How Buying Gas Could Cost You Your Identity

Identity Theft

How Buying Gas Could Cost You Your Identity

How Buying Gas Could Cost You Your Identity

Labor Day weekend presents a welcome opportunity to get out of town, spend a few days with friends and family and look forward to a shortened work week, but consumers aren’t the only ones excited about the holiday. Nearly 35 million Americans are expected to travel more than 50 miles from home this Labor Day… Read More

Your Credit Card Might Have an Off Switch Soon

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Your Credit Card Might Have an Off Switch Soon

Your Credit Card Might Have an Off Switch Soon

Emerging technology gives consumers the ability to turn their credit and debit cards on and off through a smartphone app, a capability that can not only help families and businesses control how authorized users shop with the card but also, and perhaps more importantly, help prevent card fraud. One of the companies developing this tool… Read More

10 Common Reasons Your Credit Card Was Rejected

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10 Common Reasons Your Credit Card Was Rejected

10 Common Reasons Your Credit Card Was Rejected

You’ve spent months scouring the Internet for the perfect washer and dryer combo to complement your newly renovated laundry room. Finally, you’ve located what appears to be the perfect match at the right price. Suddenly the deal is off. Your credit card won’t go through, and you have no other immediate form of payment to… Read More

5 Ways Your Data Isn’t as Safe as You Think It Is

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5 Ways Your Data Isn’t as Safe as You Think It Is

5 Ways Your Data Isn’t as Safe as You Think It Is

There is a great deal of false information out there about data breaches, and yet it is imperative that a company knows as much as possible about this important liability. Here are five common myths about data breaches that could put a business, and its customers’ data, at risk: 1. Small Businesses Aren’t in Danger… Read More

Credit Card Thieves Spend $31,000 in 2 Hours

Identity Theft

Credit Card Thieves Spend $31,000 in 2 Hours

Credit Card Thieves Spend $31,000 in 2 Hours

If you need a reason to obsessively monitor your credit card activity, here you go: Someone allegedly stole a Virginia woman’s credit cards and spent $31,000 at various Best Buy stores within two hours, reports Fox 5 in Washington, D.C. After spending thousands of dollars at two stores June 21, the woman’s card was declined after the second attempted… Read More

12-Year-Old Used Stolen Credit Cards to Fund Puppet Show

Identity Theft

12-Year-Old Used Stolen Credit Cards to Fund Puppet Show

12-Year-Old Used Stolen Credit Cards to Fund Puppet Show

People are passionate about weird things, and if anything proves that, it’s Kickstarter (see: World’s Largest Jockstrap). A 12-year-old American boy was so into a U.K. puppet/animation video series called “Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared,” he used hacked credit card information he found online to donate 35,000 pounds (nearly $60,000) to help the series reach… Read More

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