Posts Tagged 'credit card fraud'

We recently had a credit card fraud situation in our house. Not only was it very concerning but very time consuming. It literally took hours: cancelling payments and then re-establishing them again with the gym, the schools and array of transport cards. And the worst thing – having to wait until the new cards arrived […]

Almost a decade and half ago, a fresh young face in my 8th standard class shyly stood up and asked, “Miss, what’s Valentine’s Day”? Cut to present times. The youth are well aware of, and start preparing days ahead for, Valentine’s Day. Handwritten love poems have given way to mass-produced cards. And it doesn’t stop […]

At this point in your adult, digital life, it’s likely you’ve experienced some kind of personal data breech—either you’ve had one of your a social profiles hijacked, a mobile device lost or stolen, or had a run in with credit card theft. If you are paying attention to the headlines, the buzz is all about Data Privacy […]

Ever hear of a crime called skimming? It may not be as dramatic a crime as assault or Ponzi schemes, but it can cause significant problems to you as your  savings account can be wiped out in a flash. Picture a scrawny nerd tampering with an automated teller machine (ATM)—the machine you use with your […]

My New Year’s Resolutions are usually very predictable: lose weight, some (ideally regular) exercise and a total commitment to quit Diet Coke forever.  But what about digital resolutions?  Isn’t it time these had a place on our resolution list? As Cybermum, I am somewhat well-versed in what I should be doing to keep myself organised […]