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Visa, banks to test real-time fraud alerts

Credit card giant Visa is teaming up with with eight North American banks to deliver fraud alerts in real-time via SMS (text messages) and e-mails to cell phones.The pilot program will allow about 2,000 Visa cardholders to set thresholds that will trigger an immediate transaction alert to a mobile device.

August 20, 2008 by

Spam races to the Olympics

Expect more incidents of online scams and fraud connected to next month's Beijing 2008, as well as spam targeted at mobile devices, Symantec says.

July 7, 2008 by

66% of cellphone users worry about sharing personal data

Anxiety about sharing personal data is the biggest barrier to consumer acceptance of mobile banking and commerce (66%), according to Harris Interactive. Additional barriers to adoption: more exposure to fraud and financial scams (63% expressed concern); worry about losing a device containing valuable information (61%); concern about costs (58%); usability (43%), reliability (37%), and speed [...]

March 25, 2008

Phishers lure victim with text message

A Chinese man has been conned out of more than AU$20,000 after falling victim to a text message-based phishing scam.Last week, an individual identified only as Mr Wang from Beijing received a text message on his mobile phone warning him that he had bought goods worth 18,000 yuan (approx AU$3,000).

October 17, 2005 by

Queensland man convicted for fraudulent SMS ads

New South Wales Fair Trading Minister, Reba Meagher has welcomed the recent conviction of a Queensland man for making false and misleading claims about a "get rich quick" scheme using text messages.The Parramatta Local Court convicted Dominic Dibiani on 10 September under the Fair Trading Act for failing to substantiate claims relating to a promotion his company undertook.

September 20, 2004 by

Case Study: GSM fraud in Australia

Communication today is all about convenience, but this is shaping up as a major cause of revenue loss to mobile phone carriers, with Australia racking up over AU$100 million in GSM fraud losses each year.

May 9, 2001 by

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