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Credit Card Fraud

Protect Yourself Against Credit Card Fraud by Clients and Customers

Gini Graham Scott | Posted 08.13.2015 | Business
Gini Graham Scott

The credit card scam that has not received much attention is the one where clients and customers obtain products and services by charging a card and later claiming fraud to get their money back.

16 Things you Must Do When Your Credit Card Has Been Stolen

Arkady Bukh | Posted 07.30.2015 | Crime
Arkady Bukh

Welcome to the growing club of credit card theft victims. You are not alone. Relax. Breathe. There are some things you can do to minimize the loss.

Are Mobile Payment Apps Safe?

CompareCards | Posted 07.17.2015 | Money

What can you do to help ensure you have the best protection currently available? Experts suggest using a system or platform that requires two-factor authentication.

4 Ways You're Accidentally Committing Credit Card Fraud

GOBankingRates | Posted 01.18.2015 | Money

Credit card fraud is a broad term for theft and fraud committed using a credit card. Usually, it's associated with stolen or compromised information and unauthorized credit card charges, but sometimes it's the legal cardholder who's unintentionally committing the crime.

Masters Of Manipulation

Lalit Kundani | Posted 11.29.2014 | Crime
Lalit Kundani

Crime does not polarize so conveniently into black and white. Rather, it is liminal. It can live and breathe in the spaces between good and bad -- on cusps and thresholds and borders -- which troubles us because, while we can instantly identify crime as a "bad" thing, we want so badly to believe that those who commit it are just as easily recognizable.

How Tim Cook Passed the Test With Flying Colors

Mary Buffett | Posted 11.16.2014 | Business
Mary Buffett

After last week's product launches of the iPhone 6 family, the introduction of the Apple Watch, and the roll out of Apple Pay, it's safe to say that Tim Cook may even surpass the height that Steve Jobs brought back to Apple when he returned from his exile in the wilderness.

4 Reasons Not to Use Your Debit Card at a Bar

Adam Levin | Posted 10.28.2014 | Money
Adam Levin

But if you think you're protected from losing cash by using a debit card, perhaps you need to rethink your definition of protection. Debit cards get scammed the same as credit cards, but that's where the similarity ends.

The Unfortunate Truth About Your New Chip Credit Card | Posted 09.08.2014 | Money

In these post-Target-breach days of heightened worry about credit card fraud, the arrival of EMV (which stands for Europay, MasterCard and Visa -- the card companies that spurred its creation) in America is a big deal. After all, about half of the world's credit card fraud reportedly happens in the U.S., due in large part to our preference for mag stripe cards.

Malware at all time High

Robert Siciliano | Posted 07.08.2014 | Crime
Robert Siciliano

Malware is everywhere and isn’t about to disappear. The latest PandaLabs report says that last year alone, of all the malware that ever existed,...

10 Simple Ways Identity Thieves Steal Your Credit Card

Robert Siciliano | Posted 07.07.2014 | Crime
Robert Siciliano

There are 10 basic ways a crook can easily rob your identity by getting at your credit card or open a new credit card in your name, but there are also ways you can prevent this from occurring.

Healthcare Data under Attack

Robert Siciliano | Posted 07.06.2014 | Crime
Robert Siciliano

Crooks want your health information. Why? It’s called medical identity theft, and it’s not going away too soon. In fact, the ACA (Afford...

Collateral Damage: The Effect Of Card Fraud On Small Businesses, Customers And The Economy

Adam Dolby | Posted 06.24.2014 | Small Business
Adam Dolby

But wait, after the cards were/are compromised, the banks reissue you a new card, they let you dispute any bad transactions and the merchants may offer you a discount to keep you coming back. So, no harm, no foul, right? Not so fast ...

Healthcare Records vulnerable to Criminals

Robert Siciliano | Posted 06.23.2014 | Crime
Robert Siciliano

Just about every kind of healthcare related entity—hospitals, rehab centers, pharma companies, insurance carriers and more—have been and continue ...

Managing Your Identity in a Digital World

Joe Ross | Posted 06.16.2014 | Technology
Joe Ross

The sheer amount of personal information we are generating and sharing online underscores some of the biggest security challenges we are currently facing. How do we control what this data is being used for?

This GOP Rep May Have Spoken Too Soon On Credit Card Fraud

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 03.13.2014 | Politics

Two months after 70 million Americans were hit by a Target data breach, one member of Congress is grappling with his own credit card issue. Last w...

Protecting Identity Is Your Responsibility

Terry Savage | Posted 04.07.2014 | Money
Terry Savage

It's bad enough that major retailers haven't protected us. Don't make it worse by creating your own vulnerabilities.

$9.84 Charge On Your Credit Card? Read This NOW

Posted 02.21.2014 | Business

If your credit or debit card has been charged an inexplicable $9.84 in the last few months, it may very well be in the hands of fraudsters. On Frid...

5 Lessons from the Snapchat and Target Hacks

Michael Gregg | Posted 03.08.2014 | Technology
Michael Gregg

It's not just small companies that have security breaches. Even Fortune 500s and government agencies are regularly breached. As a consumer, make sure that you understand the risks to your personal and financial data.

What The Target Hack Says About Our Credit Card System

AP | By JONATHAN FAHEY | Posted 02.21.2014 | Business

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. is the juiciest target for hackers hunting credit card information. And experts say incidents like the recent data theft at...

JPMorgan Limits Debit Cards After Target Hack

Reuters | Posted 02.20.2014 | Business

By David Henry NEW YORK, Dec 21 (Reuters) - At least 2 million shoppers who used bank debit cards at Target Corp store...

Hotel Scams: 3 Sneaky Ways Your Credit Card Number Can Be Stolen

MyBankTracker | Posted 02.21.2014 | Business

Travel season is in full swing, and as always, you should be cautious about keeping your money safe when you are away from home.

10 Really Dumb Things You Do With Credit Cards

Adam Levin | Posted 10.30.2013 | Business
Adam Levin

here are an estimated 1.5 billion credit cards in use in the United States and that can make them seem pretty ubiquitous. Nevertheless, access to credit cards is a privilege not a right, and if you make mistakes, you'll pay a price -- sometimes a hefty one.

Beware of Unknown Credit Card Subscriptions

Robert Siciliano | Posted 07.19.2013 | Crime
Robert Siciliano

The sales industry is fascinating. When it's done well, you receive great value and both parties leave the transaction feeling happy. But the tactics ...

Cyber Crime Is Getting Everyone's Attention Now

AP | By PAISLEY DODDS | Posted 02.13.2014 | Technology

LONDON (AP) — International law enforcement agencies say the recent $45 million dollar ATM heist is just one of many scams they're fighting in an un...

Identity Theft: It's Not Just for Grownups!

Neale Godfrey | Posted 06.23.2013 | Parents
Neale Godfrey

Kids have pristine records with no real credit score of their own. Parents generally don't think to monitor the status of their kids' identity. This is the perfect combination for children to be the easy targets of identity theft.