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Every credit and debit card has been breached

I cannot believe, when we’re all absorbed by the inauguration of a new President in the world’s largest economy, that Heartland Payments Systems had the lack of heart to release news that malware on their systems had been recording every payment made through their network to an external source. Heartland …

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You’re nicked, but don’t feel cut up about it

In a classic story of police being caught out, they recently rushed to a branch of PNC Bank in Montgomery, New Jersey, USA, to respond to an alarm that had been tripped at the bank branch. On arrival, they looked through the branch window and spotted the robber inside, loitering …

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You’re nicked, but don’t feel cut up about it

In a classic story of police being caught out, they recently rushed to a branch of PNC Bank in Montgomery, New Jersey, USA, to respond to an alarm that had been tripped at the bank branch. On arrival, they looked through the branch window and spotted the robber inside, loitering …

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Is this the biggest fraud ever?

Breaking news today of the arrest of Bernard Madoff in the USA for defrauding investors of $50 billion … $50,000,000,000 … in a ponzi scheme.  Ponzi schemes are like pyramid sales, where you pay the top of the pyramid loads from the investments of people further down the chain, and …

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Is this the biggest fraud ever?

Breaking news today of the arrest of Bernard Madoff in the USA for defrauding investors of $50 billion … $50,000,000,000 … in a ponzi scheme.  Ponzi schemes are like pyramid sales, where you pay the top of the pyramid loads from the investments of people further down the chain, and …

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Ripped off by eBay seller, what happened?

I had my first experience of being ripped off by an eBay seller today, after buying 2 tickets for Coldplay at the O2. Having used eBay for six years, everything has always gone smoothly in both buying and selling and, like most eBay buyers, I checkout the profiles of those …

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Ripped off by eBay seller, what happened?

I had my first experience of being ripped off by an eBay seller today, after buying 2 tickets for Coldplay at the O2. Having used eBay for six years, everything has always gone smoothly in both buying and selling and, like most eBay buyers, I checkout the profiles of those …

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Is this person a complete idiot?

Most of you know that I blog here and also at SWIFTCommunity’s website.  I log on this morning to the SWIFT site, and find I have 1 unread message, so I open it … and laugh and laugh and laugh.  My tea splutters out of my mouth and my family …

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