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If You Don’t Like It, Get the F Out. Australian Chief of Army is a Bad Ass Who Protects Women.

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Now that some clear leadership from the Australia’s Chief of Army Lieutenant General David Morrison about people in the Australian Army that would demean women. I’d love to see a similar message from the U.S. military on the issue of military sexual abuse and rape. Maybe we can get this guy to drop by the Pentagon and share his message ... Read More »

Credit Card Fraud Protection in Australia, UK and the US

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In Australia, United States and United Kingdom, credit card use appears much the same. The names are familiar – Amex, MasterCard and Visa are the dominant players in all three markets. But the card issuers responsibilities to consumers aren’t quite equal. While U.K .and U.S. consumer protection schemes have convened into a general code for credit card users across the ... Read More »

Will I Be Stopped at the U.S. Border if I Leave Australia With Debt I Can’t Pay?

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“Dear Steve, In 2011 I went to the United States I am a US citizen when I returned to Australia I thought I would still have my job but that didn’t happen and have been unable to get a job I have not contacted the bank in 2 years out of fear. I’m on centerlink benefits because I had to ... Read More »

Will Debt Collectors Chase Me Over My Phone Bill in Australia? – Daisy

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“Dear Steve, i was leaving in australia for more than 5 years and always paid my phone bill on time. however due to some financial crisis, i had to go back for my home country and not able to pay my closed contract with the provider (amounting to more than $1000). i had no Permanent Residency visa with Australia and ... Read More »

Can I Move to Australia and Get Married if I Have a Delinquent Private Student Loan? – Mike

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“Dear Steve, private student loan debit took out – and never went to school for 2 reasons. One had major issues with the school it’s self. I got a private student loan (thanks to Grandpa co-sign) which was to cover school, room/board, and all other related cost. Bags packed ready to go on the road trip with the parents. Check ... Read More »

I Have a Debt in Australia I Can’t Pay. I Now Live in the U.S. – Sam

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“Dear Steve, I used to live in Australia as a permanent resident from 2008 to 2009 for almost 20 months, (after 12 month I lost my job and for 8 month looking for a new job), Then I decided to leave country and Currently I have a Bank credit card debt around 11000 $. I need to know what are ... Read More »

I Left Australia With Debt and Now I’m in India and Can’t Pay HSBC. – Romey

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“Dear Steve, hello i had left Australia with credit card debt with 2 banks HSBC,common wealth bank .As my permanent residence file was rejected i had to move back to India . i am jobless here in India .i am not able to return the money of credit cards i owed in Australia and i don,t want to go back ... Read More »

Consumer Debt a Growing Problem in Canada and Australia

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Recent reports out of Canada and Australia paint a similar picture for consumers in both countries. Consumers are loading up on consumer debt and it is becoming a concern for regulators. Right now levels are about the same, consumer debt is approximately 150 percent of income. Both Canada and Australia have experienced less unemployment that the United States or even ... Read More »

I Left Dubai in Debt, Went to India and Now Live in Australia. – Iram

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“Dear Steve, I am an Indian citizen presently permanent resident in Australia. I visit india every 2-3 years. i was working in Dubai UAE from March 2003 till June 2005. In 2005 i cancelled my visa and left dubai for good. before leaving dubai….. i had credit cards from RAK bank and HSBC bank i admit I made some good ... Read More »

FTC Gives APEC Cross-Border Privacy Rules Thumbs Up For Consumer Information Protection

Yesterday, President Obama and representatives from other Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) economies met to discuss consumer cross-border data privacy protection at a meeting in Honolulu, Hawaii. The meeting focused on the APEC Cross-Border Privacy Rules, a new initiative to harmonize safe data sharing across country borders and enhance the protection of consumer data that moves between the United States and ... Read More »

Are Unemployed Computer Programmers Hacking Your Bank Account?

The term “white collar criminals” always sounded so fancy to me. You know? There’s something that just sounds glamourous about it. But fact of the matter is, there’s nothing glamorous about it – it’s just the same low life scam… in a pretty shirt. Apparently Australia is seeing a surge in white collar crimes due to the world wide financial ... Read More »

How To Tackle Global Fraud Pandemic: Share And Care

In Australia police are saying that 76 percent of e-mail investment scam victims continue to send money even after police warn them that they’re being deceived. The most common e-mail frauds and scams are those that request money to unlock a promised inheritance payment or to reap rewards from a business opportunity. One of the more famous e-mail scams that ... Read More »

I’m Returning to Australia From the UK to be a Reiki Healer and I Have a Lot of Debt. – Jill

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“Dear Steve, gday, i wanted a credit card so that i could holiday in the uk this was easily approved as i was working at the time i was then offered a personal loan for 14,900 which i also accepted i would only be charged intrest on any amount i transfered or used this was great as i only needed ... Read More »

We Moved from Australia to the UK and Now Can’t Pay AMEX. – Chantel

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Chantel “Dear Steve, My husband and I moved to England from Australia two and a half years ago and everything was going fine but unfortunatley our circumstances have changed quite dramatically. We have two credit cards one with Amex and another with City bank which totals nearly twenty thousand between them. We have always paid our bills and have not ... Read More »

How Do My Hubby And I Get Out of Bad Credit On One Low Income in Australia? – Evelyn

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Evelyn “Dear Steve, Hi both my husband and i are in around $40k debt combined. We live in Sydney on only his one income and find it hard to live comfortably now we seem to be going behind and behind. I’ve tried to get loans to pay debt but havent been able to due to our bad credit us both ... Read More »

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