Miscellaneous

Additions Direct: The story begins

I discovered today that I have an account with a company called Additions Direct and, although I don’t owe them any money, there is only £971 of the £1,000 credit limit available. This is because there is an unfulfilled order on the account – for an “X Factor Waistband Amplifier” which, at £25 (and looking […]

Finance

Barclaycard: The story ends… for now?

After discovering there had been fraudulent activity on one of my credit cards held with Barclaycard on the 16th September, and my subsequent contact with them that didn’t get anywhere on the 17th, I had a missed call on the morning of Sunday 19th September from a withheld number, which I assume was from Barclaycard’s […]

Finance

Barclaycard and the illusion of security

A couple of days ago, I posted about the call I received from Barclaycard concerning fraudulent activity on one of my accounts, and from which I concluded that Barclaycard themselves have become a victim of social engineering (which I am now able to confirm, and will be updating that post to explain after finishing this […]

Finance

Have Barclaycard fallen victim to social engineering? (Updated 19/9/10)

I received a partially automated telephone call from Barclaycard today – their systems had been alerted to possible fraudulent activity on one of my credit card accounts. When I initially answered the call and their robot explained this, my first thoughts were that it probably wasn’t fraudulent activity, and that I’d have to confirm a […]