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Credit Card Fraud

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.

Nick Wing

Supreme Court Chief Justice Hit By Credit Card Fraud | Nick Wing | Posted 02.13.2014 | Politics

Chief Justice John Roberts is paying Washington D.C.-area establishments in cash this week, after being targeted by credit card fraud. The Washingt...

BillGuard: Grey Charges Equal Legal Fraud

Robert Siciliano | Posted 05.06.2013 | Business
Robert Siciliano

Often a merchant will tack on additional products and services to a legitimate purchase you make, and you "sorta" know about the charge... but not really.

Bateman and McCarthy Elevate Identity Thief

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 04.15.2013 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

McCarthy is the heart of this movie. Somehow she manages to play a completely amoral woman who is as conniving as can be. You know you ought to dislike her intensely but there is some spark in her that touches your heart.

Joe Arpaio Targeted By Credit Card Fraudsters?

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 02.05.2013 | Politics

Not even the nation's self-proclaimed "toughest" lawman is immune to credit card fraud. Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio and his wife were contacted by a...

U.S. Busts Massive Fake ID Scheme

Reuters | Posted 04.07.2013 | Business

NEW YORK, Feb 5 (Reuters) - U.S. prosecutors on Tuesday charged 18 people with fraud for allegedly creating and using thousands of fake identities t...

Thief Allegedly Sends Gifts To Victims

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.09.2013 | Business

One thief with a conscience apparently has a very unique way of saying sorry. Chris and Susie Linford, of Anchorage, Alaska, were shocked when the...

How Credit Card Fraud Saved My Me

Elizabeth Dosoretz | Posted 02.24.2013 | Style
Elizabeth Dosoretz

Skateboards, sneakers, and even electronics will make somebody very happy this Christmas, compliments of my Visa.

Young Adults: Avoid These Privacy Red Flags

Jason Alderman | Posted 01.16.2013 | Money
Jason Alderman

It can be tempting to embellish the truth on your resume or during a job interview, but as recent headlines about disgraced executives being fired have shown, these lies can come back to haunt you.

Customer Wants Slice Of Pizza Shop Owner Who Went Bonkers Over Unpaid Check

Posted 10.18.2012 | Money

A Dallas pizzeria owner who beat a customer with a metal pipe and forced him to strip after he suspected the man of credit card fraud two years ago is...

Frontal Assault on the Big Banks?

Mike Lux | Posted 12.02.2012 | Politics
Mike Lux

While I would have preferred the first legal action taken by the securities fraud task force to have involved a perp walk, the strategy N.Y. Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is pursuing is an interesting one that has some promise.

Couple Of Thieves: Man And Wife Duo Plead Guilty To Largest Identity Theft Case In U.S. History

The Huffington Post | Allie Compton | Posted 02.13.2014 | Money

It has been called the largest and most sophisticated identity theft case ever seen in the U.S., according to Queens (N.Y.) District Attorney Richard ...

How To Recover From Credit Card Fraud

Bankrate | Posted 10.03.2012 | Money

No one wants to find a credit card missing from his or her wallet or discover an odd charge on a monthly billing statement. But credit card loss, thef...

Woman Orders Pizza, Gets Arrested

The Huffington Post | Alicia Ciccone | Posted 07.19.2012 | Money

A Louisville, Ky. woman ordered a pizza and got arrested. India Sanchez Hidalgo, 23, placed an order for a Papa John's pie, using what was apparent...

Catherine New

Should You Freak Out About A Stolen Credit Card Number? | Catherine New | Posted 02.13.2014 | Money

There is some likelihood that your credit card number is for sale in a dark corner of the Internet. The selling price? As little as $3.50 per number. ...

Woman Reports Credit Card Fraud, Then Is Accused By Police

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 05.10.2012 | Business

Imagine calling the police to report a crime, only to have them turnaround and accuse you. That's what happened to Audrey Grisham of Bountiful, Ut...

4 Steps to Follow When Your Credit Card Is Compromised

Christopher Burgess | Posted 04.18.2012 | Money
Christopher Burgess

Given a "third party" lost my PCI data, and caused a cascade of events and expenses for others, that there had to be an equitable way to pass through the cost and expenses to the party responsible for the events.

Credit Card Breach: It Can Happen to Anyone, Do You Know What to Do?

Adrian Nazari | Posted 06.06.2012 | Money
Adrian Nazari

Thieves are smart and may lay low and wait months, or even years before using the data they've stolen, and could hit you when you least expect it.

Who Are the Lowest of the Low?

Judge H. Lee Sarokin | Posted 04.10.2012 | Education
Judge H. Lee Sarokin

It is bad enough that some 100,000 or more veterans are homeless every night or care for the wounded is insufficient, but those are the result of neglect, not intentional harm. The education scam has become so profitable that it is now a major investment for respected companies.

Credit Card Stolen? Here's What You Do

Jason Alderman | Posted 02.21.2012 | Business
Jason Alderman

It's always good to know what to do in case lightening does strike and someone fraudulently uses your card. Left unchecked, they might try to run up bills, drain your checking account or worse -- steal your identity.

Steakhouse Waiters From City's Top Restaurants Arrested For $1 Million Credit Card Fraud

Posted 11.18.2011 | New York

Waiters and other restaurant employees from some of the city's top steakhouses, including Smith and Wollensky and Wolfgang's, have been arrested for a...