, 12:00am by Andrew Sun

    ... safest cities, but is highest in consumer fraud... in other words, you can trust us with your life, but not your wallet. Marathon sponsor calls course 'soulless'... is he looking ...

  8. Writing wrongs

    Posted Jul 16th 2006, 12:00am by Judy Ngao

    ... to intense examination. 'The more complicated a signature is, the harder it is to forge,' says Cheng. One high-profile perpetrator of fraud who did manage to fool handwriting experts ...

  9. Discerning consumers put traders on notice over rights

    Posted Apr 03rd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Vivian Wu Retailers will have to offer better service and build reputations for honesty if they are to survive in an increasingly discerning market. Consumer researchers say that in addition to wanting the best quality for their yuan, there is growing public awareness of consumer rights. China Academy of Social Sciences' National Institute of Law researcher Liu Junhai, ...

  10. Corrections & clarifications

    Posted Mar 25th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... In our coverage of tsunami survivor Leung Wai-kei's prosecution for welfare fraud, we incorrectly stated the amount defrauded as $113,272. It was $2,475. ...




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