This post was updated on 18th April, 2022 with a section added at the end. The cost of heating our homes, cooking our food, and generally powering the things we use is increasing. It isn’t just increasing in the way we’re used to, though, it’s increasing dramatically – the main driving factor being the wholesale price of gas, which as well as itself being supplied to many homes, is also heavily used in the generation of electricity.Read More
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 fraud department, but they made no further attempts to contact me that day. I finally received a call from them on Monday 20th.Read More
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 one), allowing the fraudster to set up new online access to my accounts – and I dropped in a comment about the security questions that they ask, and would have asked the fraudster, pointing out…Read More
Barclaycard expects customers to ignore sensible practices
I forgot to pay my Barclaycard bill this month. The amount I forgot to pay was massive. Absolutely huge. Yes, the balance from my statement last month was a staggering £21.28. Okay, that small amount of sarcasm aside (almost as small as the amount in question), at the end of the day the payment was due and I forgot to make it. It was my mistake, so let’s just get on to the point of this:Read More