Someone pulls identity theft sorcery on 'Harry Potter' star Written by Geoff Williams 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 [...] Posted in: Credit Card Crimes
Save on back-to-school prep by using your credit card Written by Lucy Lazarony 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 [...] Posted in: Rewards Credit Card
California crooks pay for high-end fun with stolen credit card Written by Geoff Williams 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 [...] Posted in: Credit Card Crimes
Did mom make you an authorized user on her credit card? Here's how to use it Written by Lucy Lazarony 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 [...] Posted in: Financial Literacy
Beauty salon brings out ugly credit card behavior Written by Geoff Williams 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 [...] Posted in: Credit Card Crimes
Hitting the road for a Memorial Day road trip? Don't forget your credit card Written by Lucy Lazarony May 16, 2014 After a long, cold and stormy winter, most Americans are planning to hit the road for some summer travel adventures. According to TripAdvisor, 89 percent of Americans are planning a summer leisure trip and 34 percent are planning a Memorial Day weekend getaway. Where are they headed? Beaches and cities top the list, and 71 percent of [...] Posted in: Travel Credit Cards
Credit card thief messes with the wrong group Written by Geoff Williams May 2, 2014 If you study unusual credit card crimes long enough, it doesn't take long before you notice certain patterns. Wal-Mart, Target and Best Buy, in that order, seem to be the favorite places for criminals to shop with stolen cards, according to my unscientific observations. Surveillance video is a law enforcement's best friend when it comes [...] Posted in: Credit Card Crimes
What do I want for Mother's Day? The perfect credit card Written by Jennifer Goforth Gregory April 25, 2014 During the week, my life is consumed with trying to remember the intricacies of pre-algebra, getting a healthy meal on the table that my kids will actually eat and making sure that everyone gets to their activities on time with their art supplies, flute or cleats in hand. On the weekends, it seems like I [...] Posted in: Other
Earn more cash-back rewards with spring bonus spending categories Written by Lucy Lazarony April 18, 2014 Spring is on the way. Editor's Note: Thank you for your interest, these seasonal offers have expired and are no longer available. After a long, cooped-up winter it is time to get out. There are home improvement projects to tackle, graduation gifts to buy, weddings to plan, a garden to plant, a lawn to mow. Getting some extra [...] Posted in: Cash Back Credit Card
Bank-issued rewards credit cards face off against co-branded cards Written by Maryalene LaPonsie April 11, 2014 The Mercator Advisory Group recently issued an interesting report that took a look at the use of rewards credit cards in America. According to the research firm, co-branded rewards credit cards -- such as airline credit cards or gas cards -- tend to be preferred by consumers. What's more, the group discovered rewards cards in general [...] Posted in: Rewards Credit Card

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