How to spot and avoid credit card skimmers

20th February 2019

The moment I started seriously worrying about credit card and debit card skimmers wasn’t when my entire bank account was transferred to Turkey, or when I had to replace a credit card three times in two months because of fraudulent charges. It was when I learned that stealing a credit card number is as easy as plugging in a magnetic strip reader into a computer and opening a word processor. Every…

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Uber drivers gaming the app to get cancellation fees from riders

20th February 2019

Uber drivers can game the app and play chicken with riders to receive the cancellation fee, but the company says fraudulent activity like this is rare. I suspect my partner and I played chicken on two occasions while visiting Melbourne earlier this month. On the first occasion the driver drove past us and continued driving through the Melbourne CBD. The driver told us he would drive past again but parked…

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