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Member Advice on Avoiding Credit Fraud

(+) SAVING YOU MONEY, TIME, HASSLE (-) NONE, APART FROM TIME OF READING THE ARTICLE (*) (On Ciao since: 12/2001)

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Member Advice on Dealing with Credit Card Problems

(+) You can reduce your chances of fraud (-) You will eventually suffer fraud (*) (On Ciao since: 02/2004)

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Family Days Out On A Budget

(+) quick attraction comparison price website (-) not much data at present, cannot list attractions the define children price by height (*) (On Ciao since: 03/2011)

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Members Advice on buying a house

(+) The feeling you get when you unlock the door for the first time (-) Things can and likely will go wrong if you are complacent (*) (On Ciao since: 03/2004)

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Member Advice on Debt Issues

(+) None (-) Distressing, splits families apart, losing everything (*) (On Ciao since: 08/2000)

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Member Advice on Maturing Pensions

(+) More freedom, flexibility and choice. More incentive to invest in pensions. (-) More scope for making wrong choices. (*) (On Ciao since: 04/2003)

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Member Advice on Insurance

(+) Shop around (-) Too many fiddle the insurance (*) (On Ciao since: 08/2000)

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Member Advice on Moving House

(+) A much nicer home (-) The stress and expense of moving (*) (On Ciao since: 08/2000)

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Member Advice on the National Lottery

(+) Nothing wrong with debauchery if your not mesmerized by assets (-) National obsession for the silver haired brigade (*) (On Ciao since: 07/2002)

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Member Advice on Choosing Pet Insurance

(+) Cover for illness, injury and disease. (-) A good policy can be expensive, but a cheap policy may be a waste of money. (*) (On Ciao since: 07/2005)

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Member Advice on Credit Cards & Loans

(+) Few (-) Many (*) (On Ciao since: 07/2001)

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Member Advice on Fair Trade

(+) People working and trading with dignity. (-) A few pennies more. (*) (On Ciao since: 07/2001)

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Member Advice on Selling a House

(+) You get an idea on what NOT to do (-) Its common sense really (*) (On Ciao since: 08/2001)

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Member Advice on Finance - Member Advice on The European Single Currency

Member Advice on The European Single Currency

(+) Stability, convenience, (-) Boring banknotes (*) (On Ciao since: 01/2001)

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Member Advice on Wills and Legal Issues

(+) Your money goes to the people you want it to (-) There is an initial cost (*) (On Ciao since: 11/2000)

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Member Advice on Selling Endowments

(+) Can make 30% more on it, no tax or comission is taken off, what you are quoted is what you get. (-) Not all policies can be brought, certain criteria has to be met, not all companies are dealt with (*) (On Ciao since: 04/2002)

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Member Advice on How to Improve Your Credit Rating

(+) Only for the con man (-) Debt and lifelong worry (*) (On Ciao since: 10/2002)

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Member Advice on Choosing a mortgage

(+) Learn about the best options out there in one go (-) Could convince you to purchase a property (*) (On Ciao since: 01/2002)

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Members Advice on Bankruptcy

(+) fresh start, no more debts (-) financial restraints, bad credit rating, possibility of losing all assets, embarrassing (*) (On Ciao since: 03/2002)

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Member Advice on Internet Banking

(+) access your account from home or the office, usual facilities available like ATM cards, no charges (-) security issues possibly (*) (On Ciao since: 08/2000)

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Member Advice on Council Tax

(+) It could be higher (-) Everything else (*) (On Ciao since: 05/2002)

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Member Advice on Premium Bonds

(+) capital guaranteed, tax free winnings, potential of jackpot wins (-) relatively low returns on investment and high level of investment needed (*) (On Ciao since: 01/2003)

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Member Advice on Investment Trusts

(+) low management fees and "zeros" give an absolute return (-) not completely risk free (*) (On Ciao since: 08/2001)

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What Do You Want From Your Bank?

(+) They are liable to many discrepancies and can be sued (-) Delving into your money pot regulary (*) (On Ciao since: 03/2001)

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Member Advice on Becoming a Host Family to Foreign Students

(+) Get to me some interesting foreigners (-) Can get a "bad penny" (*) (On Ciao since: 03/2004)

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Member Advice on ISA's

(+) Ease of application (-) Stock market fluctuations (*) (On Ciao since: 02/2002)

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Members Advice on Student Bank Accounts

(+) Free accounts which offer bonuses and freebies (-) You're only expected to have one, so you need to know which to choose (*) (On Ciao since: 10/2000)

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Members advice on home budgeting.

(+) SAVING MONEY TO BUY THINGS YOU WANT (-) NOTHING, HOW CAN SAVING MONEY BE BAD (*) (On Ciao since: 03/2004)

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Member Advice on Pyramid Gifting Schemes

(+) NONE (-) You will almost certainly lose money (*) (On Ciao since: 11/2001)

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Member Advice on Market Research

(+) Fairly well paid, flexible employment (-) No guarantee of work, can be difficult, having to pay expenses, are you sure to get paid? (*) (On Ciao since: 01/2001)

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MONEY IS TIGHT, FRAUDSTER GIVES A FRIGHT

Advantages: SAVING YOU MONEY, TIME, HASSLE
Disadvantages: NONE, APART FROM TIME OF READING THE ARTICLE

Most people now, when using their credit cards, use a PIN, which according to the finance industry, helps reduce fraud, however, according to certain organisations, credit card fraud is growing. For example, losses from credit and debit card fraud to ...

JAVER1967 08.07.2008 · Read full review
Ciao members have rated this review on average: very helpful
Review of Member Advice on Avoiding Credit Fraud

♫ Tis The Season To Be CAREFUL! ♪

Advantages: None
Disadvantages: It could happen to you!

Unfortunately when it comes to credit card fraud there is no way you can totally 100% guarantee that you'll never be affected by it. You can do everything you're advised to do but you can still become a victim. I work in Revenue Protection dealing with cr ...

baby_uk 14.11.2005 · Read full review
Ciao members have rated this review on average: very helpful
Review of Member Advice on Avoiding Credit Fraud

Guard Your Card

Advantages: There are no advantages if you are the victim of fraud
Disadvantages: Stressful and difficult to sort out, Could cost you money

Credit card fraud is a growing crime in the UK - a recent report by Tesco Personal Finance has highlighted that 25% of British cardholders have had a card lost or stolen at some point, while another 14% have had their identity used fraudulently. That is a ...

Collingwood21 05.08.2008 · Read full review
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Review of Member Advice on Avoiding Credit Fraud

Card fraud - Did they really happen to me ???

Advantages: There arent any i'm afraid but you get to knwo how good your bank is
Disadvantages: Pain in the backside little sods !!!!

Well to begin with I admit I have no clue where to put this piece of writing & I know I'll probably get told off by all the experienced ciaoers but please forgive me & point me in the right direction. Ok another before I begin comment this is not reall ...

gemax2 16.08.2005 · Read full review
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Review of Member Advice on Avoiding Credit Fraud

£4400.00 on high heels, Mr. Jones?

Advantages: none whatsoever
Disadvantages: it's hell to sort out and there is no real solid help

- CIAO - Fraud review - - £4400.00 on high heels, Mr. Jones? - It's here today; it's a fact of life. In fact over 800 data-bases have your personal details without your say so and are available to cyber fraudsters at anytime. It's not fair and eve ...

1st2thebar 19.12.2007 · Read full review
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Review of Member Advice on Avoiding Credit Fraud