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The Unfortunate Truth About Your New Chip Credit Card

CreditCards.com | Posted 07.10.2014 | Money
CreditCards.com

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.

Selling Stem Cells Honestly

Pete Shanks | Posted 07.07.2014 | Science
Pete Shanks

Scientists around the world are campaigning in favor of sensible regulation of stem-cell therapies. The recent conference of the International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) opened with a panel discussion about how to sort the real from the bogus treatments.

Mob Boss' Son Spent Fraud Money On Weapons, Homes, Yacht, Plane

AP | KATHY MATHESON | Posted 07.03.2014 | Crime

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — The son of a former Philadelphia mob boss and another reputed mob associate were convicted Thursday of federal fraud charges for...

How to Protect Your Medicare Card from Identity Theft

Jim T. Miller | Posted 06.27.2014 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

I just turned 65 and got my Medicare card. I see that the ID number on my card is the same as my Social Security number, and on the back of the card it says I need to carry it with me at all times. What can I do to protect myself from identify theft if my purse and Medicare card get stolen?

Brothers Face Sentencing Over Boston Marathon Scam

AP | PHILIP MARCELO | Posted 06.23.2014 | Crime

BOSTON (AP) — Two brothers convicted of filing a false $2 million claim to the Boston Marathon victims' compensation fund using the name of a long-d...

To Watch, or Not to Watch The Real Housewives of New Jersey: That Is the Question

Stacy Slotnick | Posted 06.10.2014 | Entertainment
Stacy Slotnick

What do William Shakespeare's written works have in common with The Real Housewives of New Jersey? A lot more than you may initially think.

New Jersey's Consumer Advocate Takes the Verizon-NJ Board of Public Utilities' 'Stipulation Agreement' to Court

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 06.08.2014 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

On May 27, 2014, the New Jersey Division of Rate Counsel filed with the Superior Court, Appellate Division, a Notice of Appeal to halt a stipulation agreement between the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) and Verizon New Jersey (VNJ) to erase a 20+ year plan called Opportunity New Jersey.

Mythbusters Scandal Grows (VIDEO)

Jon Hotchkiss | Posted 05.21.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Hotchkiss

I am Jon Hotchkiss... the creator of the 6-hour TV series This vs That... whose content was taken from me and used in the series Mythbusters... without my consent, in violation of my copyright and without any compensation.

Don't Get Scammed by Phony Job Offers

Gini Graham Scott | Posted 05.14.2014 | Crime
Gini Graham Scott

It can sound like a great deal -- a job you can easily do at a time when many jobs are contracting or going overseas, unless you are in the tech secto...

Why Kids Don't Have Signatures, and Banks Shouldn't Either

Brett King | Posted 07.04.2014 | Money
Brett King

In a recent UN/ICAO commissioned survey on the use of signatures in passports, a number of countries including the UK recommended phasing out the long...

It Should Be a Crime, But Isn't

Gini Graham Scott | Posted 04.29.2014 | Crime
Gini Graham Scott

Imagine the scenario. You have a contract with someone to do something, you pay them, then they not only don't give you the final product, but they st...

Hazardous Science and Regulation at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Evaggelos Vallianatos | Posted 06.24.2014 | Green
Evaggelos Vallianatos

I worked for the U.S. EPA from 1979 to 2004, spending most of my time with the program dealing with pesticides. It did not take me long to figure out that the EPA was reeling from the scandal of the Industrial Bio-test Laboratory, IBT.

You Have Avoided The Heartbleed Bug, Now What?

Christopher Pogue | Posted 04.21.2014 | Technology
Christopher Pogue

When our forensics investigators are called to look into the cause of a data breach, the majority of the time the initial point of entry is tied to a weak password.

6 Ways College Grads Can Protect Their Online Reputations

Robert Siciliano | Posted 06.12.2014 | Technology
Robert Siciliano

The prospective employer these days may be more interested in what your name pulls up in search engines than how perfectly coordinated your shoes are with your power suit.

Zach Carter

What Do Chase Bank, Condoms, The Tea Party, And Petty Fraud Have In Common?

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 03.31.2014 | Politics

In mid-March, a division of JPMorgan Chase rejected an application to process payments for the fledgling New York City condom company Lovability, citi...

Calling All Lawyers: Did Verizon New Jersey Commit Fiber Optic Fraud?

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 05.16.2014 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

Fact: By 2010, 100% of the state-based Public Switched Telephone Network, controlled by Verizon New Jersey should have been upgraded with a fiber opti...

How Many Credit Card Frauds Must We Endure Before Security Improves?

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 05.19.2014 | College
The University of Central Florida Forum

By Maritza Martinez UCF Forum columnist Yes, it can happen to you... In November, I was contacted via phone and email by my credit card compa...

Captain America Does It Again! Troubling International Adoption Legislation (CHIFF)

Frank Ligtvoet | Posted 05.02.2014 | Politics
Frank Ligtvoet

"There is one issue on which all Americans agree, every child needs a family." This is the slogan used by the supporters of the proposed legislation C...

Missing in Action: Mental Health Community Fails Fraud Victims

Bradley Foster | Posted 04.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Bradley Foster

Major fraud cases grab the headlines for a few days or weeks, then forgotten until the next one comes along. We never have to wait long. Media typical...

Do You Suffer From the Imposter Syndrome?

Morty Lefkoe | Posted 04.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Morty Lefkoe

I remember a client I had many years ago -- an executive in a large aerospace firm -- who complained about a little voice in his head that was constan...

WATCH: Even More RHOA Drama

Posted 02.18.2014 | Black Voices

In recent weeks "Real Housewives of Atlanta" star Phaedra Parks’ husband, Apollo Nida was charged with bank fraud and identity theft, according to t...

The New American Hustle

Robert Kuttner | Posted 04.11.2014 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

Watching the film American Hustle, we can enjoy a sublime, over-the-top '70s show, as well as some civic satisfaction that some corrupt officials actually went to prison. Meanwhile, the ultimate American Hustlers are still on the street, laughing all the way to the bank.

Republicans Using Fake Websites to Trick Donors Is Just the Start

Tarun Wadhwa | Posted 04.10.2014 | Politics
Tarun Wadhwa

Not thinking anything of it he entered his financial information and hit submit. What he didn't notice was the small print at the bottom of the screen.

Student Financial Aid Fraud is a Big Problem

Robert Siciliano | Posted 04.04.2014 | Education
Robert Siciliano

Educational institutions are giving out student loans and grants, and the recipients aren’t even attending school. Instead they’re spending the mo...

4 Tools to Help Monitor Your Accounts for Fraud

MyBankTracker | Posted 04.01.2014 | Money
MyBankTracker

Fortunately, with the help of financial tools, consumers can keep a close eye on their accounts for any suspicious activity with these free tools.