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Identity Theft

Are masked credit cards the future of fraud protection?

Written by Maryalene LaPonsie
Posted On: March 21, 2014

Anyone who has found a great deal on an unknown website has probably felt the same bit of angst. Do you make the purchase and hope the site's secure? Or pass up an amazing buy out of concern your credit card information may become vulnerable? A Boston startup thinks it has an answer that lets you [...]

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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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You aren't stupid enough to post a photo of your credit card on Twitter, but your friends might be.

Written by Geoff Williams
Posted On: July 18, 2012

We're a great nation. But a nation of oversharers? Not so great. [...]

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Freak cases of identity theft

Written by Geoff Williams
Posted On: February 3, 2012

Even if you religiously shred your credit card statements and immediately delete spam email, your credit card information can still be compromised through no fault of your own. [...]

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Did WikiLeaks just take down MasterCard again?

Written by Geoff Williams
Posted On: June 28, 2011

Wikileaks claims to have brought MasterCard to its knees once again. But the credit card issuer has a different story. [...]

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Consumer Tips Regarding Identity Theft for 2009

Written by Shane Tripcony
Posted On: January 12, 2009

Identity thieves acquire personal information for the purpose of committing fraud. They can use your Social Security number to make purchases, apply for credit, and sign up for insurance or cell phone services. While identity theft is one of the fastest-growing crimes in the US, you can protect yourself and thwart would-be crooks. Here's how. Safeguard [...]

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Free Annual Credit Report Law Spawns Imposter Web Sites that Could Lead to Identity Theft

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Posted On: September 16, 2005

Two years ago, Congress mandated that consumers can request one free credit report annually from each of the three major credit reporting agencies.   This program is designed to reduce identity theft by allowing consumers to check their credit histories for suspicious activity. However, acquiring a free credit report is not always easy.   According to a recent [...]

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