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Oklahoma Continues Use Of Controversial ERAD Tool for "Highway Robbery" In Civil Asset Forfeiture Cases

Adam Banner | Posted 08.26.2016 | Crime
Adam Banner

Although Oklahoma is the state making headlines in this area, the Institute of Justice graded 31 states at D or lower, with only one state, New Mexico, making above a B+. Everyone concerned with their constitutional rights needs to be concerned with the technology used to destroy them.

Vegas ATM Steals $600 - Can You Get it Back?

Christopher Elliott | Posted 06.27.2016 | Business
Christopher Elliott

Lisa Selle has $600 sucked out of her debit card in Las Vegas. Why won't American Express cover her loss? Question: On a recent visit to Las Vegas, so...

How I Lived Without a Credit Card for 25 Years

GOBankingRates | Posted 06.08.2016 | Business
GOBankingRates

By Lucy Mueller, Contributor In 2015, shortly before turning 26, I opened my first credit card. It was a Capital One Platinum MasterCard, for which I...

10 Things That Happen When You Don't Use a Credit Card

GOBankingRates | Posted 05.31.2016 | Business
GOBankingRates

By Andrew Lisa, Contributor For decades, Americans have used credit cards to fund their purchases today, while paying for them later. However, the mi...

Is Your New Credit Card Holding Up the Checkout Line?

Robin Raskin | Posted 05.09.2016 | Technology
Robin Raskin

Usually newer tech means faster tech but that's not the case with EMV. Chip based cards are actually slower than mag based cards because there's a lot more data being transferred back and forth compared to the swipe. Your card, the POS system and your card issuer are having a high tech chat that includes encryption and randomizing your data. More secure, yes. More time consuming? That too.

Russell Simmons' Debit Card Left People Stranded Without Their Pay

The Huffington Post | Shane Ferro | Posted 10.20.2015 | Business

Shannen Crews is waiting for her paycheck. Normally, it's posted to her prepaid Rush debit card on Tuesdays at 8 a.m. This morning, she woke up to fin...

Android Pay Is Coming to a Phone Near You: How Safe Is It?

NextAdvisor.com | Posted 09.17.2016 | Technology
NextAdvisor.com

One of the biggest concerns beyond security for users of technologies like Android Pay is whether relying on it completely to make all of your purchases is a wise idea.

Everything You Need to Know About Switching to Chip Cards

NextAdvisor.com | Posted 09.18.2016 | Business
NextAdvisor.com

If you have a debit or credit card, you've likely noticed that you've recently received a new version of the card that includes a chip. As such, you're probably wondering what this chip is and why your cards need it.

Why Are Businesses Not Upgrading to EMV?

Robert Harrow | Posted 09.11.2016 | Business
Robert Harrow

Unfortunately for many business owners, many of them will only be reading and hearing about the importance of EMV in the coming months, as the story gains national coverage - with 20 days to go before the liability shift occurs, many will be left wishing they were better informed, at a much earlier time.

How Do You Pay for Your Purchases?

NextAdvisor.com | Posted 06.29.2016 | Business
NextAdvisor.com

When it comes to making purchases, we all have that go-to payment option. Whether it's a debit card, credit card, cash or check, it's the way we prefer to pay for in-person or online purchases.

What to Do if You Lose Your Wallet

NextAdvisor.com | Posted 06.03.2016 | Business
NextAdvisor.com

You just reached into your back pocket or purse to pay for lunch and it's nowhere to be found. The first instinct most people have is to panic -- that's understandable, but it doesn't really help much. First, calm yourself as much as possible.

Why It's Smart to Use Credit for Purchases

Kari Luckett | Posted 06.27.2015 | Money
Kari Luckett

Many consumers prefer not to use credit for their purchases, but you can use your credit cards for purchases and turn around to pay off that purchase with your bank account. Even if you pay it off minutes later, you're purchases and account are still protected.

The College Credit Card Conundrum

David A. Dedman | Posted 06.07.2015 | Money
David A. Dedman

A large percentage of college kids have not been taught to properly use credit. There are a few reasons for this. It could be that the parents don't understand it completely, so they pass on really bad habits. It could be that they just ignored the conversation at home. Here's why I think giving a college student a credit card is a bad idea.

Campus Debit Cards: Good for You or Your University?

Equal Justice Works | Posted 05.03.2015 | College
Equal Justice Works

This is another area where Congress should step up to the plate. Students need to be protected from deceptive marketing. And debit card agreements between companies, colleges and universities should be subject to the same transparency requirements as campus credit cards.

Snapchat's Snapcash: Is Peer-To-Peer Payment Safe?

NextAdvisor.com | Posted 02.14.2015 | Money
NextAdvisor.com

Snapchat has partnered up with Square for a new feature, Snapcash, which allows its users to send and receive money on the app. It's as easy as sending selfies with Snapchat, but how safe is it?

Survey Reveals Holiday Spending Habits

NextAdvisor.com | Posted 01.26.2015 | Money
NextAdvisor.com

It's that joyous time of year when Americans will spend billions on gifts for loved ones and friends. Millions of consumers turn to credit cards and other forms of payments to purchase all of these gifts.

The King Of Credit Card Fraud

Robert Siciliano | Posted 12.13.2014 | Crime
Robert Siciliano

Gonzalez became a paid informant for the agency's office in Miami. Gonzalez's work was so impressive that he spoke at seminars and conferences, delighting in shaking hands with the head of the Secret Service. But this sly devil of deception had tricks up his sleeve all along.

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.

Can I Live Without Credit?

Credit Karma | Posted 09.14.2014 | Money
Credit Karma

Living without credit is possible. Is it advisable though? Is it accomplishable without frustrating limitations? Those are different questions.

9 Impulse Purchases You Instantly Regret

Adam Levin | Posted 08.26.2014 | Money
Adam Levin

If you are rigorous, you can have a six-month cushion in the bank in no time -- but you have to take the first step, which in many cases is a non-step. Leave the items on the shelf (virtual or otherwise) and keep your wallet in your pocket.

Cybercrime Thrives Amid Lack of National Data Security Standards for Retailers

B. Dan Berger | Posted 08.17.2014 | Business
B. Dan Berger

For the sake of America's economy and consumers, we must take steps to make sure consumer financial information is safe from cybercriminals.

A New Breed of Prepaid Cards

Jason Alderman | Posted 08.03.2014 | Money
Jason Alderman

Everyday tasks like cashing payroll checks, paying bills, shopping online and renting a car can be much more difficult and expensive -- not to mention dangerous, if you're forced to carry large amounts of cash to pay your bills.

Which Plastic Is the Best? Debit Cards, Credit Cards or Prepaid Cards?

Curtis Arnold | Posted 07.22.2014 | Business
Curtis Arnold

Major financial institutions, like most restaurants, understand the need to offer different card offerings to meet the varied circumstances and tastes of their customers.

Prepaid Debit Cards 101

Curtis Arnold | Posted 07.16.2014 | College
Curtis Arnold

It is true that the economic downturn of the past few years has damaged people's credit and made it impossible for many to obtain a traditional checking account or credit card.

No One is Secure While Data Security Is a One-Sided Proposition

B. Dan Berger | Posted 05.12.2014 | Business
B. Dan Berger

Our economy and consumers are not safe if only financial institutions are accountable. The companies that store consumer data need to secure their house.