Chinese Weixin “Swiping Card” Mobile Payment Platform

Swiping Card - QR Code Mobile PaymentChinese Internet Giant Tencent has ventured into the Mobile Payments Platform using “Weixin” also known as WeChat. It is available on both the iOS and Android platforms. Swiping Card has been incorporated into the wallet tab and allows Weixin payment users to make payments at offline retail stores.

How does the System work from the User perspective ?
Users activate the feature by accepting the Read the rest of this entry »

Smart Credit Card Use: Free Android Application to Track & Manage Cards / Expenses

SCU SMS BankingCredit cards also known as plastic currency is one of the best and secure medium of shopping and it is getting popular within today’s generation, especially in IT sector people. As per the Reserve Bank of India ATM & Card Statistics for May 2014, Indian people spent over 1,52,100.00 Million Rupees for shopping with over 4,75,46,000 transactions which include ATM and POS transactions made by Credit Cards only!

Managing and tracking of credit card expenses and payment is sometime difficult if you are using more than one credit card and to track these payments and expenses there are many applications present on the Android play store which turn out to be helpful in these situations. Smart Credit Card Use (INDIA) is OFFLINE and most SECURE app to track expenses made by your single as well as multiple credit cards and payments made towards your credit card’s bill in SMART way.

This application READs and analyzes SMSs sent Read the rest of this entry »

How to Dispute Credit Card Issued Without Customer Knowledge ?

ICICI Credit Card FraudA reader of our Advisory Services is seeking help on an issue of Credit Card which was activated but not received by the customer and Bill are sent to him after 4 years. This is what he writes,

I had applied for an ICICI Bank credit card about 4 years ago and have not received it. But I keep receiving the payment notice letters and calls from Read the rest of this entry »

Why SBI Cards Refusing to Investigate Fraud / Disputed Credit Charges?

SBI Cards FraudA reader of our Esteemed Advisory Services is a victim of Fraud by SBI Credit Cards division to which he has disputed and appealed the case. However, SBI Cards is unwilling to investigate the case even though they have acknowledged payment to a non-existing company [company just on paper]. There are several mistakes on part of the SBI Cards Division as well but they are not willing to accept the same. We’d like to share the same with you all so that you beware before disclosing Credit Card Data to unknown persons via Phone call or e-mail or Mobile SMS etc.

Ref: Interaction Id- 1-453717563 ‘CaseID=007-045-677′ Re: CaseID=006-773-425′ Re: Reg : CreditCard FraudComplaint(CreditCard No – 4317 XXXX XX84 6119)
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Serious Security Breach at HDFC Credit Cards & IT Systems – Advisory

Issues With HDFC CardsIn the month of May 2014, there was an Unauthorized Transaction on my HDFC Bank Credit Card that happened in New York, USA while the card and myself are present in India. It was not an online transaction as my card is secured by Verified by Visa / MasterCard Secure Code. I raised a complaint with the HDFC Banks Card Division filling out their Dispute form and the bank duly refunded the disputed charge but not without several correspondences including to the one with ombudsman.

I duly blocked the card and asked for new plastic. To my surprise, I found that another transaction has happened at the same merchant within 3 days of receiving the new card. This is just impossible as I have not used the card online so chances of breach happening from my Read the rest of this entry »

Identity Theft & Shopping at Capital First – Indian Consumer Rights ?

Identity Theft and ShoppingIndia is a country where citizens lack integrity. We have seen during the Telecom boom that for few bucks the Entire Income Tax PAN Card Database in Big Cities went for sale so that Telecom Distributors could open fake Accounts and distribute SIM Cards to get Spectrum which was linked to the number of subscribers. A reader of our website seeks help as he is a victim of Identity Theft. His plight is as below, [90395] Read the rest of this entry »