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Credit Card Fraud

Here's one more reason to get your credit card from a bank Written by Maryalene LaPonsie 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 & [...] Posted in: Credit Card Fraud
Do you need to line your wallet with tin foil? Written by Maryalene LaPonsie 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 [...] Posted in: Credit Card Fraud
We all know credit card fraud is pretty common, but this is ridiculous! Written by Geoff Williams 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 [...] Posted in: Credit Card Fraud
Pros and cons - Credit card scammers are both Written by Geoff Williams September 10, 2011 It's the world we live in. And so it probably isn't surprising to anyone that in the wake of Hurricanes Irene and Lee, and with the September 11th anniversary upon us, authorities, from local police departments to the U.S. Homeland Security Department, have been warning the public not to fall for scams designed to separate [...] Posted in: Credit Card Crimes Credit Card Laws Credit Card Fraud
Chips: bad for your waistline but good for your wallet? Written by Geoff Williams 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
Credit card cramming tactics revealed in FTC investigation Written by
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, [...] Posted in: Credit Card Fraud
Scams, Lies, and Credit Cards: Fraud Rings' Five Favorite Schemes Written by
July 8, 2010
Even 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 you, [...] 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
Despite Reports of Online Theft, Online Credit Card Sales Continues to Climb Written by CardRatings.com October 6, 2005 According to CardForum, CyberSource recently reported an increase in online credit card sales in spite of reports of consumer loss and identity theft that have been prevalent in the media lately.   CyberSource provides credit card and debit card processing along with risk management for online merchants. Bruce Frymire, director of corporate communications and investor [...] Posted in: Credit Card Fraud
Credit Card Security Breach Written by CardRatings.com June 21, 2005 According to Julie Creswell and Eric Dash of The New York Times, the nation's largest credit card companies are still unsure which customer accounts were affected by a computer security breach at a processing company recently reported by MasterCard. Data from approximately 200,000 MasterCard and Visa accounts, along with other credit card issuers, are known to [...] Posted in: Credit Card Fraud
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