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The Credit Line: How to Vacation With Your Credit Cards; Credit at the Dealership

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Tune in to this week’s installment of The Credit Line, hosted by Credit.com’s chairman and co-founder Adam Levin on Los Angeles’ KFWB 980 AM this Saturday, July 2nd, at 9 a.m. PST/Noon EST.

The show is co-hosted by L.A. radio personality Jeff Levy.

Don’t Let Your Identity Go on Vacation

For many, summer is the time for a getaway—a time to relax, live carefree, and charge it all on credit cards. Unfortunately, vacations also give scammers ample reason to be happy. From travel arrangements to dinners to hotel stays, Adam Levin breaks down where identity thieves may find opportunities for fraud. And he lets consumers know what they can do to steer clear of trouble. Have questions about protecting your identity on vacation? Here’s the place to find answers.

[Related Article: What To Do If Your Wallet is Stolen]

Dan Rosenberg on Cars and Credit

As the CEO of the car-buying service Cash for Cars and the host of KFWB’s Car News Radio, Dan Rosenberg knows his way around the world of auto financing. He joins us to share his expertise and to answer questions about what you should know before walking into a dealership, and how you should prepare. Ever wonder what might make or break a financing deal? Your job? Your credit score? The size of your down payment? Listen or call in to learn more.

[Related Article: Buying a New Car Just Got Easier]

Call in with your questions

Do you have a question or a personal story about identity theft?  Adam Levin and Jeff Levy are ready to take your calls live this Saturday July 2 at 9 a.m. PST/Noon EST, at 888-539-2980.

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  • Carl-Axel Larsson

    I play Cityville and Farmville by Zynga since about half a year, using Facebook,and get news, fuel bonuses, rewards etc as expected by e-mail.
    But after a time I got the same messages more and more by mobile phone as well, even at night. That forced me to keep my phone shut off.
    I also noticed that these undesired messages, often coming in twice or even three times, were draining my cash phone card.
    I have written numerous times to Zynga, and only last week I was given a name (Zong Company, (there is one in Pakistan and one in California), that seems to be responsible for this activity.
    Billing without written or recorded consent is against Swedish Consumer’s Law.
    This has caused me a lot of irritation, work and money (roughly 50 – 60 dollars so far).
    I know Facebook would not risk its reputation by being connected with such business.
    I therefore ask you to help me out of this situation and to stop this undesired messaging.
    Lots of thanks in advance!
    Yours affectionately
    Carl-Axel Larsson, teacher of English and German, from a summery Swedish west coast.

  • jenette ferrarini

    yea some1 has use my acct axcess to purchase cityville or farmsville and empire n allies to buy game cash and used my bank card number that i did not autherize or enter a sercurity code to let such transaction to accure. That’s $345 that i dont have to spare now i’ll be behind on rent n my car note.I dont even play those game any more or even want to have anything to do with fb again if i cant get my money back.

  • http://www.wecometoyouwithcash.com/ Kevin

    I really really try to avoid doing any purchasing online or revealing to much personal information, but when I do I only use a specific bank card that will always 100% let me fight charges and I have NEVER had to pay for something that wasn’t mine or fraudulent.

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