Credit.com co-founder, Adam Levin spent last week on the west coast and stopped by some of his favorites news outlets to talk credit and identity theft. He weighed in on the very serious threat of identity theft in the form of online and phone questionnaires or contests with Diane Whitaker at KOMO Seattle. In this story two friends received phone calls offering them free Iphones in exchange for personal information. Adam explains that your personal information is as good as gold and that you should protect it as such. @komonews @Adam_K_Levin
Adam continued on this topic with good friend and MSN columnist, Herb Weisbaum. They explain the “Smishing” phenomenon urge people to be mindful of any email, text, or phone call you receive that requests any of your personal information. Adam also points out that a phone is often no longer a phone, but acts as a computer that should be protected with the same security. @TodayMoney
Our credit card expert, Beverly Harzog spoke to Business Insider editor Jill Krasny about the problem with over thinking the process of obtaining credit in an article titled “How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Embrace The Credit Card” . @BIYourmoney @BeverlyHarzog
Beverly also spoke to Susana Kim at ABC about what to expect when there’s a data breach at your credit card company or its payment processor. With the uptick in the amount of these breaches and how widespread they’ve become, it is cautioned for everyone with a credit card to take preventative steps to keep their credit and identity safe. @ABC @skimm
Visa is no longer using their debit card processor, Global Payments after its recent data breach Global Payments after its recent data breach, despite the processor’s assertion that the breach is “contained”. Beverly spoke to J. Scott Trubey at her hometown paper the Atlanta Journal Constitution about credit card data security risks. This is a new way to look at credit and unfortunately it’s a bit dark. @ajc @fitztrubey
Credit.com’s credit scoring expert Tom Quinn contributed to The New Jersey Star Ledger’s Biz Brain column, written by Karin Price Mueller. A reader’s credit limit was cut after her credit card company learned she was unemployed. She wondered if that would hurt her credit. The answer is yes, and Tom explains why. @nj_news @kpmueller
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