For years, India has been a world hotbed of credit card fraud and identity theft. But now, its beloved children’s magazine Tinkle is fighting back with the help of India’s cartoon equivalent of Goofy.
Visa is using the misadventures of Suppandi, the popular cartoon simpleton, to educate first-time cardholders about the dangers of sketchy credit card offers, attempts to obtain their private financial information via online “phishing,” and other schemes designed to entice and entrap the stumble-prone among us.
Want proof of just how fast that Chinese economy is growing? Try this: The total number of credit cards in China nearly doubled in the past year, according to the nation’s central bank.