Sunday, 11 October 2020

The DANGER of a Cashless Society

A new video out from Laura. A young lady with a lot of common sense. What has happened to her could happen to anybody. Be aware. 

It's a sunny Sunday morning, what shall I do today. Enjoy myself I think, and so should you. Thanks for popping in. Toodle pip.   ilona

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  1. I listened to this all the way through. It is so scary that a bank can do that in a democratic country - no explanations required. Computer glitches happen in different areas and there are ingenious attacks on computer systems. We should all be wary.

    P.S. I am about to "enjoy myself" painting a facia board and putting up an outdoor LED light. The ladder positioning is very awkward so I may end up in a wheelchair.

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    1. Yes. it's shocking, isn't it. I hope you were smiling when you fell ;o) My enjoyment today was a sewing session and coffee at a friends house.

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  2. There is every intention to bring in a cashless society in the probably not too distant future. Again, the people around me say that will never happen. Just think how easy it will be to control everyone when that happens. 'In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act'

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  3. Haven't got speakers so I can't hear, but the trend towards a cashless society is something I don't like, it gives the powers that be complete control over our finances.

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    1. It does indeed. Imagine if the only way to pay for anything was with a card, or a phone, or even a chip inserted under the skin. Imagine if there were no jobs and we were given pocket money, the amount determined by the state. We would be under total control of the powers that be.

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  4. I read something about this on line a short while ago. I believe the article said that banks were recredit checking customers, those that were potential debtors were having their accounts closed. I'm not saying this is what happened here but research had found a few banks were resulting to this tactic to get rid of risky customers. Dreadful practice and no comeback, no explanation.

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    1. That sounds very dodgy. So they determine how much you are likely to receive and how much you are likely to spend, and if it appears to them to be a bit risky, you're out. Laura had two accounts which were both closed.

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  5. I have just spotted this news item on the Daily Mail (Australia) website. I think that 2021 will be an 'interesting' year and one that I hoped would never happen because people would have woken up.

    'Don't touch this! Coronavirus stays on banknotes, mobile phone screens and steel for up to 28 DAYS'

    COVID-19 virus can survive on banknotes for 28 days, and thrives in the cold,
    Several businesses have introduced cashless payment options to stem spread.
    New research proves 'just how resilient [the virus] is', scientists explained

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    1. Another fear mongering tactic to scare the living daylights out of people. I will continue to pay with cash whenever I can.

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  6. Wow! Thanks for sharing. I am wondering is this situation unique to that particular bank? Has anyone experienced this situation outside the UK?

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    1. I haven't heard anything up to now, but if I read anything I'll let you know.

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  7. Couldn't believe what I was hearing, very scary indeed:( Thanks Laura for sharing your story and thanks Ilona for putting up the link.

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  8. Iceland is pretty much cashless...you can even pay on the town bus with a credit card. I like having money in my pocket. The other day I bought lunch with cash but they could not give me change....only a matter of 20 cents. but still.....because they did not want to handle cash with the virus around etc. If you think of all the germs that are around all the time on the money we have handled over a life time. I does not bother me but I do wash my hands good now when I get home from town....something I would do when traveling in central America but I guess I should be doing at home these days.

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