Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 8, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta
B THE IETHBRIDOE HERALD Wedneiday, September 5, 1971 15-iniJlioii list; service Chargex cards easy pickings for thieves TORONTO (CP) When the Chargex credit card system was introduced in Canada three years ago plastic charge plates Kosygin invites Brandt BONN (API Chancellor Willy Brandt has accepted an invitation from Premier Alexci N. Kosygin and mil visit the So- viet Union soon, the West Ger- man government announced. A brief announcement said the exact date of the chancel- lor's depariurc has n.ot been set and the site of his meetings v-ith Kosygin has not been fixed, but informed sources in Bonn believed the visit likely to take place before the erd of this month. were mailed io thousands of Ca- nadian homes. The cards, in easily recogniz- able envelopes, made easy pick- ings for thieves, says Eyre Wei- land, supervisor of consumer credit for the Royal Bank of Canada, one of the (our partici- pating banks in the Chargex system. "Today cards are only sent out to customers recommended by branches who say they want says Mr. Weiland. "This has to a large extent eliminated the old bogey of cards being in- tercepted before they reach Ihe legitimate owner." There now are an estimated 15 million credit cards of all types in circulation in Canada. Security precautions against theft and abuse of such cards are being lightened. The United Slalos introduced legislation last February limit- ing liability of a credit card holder to S50 in the event of un- a it t h o r i z ed purchases by thieves. However, the credit card holder in Canada does nol have any legal limit set on his liabili- ties in the of theft. "The back of most credit cards stales that Ihe owner is responsible for any charges made by anyone, whelhc-r au- thorized or not, until the issuer is notified in writing that the card is missing. A phone call is not enough." Canadian Services, a division of Alert Computer Card Service, Toronto, was formed last April. The company offers computer- ized credit card protection against loss and fraudulent use of cards. For 512 a year, a company will register a customer's credit cards in a central computer. Jf a card is lost or stolen, a collect call lo the company from any- where in the world will cancel the cards. Three of the oil companies which issue credit cards are protected by an around-the- clock verification system which operates seven days a week. The companies, Gulf Oil Can- nda Ltd., Imperial Oil Ltd. and Shell Canada Ltd. are linked lo the service-, introduced in Can- ada last December by National Communications and Data Corp., a Toronto-based subsidi ary of National Dala Corp. o.r the U.S. Under the system, condemned lost or stolen cards are slored in a central computer. Participating service station dealers arc required to verify by telephone any credit card purchase of more than Texaco Canada Ltd. operates its own verificnlioii services. Chargex also requires verifi- cation on many purchases. A participating merchant in the Chargex system is given a S25 reward for each lost or sto- len card he reports. WORD CLUE SOUTHPOIIT, England (CF I Searching for six mynah els which can reveal their ..entity by spealring a few words, Lancashire police issued the following notice after the theft from a local aviary: "If anyone is approached by a per- son trying to sell a mynah, we would like lo be notified and hear what the bird has lo say for itself." million drilling rig plans unfold LONDON (Renter) A Ca- nadian oil company and a Brit- ish industrial group announced here the formation of a partner- ship with two Norwegian ship- ping companies to buy a S21.fi million North Sea drilling rig. The rig, a semi-submersible self-propelled vessel, is to be built by Akers Mek Verksted of Norway. For Ihe first Iwo years it will be used in search of oil by two of the partners, Britain's Bow Valley Industries, which has an oil exploration interest in acres in the Norwegian and British sectors of the North Sea, and Home Oil Co. of Cal- gary. The Norwegian shipping in- terests in Ihe partnership are Hagb, Waage and Wilh Wil- helmsen of Oslo. A FRIEND INDEED Since mid-July, 1 4-year-old Bob McEwan at Hamillon, has been working at the headquarters of 1ne Sociely for Ihe Prevention of Cruelty Io Ani- mals without pay, all day, seven days a wesk. Bob became interested after mceling an association inspector at a horse-a-rama one Salurday and promply showed up al the shelter the following Monday ready to help. The society can't pay him bur to show iheir gratitude the board presented him with an engraved walcli. Treat Em To Luscious Eating! 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