22 Aug '11, 1am

NUS graduates billed for card they didn't ask for; Stanchart, NUS apologise over 'error'

By Elizabeth Soh & Joanna Seow Ms Kate Tan, who runs an online clothing store, was among many National University of Singapore (NUS) graduates who got a rude shock two weeks ago when she received a letter billing her for subscription fees for a credit card she had neither activated nor even asked for. The card in question was sent out a year ago to graduating students under a tie-up between NUS' Alumni Office and Standard Chartered Bank known as the Bank Affinity Card Programme. Back then, the pre-embossed cards caused indignation among the recipients, who felt that NUS had compromised their privacy by sharing their personal information with the bank. Background story DOUBLE HOWLER 'I am absolutely angry and upset. It's complete common sense, really. If you didn't activate your card, why are you still being billed, especially for a card that was sent out based on a breach ...

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