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Credit Card Fraud

Here's one more reason to get your credit card from a bank

Written by Maryalene LaPonsie
Posted On: March 28, 2014

Do 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 & [...]

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Do you need to line your wallet with tin foil?

Written by Maryalene LaPonsie
Posted On: July 12, 2013

Using 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 [...]

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We all know credit card fraud is pretty common, but this is ridiculous!

Written by Geoff Williams
Posted On: October 3, 2012

Credit 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 [...]

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Pros and cons - Credit card scammers are both

Written by Geoff Williams
Posted On: September 10, 2011

Wherever you live, there's a scammer out to get your credit card information. Learn how to stay safe. [...]

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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 [...]

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Credit card cramming tactics revealed in FTC investigation

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Posted On: February 14, 2011

How much does it really cost to fight a fraudulent charge on your credit card bill? Some companies count on you thinking that getting a wrong charge removed will take so much time and hassle that you might consider just letting it slide. Other companies think you won't even notice their transaction on your account, [...]

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Scams, Lies, and Credit Cards: Fraud Rings' Five Favorite Schemes

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Posted On: July 8, 2010

Think you've safeguarded your identity? Guess again. Find out 5 common ways scammers can easily steal your identity and your hard-earned cash right out from under your nose. [...]

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Credit Card Fraud Tips From a Leading Consumer Advocate Group

Written by Mike Killian
Posted On: 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 [...]

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