Here's one more reason to get your credit card from a bank Written by Maryalene LaPonsie March 28, 2014Do credit card security breaches, such as those that occurred at Target and Neiman Marcus last year, have you concerned about the safety of your accounts?
If so, you might want to take a look in your wallet and consider whether it is time to switch your go-to card. A recent report from Javelin Strategy & [...]Posted in:Credit Card Fraud
Do you need to line your wallet with tin foil? Written by Maryalene LaPonsie July 12, 2013Using credit cards keeps getting easier and easier. First, you only had to swipe and sign. Then, you could simply swipe and be on your way for small purchases. Now, some credit cards are taking swiping right out of the equation.
Contactless credit cards use radio frequency identification - known as RFID - to submit payment [...]Posted in:Credit Card Fraud
We all know credit card fraud is pretty common, but this is ridiculous! Written by Geoff Williams October 3, 2012Credit card crime, according to all of the latest statistics, is up. But for a credit card-carrying colleague of mine here at CardRatings.com, it's way up. In the last six months, she has been the victim of either debit or credit card crime three times. Can you blame her for wanting to remain anonymous?
The first [...]Posted in:Credit Card Fraud
Chips: bad for your waistline but good for your wallet? Written by Geoff Williams August 23, 2011Chips 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
Scams, Lies, and Credit Cards: Fraud Rings' Five Favorite Schemes Written by Joe Taylor July 8, 2010Even if you've become religious about shredding your credit card statements before you toss them away, criminals can still find ways to cheat you out of time and money. Investigators want you to watch for five of the fastest growing sources of identity theft and credit card forgeries:
#1: The Fraudulent Fraud Department A scammer calls [...]Posted in:Credit Card Fraud
Credit Card Fraud Tips From a Leading Consumer Advocate Group Written by Mike Killian November 3, 2005
Having recently had my interest peaked on the subject of convenience checks (see Credit Card Tricks For Holiday Treats), I was fortunate to contact Linda Sherry for a follow-up story on credit card fraud. Linda is the Director of National Priorities for Consumer Action (CA), a non-profit advocacy organization that was founded in San Francisco [...]Posted in:Credit Card Fraud