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Credit Card Fraud

New MasterCard Security Measure: Pay With A Selfie

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 02.25.2016 | Business

MasterCard is rolling out a new strategy in the fight against credit card fraud: It wants you to pay for things with your face. At the Mobile World Co...

EMV Credit Card Chips: No Silver Bullet, but a Significant Step Forward in Fraud Reduction

ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery | Posted 01.05.2017 | Technology
ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery

By Steven Myers Associate Professor of Computer Science and Informatics Indiana University With the New Year beginning, we have just come through...

6 Ways You Might Get Hacked This Holiday Season

Jason Glassberg | Posted 11.10.2016 | Technology
Jason Glassberg

As someone who works in the cybersecurity industry, I know that the November to December timeframe is when many consumers and businesses will get hacked or defrauded. In many ways, the holiday season is an ideal time for cybercriminals.

The Benefits of Your New EMV Credit Cards

Robert Harrow | Posted 10.20.2016 | Business
Robert Harrow

The news has been abuzz with the new smartchips that are being rolled out for credit card users across the United States. They have caused a major disruption to how Americans interact with their old trusty pieces of plastic.

From Strip to Chip: Everything You Need to Know About the New Generation of Payment Cards

Nathaniel Sillin | Posted 09.03.2016 | Business
Nathaniel Sillin

If you travel overseas regularly, you've probably already seen chip card technology in action. It's based on a global standard called EMV and is already at work in countries moving to cashless options for private and public goods and services.

5 States Where Identity Theft Is a Major Problem

NerdWallet | Posted 09.29.2016 | Business

The most common kind of identity theft is fraud involving government benefits or documents, such as Social Security cards, passports and driver's licenses. Other types of fraud involve credit cards, phone or utility accounts, banks and employment.

Credit Cards: What Small Businesses Need to Know About EMV

Ashley Wren Collins | Posted 09.28.2016 | Business
Ashley Wren Collins

Beginning October 1, 2015, businesses that are not able to accept EMV (Europay®, MasterCard® and Visa®) chip cards will be liable for any fraudulen...

Protect Yourself Against Credit Card Fraud by Clients and Customers

Gini Graham Scott | Posted 08.13.2016 | 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 07.30.2016 | 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 07.17.2016 | 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, cyb...

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 (Affordable Car...

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.