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Credit Card Fraud

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?

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Credit Cards With Chips: Are the Urban Legends True?

Curtis Arnold | Posted 01.03.2012 | Business
Curtis Arnold

It's no surprise that urban legends and myths have proliferated about the new EMV chip credit cards. Here are a few of the most common, along with our opinion as to their veracity.

Your Next Credit Card May Change the Way You Shop

Curtis Arnold | Posted 01.02.2012 | Business
Curtis Arnold

For the past few years, Europe has been the testing ground for new credit card technology that could eventually render your current credit card obsolete.

Gerry Smith

Identity Theft Bust Exposes Need For 'Smart' Credit Cards

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 12.10.2011 | Technology

When authorities announced Friday that they had charged more than 100 people in a massive identity fraud operation, they did not just blame the allege...

Gerry Smith

Mobile Wallets Present New Set of Security and Privacy Questions

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 11.20.2011 | Technology

It is billed as the future of commerce: swiping a smartphone at the checkout counter instead of a credit card. On Monday, Google made its foray in...

3 Credit Card Marketing Phrases That Don't Mean Anything

Tim Chen | Posted 11.02.2011 | Business
Tim Chen

It's true: the credit card advertised will cover you in case of fraud. But it's not necessarily out of the goodness of the issuers' hearts.

Credit Card Issuers Can Increase Security With Simple Steps: Study

EILEEN AJ CONNELLY | Posted 08.29.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (AP) — Credit card companies could make customers' accounts and identities more secure with a few simple steps. That's what consulting f...

Ann Hernandez Accused Of Stealing Woman's Identity, Hiding It In Her Vagina

AOL Weird News | Ben Muessig | Posted 11.16.2011 | Weird News

Don't these people have pockets? Police in Florida say they have recovered a marijuana pipe and a woman's identity from the body cavities of suspects...

Most Scammed States In America (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Dean Praetorius | Posted 02.13.2014 | Business

Identity theft is something everyone talks about, but no one expects to have happen to them. Well it turns out some people should be more worried a...

Cops Go Undercover As Pizza Delivery Guys To Bust Credit Card Fraud

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

William Peppers of Chicago got more than he ordered from an Edwardo's pizza delivery man on January 8. The 31-year-old Peppers got his pizza, wings, ...

'The Great Cyberheist': A Look At A Notorious Hacker-Informant

NYTimes.com | Posted 02.13.2014 | Technology

One night in July 2003, a little before midnight, a plainclothes N.Y.P.D. detective, investigating a series of car thefts in upper Manhattan, followed...

5 Credit Card Traps That Can Ruin Your Retirement

Beverly Blair Harzog | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Beverly Blair Harzog

Going from a full-time salary to a fixed income is quite a challenge. If you don't redo your budget to account for your lower income, you'll end up using your credit cards to make up the difference.

ATMs Hacked To Steal Your Debit Card Information

NBC Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Skimmers attach barely noticeable card readers right on top of the ATM machine's card slot. The reader digitally records your banking information. The...

Criminal Hackers, Carders, Dumps, and Identity Theft

Robert Siciliano | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Robert Siciliano

Albert Gonzalez and his gang of criminal hackers were responsible for data breaches in retailers and payment processors, with some estimates saying they breached over 230 million records combined.

Biggest Identity Theft Case Ever: 11 Indicted For Stealing And Selling Over 40 Million Credit Card Numbers

AP | RODRIQUE NGOWI and ANNE D'INNOCENZIO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

BOSTON — Eleven people, including a U.S. Secret Service informant, have been charged in connection with the hacking of nine major retailers and ...