Holiday Parties: A Dream Gift for Identity Thieves

Identity Theft

Holiday Parties: A Dream Gift for Identity Thieves

Holiday Parties: A Dream Gift for Identity Thieves

To the millions of Americans who have already attended a few holiday parties this year: Check your credit and debit card statements. Why? Because holiday parties are a thief’s playground. When you go to someone’s home for a festive gathering, you probably leave your coat and other belongings (like your purse or wallet) somewhere you… Read More

Park-n-Fly Confirms Some Customer Credit Cards Compromised

Identity Theft

Park-n-Fly Confirms Some Customer Credit Cards Compromised

Park-n-Fly Confirms Some Customer Credit Cards Compromised

Park-n-Fly, an Atlanta-based company that allows travelers to reserve airport parking spots, experienced a malware attack on its website that seems to have compromised customer payment information. Michael Deaderick, Park-n-Fly’s chief financial officer, told Credit.com the company hired two security firms to investigate the issue, during which they found and removed trojans from Park-n-Fly’s website. Deaderick… Read More

Should Debt Collectors Be Able to Use Government Letterhead?

Managing Debt

Should Debt Collectors Be Able to Use Government Letterhead?

Should Debt Collectors Be Able to Use Government Letterhead?

Debt collectors are legally prohibited from misrepresenting themselves as police or lawyers when communicating with consumers. Of course, that hasn’t stopped some collectors from breaking the rules, and there are plenty of debtors who can tell stories of precisely that. The question of what exactly qualifies as misrepresentation is at the center of a lawsuit filed Dec. 1… Read More

The 10 Commandments of Getting Debt-Free

Managing Debt

The 10 Commandments of Getting Debt-Free

The 10 Commandments of Getting Debt-Free

Nobody wants to go into debt, and everyone in debt wants to get out of it. Avoiding or getting out of debt requires a lot of self control, patience and smart decision-making, but it doesn’t need to be complicated. To help keep you on your path to being debt-free, we put together a set of… Read More

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