PUBLISHED: 16:03 18 May 2018 | UPDATED: 17:32 18 May 2018 Emily Banks Customers have reported their cards being swallowed by the cash machine at HSBC, in Finchley Road. Archant Bank customers have reported having hundreds of pounds swiped from their accounts at cashpoint machines in Hampstead and Kentish Town. Police have warned people to be extra vigilant to avoid falling victim to fraudsters operating in the area. Hampstead mum Klio Ftika told how she fell victim to the scam on Wednesday as she was taking out cash at the machine in the Sainsbury’s car park in the O2 shopping centre in Finchley Road. She said: “I tried to withdraw money from the cash machine but, unfortunately, my card was withheld. I thought it was because of a malfunction and I made the huge mistake to leave the machine and go inside the store to ask for help. As it turned out somebody stole my card while I was inside the store. “I am pretty confident the machine is tampered with as … [Read more...] about Warning: Cards swallowed and bank accounts raided in spate of cash machine frauds in Hampstead
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Germany is a banking powerhouse, with established names like Deutsche Bank, Commerzbank, KfW and DZ Bank all calling Germany home. With these big names, though, come a lot of differences in the banking structure. So how do you know where to start? We walk you through the ins and outs of making your way through the German banking system. Know the lingo The first step to banking is knowing the lingo. Geldautomat, for example, is extremely important: ATM. Photo: DPA Before you embark on navigating the complicated waters of banking in Germany, it’s important to know the lingo. Here are some of the important German-specific words that you will need to know before you set foot inside a German bank. EC-Karte – This is an EC card, essentially the same as a debit card, that is the most accepted form of credit payment by most German retailers. IBAN and BIC- Much like in other places in Europe, your … [Read more...] about What to know about starting your personal banking in Germany
By Jack Nicas, New York Times Published 5:02 pm, Thursday, April 26, 2018 Photo: JENN ACKERMAN /NYT Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Gary Bernhardt, who was the victim of a fake Mark Zuckerberg scam on Facebook, in Minneapolis, April 23, 2018. An examination by The New York Times found 205 accounts impersonating Facebook executives Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg. At least 51 of the impostor accounts, including 43 on Instagram, were lottery scams like the one that fooled Bernhardt. less Gary Bernhardt, who was the victim of a fake Mark Zuckerberg scam on Facebook, in Minneapolis, April 23, 2018. An examination by The New York Times found 205 accounts impersonating Facebook executives Mark ... more Photo: JENN ACKERMAN /NYT How fake Mark Zuckerbergs scam Facebook users out of their cash 1 / 1 Back to Gallery … [Read more...] about How fake Mark Zuckerbergs scam Facebook users out of their cash
By Stacy Cowley, New York Times Published 4:49 pm, Monday, April 23, 2018 Photo: MELISSA LYTTLE /NYT Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Brian Kemm, a Bank of America customer who lost $300 last November because of a misdirected Zelle payment, in Pasadena, Calif., April 18, 2018. Zelle, a service that allows bank customers to instantly send money to their acquaintances, is booming, but the same features that make it so useful for customers have made it irresistible to thieves. less Brian Kemm, a Bank of America customer who lost $300 last November because of a misdirected Zelle payment, in Pasadena, Calif., April 18, 2018. Zelle, a service that allows bank customers to instantly send ... more Photo: MELISSA LYTTLE /NYT Zelle, the banks’ answer to Venmo, proves vulnerable to fraud 1 / 1 Back to Gallery … [Read more...] about Zelle, the banks’ answer to Venmo, proves vulnerable to fraud
This article is available to Members of The Local. Read more about membership here. 1. The basics First, it's good to cover the basics of what the return entails. The standard tax return booklet can be a scary-looking creature for newcomers to the Swedish system, but it's relatively straightforward to deal with for most. For lots of people it's a simple case of checking that all of the pre-printed amounts on the tax return are correct, then submitting it for confirmation. The most simple way to submit it is online, using either Skatteverket's app (which requires electronic identification in the form of BankID) or using their web service, which can be accessed through either BankID or the eight digit security code printed on the form itself. If there are no changes to be made the form can also be submitted by sending a text message including your personal identity number and signature code to 71144 from within Sweden, or by calling 020 567 100 and following the instructions. If … [Read more...] about How to fill out your Swedish tax return before you go ARGH!