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Someone pulls identity theft sorcery on 'Harry Potter' star

Written by Geoff Williams
Posted On: August 1, 2014

It's time, once again, for a look at the most unusual credit card crimes being reported by the media. So here we go… Ron Weasley and the credit card thief Various media outlets have reported that someone stole the credit card of actor Rupert Grint, who played Ron Weasley in the "Harry Potter" movies. The thief apparently [...]

Save on back-to-school prep by using your credit card

Written by Lucy Lazarony
Posted On: July 18, 2014

Editor's Note: Thank you for your interest, these offers have expired and are no longer available. School's out but summer won't last forever. Save money now on back-to-school prep by shopping smart with your credit cards. By shopping now, you'll land some great deals and avoid the headache of shopping during the back-to-school rush. Get a jump on [...]

California crooks pay for high-end fun with stolen credit card

Written by Geoff Williams
Posted On: July 4, 2014

It's time for another look at unusual credit card crimes making the news, and there are a few strange ones that stand out. Expensive taste Two teens are in hot water for credit card fraud. They rented a car with a stolen credit card -- a sports car, a McLaren 12C, valued at $240,000. And they also rented [...]

Did mom make you an authorized user on her credit card? Here's how to use it

Written by Lucy Lazarony
Posted On: June 20, 2014

If you're a teen and your parents have added you to one of their credit card accounts as an authorized user, consider this a big deal. You've officially entered the world of credit. Wondering what this means for you? The only way someone under 18 can gain access to a credit card is for mom or [...]

Beauty salon brings out ugly credit card behavior

Written by Geoff Williams
Posted On: June 6, 2014

Every month, we take a look at the latest unusual credit card crimes and capers to hit the news. So without any further ado… Well-manicured sleight of hand In Tulsa, Oklahoma, Diane Barnes got a manicure at AQ Spa & Nails, and then when she went to pay for it, she realized her wallet was missing, according [...]