Here's one more reason to get your credit card from a bank Written by Maryalene LaPonsieDo 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 & [...]
Do you need to line your wallet with tin foil? Written by Maryalene LaPonsieUsing 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 [...]
We all know credit card fraud is pretty common, but this is ridiculous! Written by Geoff WilliamsCredit 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 [...]
Chips: bad for your waistline but good for your wallet? Written by Geoff WilliamsChips 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 [...]
Scams, Lies, and Credit Cards: Fraud Rings' Five Favorite Schemes Written by Joe TaylorEven 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 [...]