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Des O'Connor hit by card scam

31 October 2008  |  3946 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Sarkozy isn't the only recent high profile victim of fraudsters. Des O'Connor - British chat show host and famously bad singer - was taken for around £1000 by a shop assistant who used his mobile phone to record the entertainer's card details. After recording the details of Des and many others, Olanrewaju Apalara went online and registered the ca...

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Matt WhiteFinextra - Toronto

Scratch and sniff cards

29 October 2008  |  3682 views  |  0  |  Recommends 1

With Barclaycard chief Antony Jenkins predicting that the humble plastic card is doomed as we all migrate to mobile phones and biometrics, German vendor Giesecke & Devrient looks like it has been working on some creative ways to delay the inevitable. We received a press release today reminding us of the range of 'scratch and sniff' cards they'...

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Evil Hank and evil Ben

28 October 2008  |  3237 views  |  0  |  Recommends 2

Forget your boring ghosts, vampires and witches, if you really want to put the frighteners on people this Halloween you need to invest in an 'evil' Hank Paulson or Ben Bernanke mask. For the bargain p...

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Marx cashes in on capitalism's crisis

21 October 2008  |  2135 views  |  1  |  Recommends 0

With capitalism taking a pretty bad beating over the last few months, the work of its greatest critic, Karl Marx, is being rediscovered. Apparently, sales of Das Kapital have gone through the roof in...

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