The $20K Buffet Credit Card Nightmare

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The $20K Buffet Credit Card Nightmare

The $20K Buffet Credit Card Nightmare

Losing $300 to a buffet sounds like one of the worst all-you-can-eat deals on the planet. Investigators in Houma, La., are trying to track down fraud suspects after multiple customers of a local Chinese buffet restaurant reported seeing hundreds of dollars in unauthorized charges on their accounts after using their credit and debit cards at… Read More

3 Ways to Keep Your Debit Card Safe at the ATM

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3 Ways to Keep Your Debit Card Safe at the ATM

3 Ways to Keep Your Debit Card Safe at the ATM

When consumers use an ATM, the most they may worry about is forgetting to grab their debit card or the money out of the machine. However, with the increasing risk of fraud, you have more to fear as you may not notice ATM skimmers secretly working in the background. ATM skimmers, or devices that read and… Read More

The Most Unusual Identity Theft Stories of 2014

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The Most Unusual Identity Theft Stories of 2014

The Most Unusual Identity Theft Stories of 2014

We might have the notion of what an identity thief looks like: a criminal mastermind sitting in the dark, his stern face illuminated by a bank of computer monitors. In reality, the crimes and the criminals are much more mundane: A thief is more likely to stumble upon paper files left behind in a cab… Read More

How to Identity-Theft Proof Your Life in 2015

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How to Identity-Theft Proof Your Life in 2015

How to Identity-Theft Proof Your Life in 2015

Anyone who says they can prevent identity theft is, to be polite, exaggerating. In a world where a hacker can walk off with a database of 100 million consumers, sometimes it’s just your turn. That’s true of all crime. No car alarm will guarantee that your wheels won’t get stolen. But you can do things… Read More

Holiday Parties: A Dream Gift for Identity Thieves

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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

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