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December 2012

Vacuum cleaner salesman steals credit card and other strange stories.

Written by Geoff Williams
Posted On: December 28, 2012

Once again, the latest in odd credit card crimes… In dust we don't trust Members of the public, especially if you live in or near Sturgis, Mich., should be on the lookout for a wanted vacuum cleaner salesman. I'm not sure if he's armed and dangerous, but I suspect he is very clean. As MLive.com (Michigan Live) reports, [...]

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5 ways to avoid credit card fraud this shopping season

Written by Maryalene LaPonsie
Posted On: December 21, 2012

We are down to the wire on the holiday shopping season. If you have been waiting until the last minute to buy gifts, well, we are just about there. However, in your rush to get the presents under the tree, don't make careless mistakes that could put your best credit card number into the wrong [...]

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Dec. 18, 2012 weekly credit card news

Written by Ellen Cannon
Posted On: December 19, 2012

This is the final CardRatings.com news email of the year. We'll be sending the next one out in early January. We wish everyone a happy and safe holiday. CardRatings.com's Editor's Choice awards 2012 The editors of CardRatings.com, including founder Curtis Arnold, present our list of the best cards for cash back, airline/travel rewards, low interest and low [...]

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Chase says: 'Tis the season to end hunger

Written by Maryalene LaPonsie
Posted On: December 14, 2012

It's the season of giving, and it's not just consumers who are donating to their favorite charities. Chase recently announced it is doubling its donations to the AARP Foundation to assist in the Drive to End Hunger. The current promotion marks the second time the AARP Visa Card from Chase has doubled its donations in 2012. [...]

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Retail cards: Save 20 percent now for the chance to pay more later

Written by Maryalene LaPonsie
Posted On: December 14, 2012

The sign calls to me every time I go grocery shopping: Apply now! Save an additional 10 percent! Amazon reminds me every time I make a purchase that I could be saving $30 (!) if only I would sign up for their rewards credit card. And it doesn't matter if I am in Sears, JC Penney or [...]

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Dec. 12, 2012 weekly credit card news

Written by Ellen Cannon
Posted On: December 12, 2012

Credit card news is slowing down now, but we found a few stories of interest this week. Using Square Wallet: First-person story Square is in the news this week with its introduction of gift cards. Cardratings.com contributing writer Jennifer Goforth Gregory tested Square Wallet for us and reports on its ease of use - "I was impressed [...]

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A successful thief gives himself up to the police and other odd credit card crime stories.

Written by Geoff Williams
Posted On: December 7, 2012

Just in time for the holidays, our latest look at why we can all be grateful we didn't pursue a career in credit card crime… Weary credit card career criminal gives up ABC News recently had a report about Jeffrey Hawkins, 49, who last month was caught by police for trespassing at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort in [...]

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Dec. 4, 2012 weekly credit card news review

Written by Ellen Cannon
Posted On: December 5, 2012

Redeeming rewards for gifts, helping the homeless and Justin Bieber's endorsement of a prepaid card highlight this week's credit card news. Etiquette police: Should you redeem points to pay for gifts? Trying to keep holiday spending under control, many might use their credit card rewards points to pay for gifts. Liz Weston and Jodi R.R. Smith, an [...]

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