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Most data-breach victims take no action Written by Peter Andrew What do you do if you've been the victim of a data breach, and your personal or account information has fallen into the hands of criminals? That's not as theoretical a question as you might hope. Some 41 percent of American consumers have experienced just card fraud -- let alone other losses -- in the ...
How the Target data breach made me worst mom of the year Written by Jennifer Goforth Gregory Target's recent data breach hit a little too close to home for my family. Why?I found myself stranded at a restaurant without a working credit card my kids had to eat the dreaded veggie plate at school because their lunch account was frozen for nonpayment I didn't get to read People magazine after my online magazine account ...
My credit card was stolen, but it's still in my wallet! Written by Geoff Williams Scanning your credit card statement and spotting charges you know you never made is stressful and can be disorienting, especially if the card in question is still "safely" in your wallet. The reality is that thieves don't need your physical card to use your account. Key takeawaysYou can protect your credit card info from thieves with some ...
Credit cards of the future: 4 exciting trends Written by Change doesn't come quickly to the credit card business. It took almost two decades for engineers to agree on the standard for the magnetic stripe. Another 25 years passed before European banks issued cards with embedded microchips, a technology that never took off in the United States. Even today's contactless credit cards handle fewer than ...
7 worst times to use your credit card Written by Karen Haywood Queen Your phone rings. It's your favorite charity on the line, asking for a donation. You could give generously by simply rattling off your credit card number. You're in the market for a new car. You just received an offer for a cash back rewards card. Why not put the new car on the card and pocket ...
Who's been scanning your credit card? Written by Jennifer Rose Hale Sometimes an invention can solve a problem. At other times, it can leave you wondering: Was this a problem to begin with? Think of the difference between a TV remote control and a Flowbee. Everyone likes to change the channel without getting out of the Barcolounger, but how many people want to cut hair using ...
Credit cards with chips: Are the urban legends true? Written by New technology usually comes with its share of consumer concerns. It's no surprise that urban legends and myths have proliferated about the new EMV chip credit cards. Here are a few of the most common, along with our expert opinion as to their veracity:PINs don't matter. True. Researchers from the University of Cambridge discovered that a fraudster ...
Your next credit card may change the way you shop Written by If you've recently traveled to Europe, or if you live in a popular tourist area in the United States, you may have noticed a new kind of credit card terminal at checkout counters. These devices combine the familiar magnetic stripe reader with up to two new sensors: a slot for credit cards with exposed "EMV ...
5 credit card habits you must kick Written by We've become so comfortable with our credit cards that it's easy to forget about being cautious. Even if your credit card boasts the best fraud protection in the business, you may still be leaving yourself vulnerable to identity thieves who can't wait to get their hands on your account details. CardRatings asked consumer advocates, financial ...
Credit Card Fraud and Credit Related Scams: How to Protect Yourself from Becoming a Victim Written by Rebecca Lindsey Do you often feel as though you must be on the lookout at every turn, because there are people out there just waiting to rip you off? I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but that might not be a bad idea. Recently, the Federal Trade Commission released the results of a Consumer Fraud Survey. ...

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