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Credit Card Fraud

Scam warning after wedding photo complaints soar

The number of complaints about wedding photography services increased by nearly 50 per cent last year, prompting the consumer watchdog to warn couples to watch out for scams.

Tuesday, 17 April, 2012, 12:00am

City safe for credit card users - if you take care

Hong Kong is still one of the safest places to withdraw money from an ATM or shop online, but failing to pay attention could cost you.

Global credit and debit card company Visa has launched its Security Sense Programme to provide information to the public on preventing fraud and theft.

7 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

UK, HK police target credit card fraud gang

London police are working with Hong Kong police to target the masterminds of an international fraud gang using skimming devices attached to London tube station ticket machines to copy credit card details as passengers buy tickets. Fraudsters send the numbers abroad, including to Hong Kong, where they are used to make fake cards.

4 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Men on trial for international credit card fraud

Two men appeared in court yesterday for an international credit card fraud that resulted in more than US$9 million being withdrawn in less than 12 hours from 2,100 ATMs around the world, including in Hong Kong. The District Court heard that Cheung Hoi-wing would plead guilty to theft charges, while Wong Tin-yuen would plead not guilty.

9 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

Pirates now accepting credit cards

Shoppers lured by new tactic risk having data stolen

Vendors of counterfeit products are switching from 'cash-only' sales and beginning to accept payment by credit card to lure shoppers to spend more, customs officials say.

However, shoppers run the risk of having their card data stolen, they warned.

13 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Credit card fraud sparks review of procedures

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.

11 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Campaign to combat credit card fraud targets jewellers

Police and credit card companies will launch a campaign next month to combat fraudulent credit card purchases in jewellery shops and goldsmiths.

Jewellery, watches and gold are among the most popular purchases made by lost, stolen or counterfeit credit cards, according to Prudence Chan Bik-wah, Visa International's country manager for Hong Kong and Macau.

28 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Credit card issuers tread uncharted waters

Low fee incomes and lack of merchants are but a few of the risks that mainland players must consider

China's rapid economic growth and rising number of 'new rich consumers' are drawing new lenders to the mainland credit card market in ever-increasing numbers.

17 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Too much credit?

Hong Kong has one of the highest penetration rates in the world for credit card companies. As a result, many people are accumulating debts. Is it too easy to obtain a credit card here? Share your views. Write to us

18 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

A major threat in the wrong hands

The data in the Independent Police Complaints Council list could cause bank accounts to be emptied and identities stolen.

Phone banking often requires little more than a name, an identity card number and an address, all on the list.

11 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Internet fraud 'exaggerated'

Internet security is not as bad as most people think, but credit card fraud is still four times more likely online as offline, according to a study by Jupiter Media Metrix.

26 Jun 2001 - 12:00am

Credit card suspects 'spent $1.5m'

Three men arrested in connection with suspected credit card fraud on Tuesday by Kowloon detectives were still in custody last night.

7 Jun 2001 - 12:00am

Device let fake card gang rip off $44m

Two businessmen yesterday admitted being part of Hong Kong's biggest and most sophisticated credit card scam, involving a potential loss of around $280 million.

An authorisation device issued by banks to shops was used by the gang, for the first time in Hong Kong, to guarantee that their fake cards would be accepted.

15 Aug 1998 - 12:00am

Pair held over fake card scam

Two Hong Kong men have been arrested in Taiwan on charges of credit card fraud, in the southern port of Kaohsiung. The suspects, identified as Lai Chi-fai and Fung Chi-wo, had allegedly pirated credit card numbers and personal identification numbers from tourists in Hong Kong.

21 Jan 1998 - 12:00am

Study attacks 'shocking' credit card rates

The law on credit cards needs urgent reform, according to an academic study that alleges 'shocking interest rates' and a wide range of other malpractice by major credit card firms.

The study found that interest rates in Hong Kong were so high they would be struck out by judges in Malaysia and Singapore.

30 Oct 1997 - 12:00am