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Amber Stubbs, Managing Editor

August 2011

Some credit card issuers waive late fees for Hurricane Irene victims

Written by Geoff Williams
Posted On: August 31, 2011

Banks show their Good Samaritan side as they have often done in the past when disaster strikes. [...]

Posted in Credit Card Fees | Chase Credit Card | Capital One Credit Card | 0 Comments

Local star athlete accused of stealing credit cards, and other odd crimes

Written by Geoff Williams
Posted On: August 26, 2011

Even a track star can't outrun the police. And why do credit card thieves seem to always end up at Walmart? [...]

Posted in Credit Card Crimes | 2 Comments

Late fees are down: the sequel

Written by Geoff Williams
Posted On: August 24, 2011

Paying on time is becoming in vogue again. Here's hoping this trend lasts. [...]

Posted in Credit Reports | Citi Credit Cards | Credit Card Fees | 0 Comments

Chips: bad for your waistline but good for your wallet?

Written by Geoff Williams
Posted On: August 23, 2011

Chips may not be good for your waistline, but the financial industry thinks they'll be good for your wallet. Credit card fraud has been a well-publicized phenomenon for awhile now, but credit card issuers are chipping away at the problem. In fact, a chip may end much of the problem. Visa announced recently that they're more aggressively [...]

Posted in Credit Card Fraud | 0 Comments

Like fire on gasoline, sometimes credit cards and gas stations don't mix well.

Written by Geoff Williams
Posted On: August 22, 2011

Punishing people who pay with plastic. Holding funds hostage. Remember when service stations used to actually be about service? [...]

Posted in Gas Rebate Cards | 1 Comments

Fake nurses, fake patients and other strange credit card crimes

Written by Geoff Williams
Posted On: August 19, 2011

Maybe it's the August heat? This week seems to have brought out the credit card crazies more than usual. [...]

Posted in Credit Card Crimes | 0 Comments

Credit card crime blog: When you take communion, take your credit card

Written by Geoff Williams
Posted On: August 12, 2011

God may be watching, but you need to watch your belongings, too. [...]

Posted in Credit Card Crimes | 0 Comments

Trouble ahead? More Americans are using credit cards for necessities

Written by Geoff Williams
Posted On: August 8, 2011

Could this troubling trend be the proverbial canary in the coal mine for the U.S. economy? Here's hoping it's just a fluke. [...]

Posted in Gas Rebate Cards | 0 Comments
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