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  1. Five simple steps to curtail spending

    Posted Nov 17th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... And that does not mean using one credit card to pay off another or taking out a bank loan to pay off various accumulated debts. There are five tell-tale signs which show if your spending is out ... the courage and determine exactly what you have and what you owe. You will either be shocked by how bad it is or pleasantly surprised. Downsize yourself. If you have various credit and debit cards ...

  2. Carbon scheme pushed for credit cards

    Posted Mar 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Credit card issuers in Hong Kong are being urged to join a scheme under which the 'carbon footprint' of purchases is shown on customers' statements. ... products or services with low carbon footprints. Ms Tennant, who helped develop the idea, said the carbon-credit card could create a better link between a person's life and climate change, ...

  3. Assurance on online payments

    Posted Sep 12th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... over the internet on credit card numbers he had invented. District Court Judge Ada Yim Shun-yee said on Monday that the offence could have undermined public confidence in online transactions and credit-card systems. She imposed a 20-month jail term on Lee Cheuk-wing, who admitted generating new credit card numbers by changing the last four digits of his friend's AIG credit card number. ...

  4. Take Action!

    Posted Apr 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in to this shop and I tried to buy a small item that cost HK$50. When I went to pay I found I had only HK$20 in my purse so I tried to pay with my credit cards. 'The front desk girl refused and said they only accepted credit cards for HK$300 worth of purchases, so I asked about my EPS card. She said only if I spent HK$100. I asked for the manageress and explained that I needed to purchase ...

  5. Take Action!

    Posted Jul 30th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... spotted 13 bogus withdrawals from her credit card with the Bank of East Asia, never imagined it was such a long and troublesome process to seek reimbursement. 'Early in March 2007, I disputed 13 bogus withdrawals from one of my credit card accounts in the Bank of East Asia, all arising from two US-based companies. I never purchase things over the internet as I know of the dangers ...

  6. Should students have credit cards?

    Posted Mar 28th 2007, 12:00am by Phoenix Lee, Wong Hei

    ... Nicholas Wong Hei, Phoenix Lee Ching-kwan Nicholas Wong Hei, 17 Sing Yin Secondary School Yes, the main reason being that they are convenient. This is why adults need credit cards too. Credit cards are different from EPS. EPS only allows you to buy things with the money you have. Unlike credit cards, you cannot pay in instalments. People might argue that we should not buy ...

  7. Credit card fraud rides on good times

    Posted Nov 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Tze-wei Credit card fraud and other economic crimes are mushrooming as the economy booms and purchasing power grows, the Ministry of Public Security warned yesterday. In the first six months of the year, the mainland recorded 1,171 cases of credit card fraud, a 29 per cent jump on the same period last year, involving 44.6 million yuan. Ministry spokesman Wu Heping said ...

  8. Man jailed for making up credit card numbers

    Posted Sep 11th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Yvonne Tsui The security of online transactions was at stake, a judge said yesterday as she sentenced a man who used 11 credit-card numbers he generated to make purchases worth more than HK$11,000. Lee Cheuk-wing took a friend's AIG credit-card number and made 138 attempts to generate new credit-card numbers by changing the last four digits, the District Court heard. Using trial ...

  9. Stolen credit card details used online

    Posted Sep 08th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Loretta Fong A man used stolen credit card information to make online purchases with ParknShop and used fraudulent company information and chops to apply for bank loans, the District Court ... by deception, possession of other people's identity cards and possession of equipment for making false instruments. His case was adjourned to September 20. ...

  10. Credit card fraud sparks review of procedures

    Posted Jan 11th 2007, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo A credit card company is reviewing how it verifies applications after police said a syndicate cheated it out of HK$700,000 by using bogus documents to get cards. The review comes after a man was arrested in connection with the fraud against Aeon Credit Service (Asia). Police said the cards had been used to buy goods and make cash withdrawals. Aeon (Asia) general ...




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