A Bangkok woman has been arrested for allegedly impersonating a bank officer to steal credit card information for online shopping. Police from the Economic Crime Suppression Division arrested 24 year old Manaswi Chanruang at her house on Sukhapibal Road 5 in Bangkok’s Sai Mai district this morning. She was arrested under an arrest warrant issued by the Phra Khanong Court dated March 29. Pol Colonel Phadol Chandon, commander of the Economic Crime Suppression Sub-division 5, said representatives of Aeon Thai Mobile had filed a complaint with his division on March 10 against Manaswi. The suspect allegedly called some holders of Aeon credit cards and lied to them that they had problems with certain transactions. She then asked her victims to provide her with their credit card numbers, expiry dates and the three-digit secret codes at the back of the cards, which she allegedly used for making online purchases. SOURCE: The Nation Keep in contact with The Thaiger by following … [Read more...] about Bangkok woman arrested over credit-card scam
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For much of the Thanksgiving weekend, I was surrounded by friends and family who have either abandoned Facebook or who never joined it in the first place. It’s not that they haven’t heard of Facebook, or that they doubt its potential to be useful. Instead, it typically came down to a fundamental concern about sharing their personal information and a fear that it would turn into a distraction that eats away too much of their time. My girlfriend, who is active on other social networks, abandoned Facebook earlier this year largely because she felt uncomfortable with the idea of the company using her personal information for marketing purposes. Her father, a lawyer, has held off from joining Facebook in part because he, like others in his profession, has concerns about sharing information publicly. Likewise, my parents have avoided the social network because of a general discomfort about sharing personal information online with others. They may seem like a rare breed given how … [Read more...] about Facebook Is Like a Credit Card and That’s Why It’s Here to Stay
UNIVERSAL Credit is a single monthly payment that rolls six benefits into one. The payments are calculated depending on your individual circumstances so yours won't necessarily be the same as someone else's. It's designed to help people on lower incomes, but the government says it should also help people get back into work. But the more you work the more your benefits will be affected. This is because Universal Credit is subject to the taper rate, which means that for every £1 you earn over a certain allowance, 63p is deducted from your payments. We believe you should be able to keep hold of more of your cash. The Sun wants the taper rate to be slashed to 50p to help at least four million struggling families. But until then, we talk you through how your Universal Credit payment is worked out and how getting a job will affect your payments. Universal Credit calculators TRYING to work out how much Universal Credit you can get can be overwhelming. There … [Read more...] about Universal Credit calculator: How much can you get?
PHOTO: starbucks.com That cold, hard cash in your pocket, and the traditional shop-front banks that give it to you, are slowly being phased out and replaced with e-payments. It’s now expected that traditional banks in South east Asia will miss out on as much as US$5 billion, or 14.3% of their payments revenue by 2025. A report says they are being displaced by the growth of digital payments and competition from non-banks. This comes as payments become more “instant, invisible and free”, according to professional services firm Accenture in a report “Banking Pulse Survey: Two Ways To Win”. Banks will face further pressure on income from card transactions and fees over the next six years, with free payments putting 9.6% of payments revenue at risk in the south east Asian region. In addition, payments completed in a “virtual wallet” on a mobile app or device, will put 3.1% of bank revenues at risk, according to Accenture. This is the case, for example, in Starbucks where you can … [Read more...] about SE Asian banks slowly giving way to e-payments and payment apps
Let’s mention it upfront: there are two WandaVision episode 9 post-credits scenes. One after the fancy credits and another tucked away during the crew credits. Both, though, are equally important – and help set up future Marvel installments. Below, we’ll run through the basics: what happens in both WandaVision post-credits scenes, why they act as a roadmap to the MCU’s future, and any other secret hints and Easter eggs you may have missed. No spoilers (yet), but there’s a hidden audio cue that ties together WandaVision and an upcoming Marvel Phase 4 movie – which is very exciting. Ready? Here’s what happens in the mid and post-credits scenes in the "Series Finale" of WandaVision. MAJOR spoilers for the WandaVision finale follow. You have been warned! WandaVision mid-credits scene explained: Monica Rambeau and the Skrull Monica Rambeau – or can we now call her ‘Photon’ after her superhero powers helped save Billy and Tommy? – seemingly has a large role to play in the … [Read more...] about WandaVision post-credits explained – and there’s a secret reference to [spoiler]