May 10, 2013
Whether they do it online, through texting tactics or by stealing your wallet the old-fashioned way, identity thieves are constantly concocting new cons.
One reason card companies are working hard to...
May 10, 2013
Credit card companies are constantly refining their techniques to detect fraud and, for obvious reasons, are reluctant to share specific details of how it’s done.
But there are a few red flags that clue card companies in to fishy activity...
May 7, 2013
NEW YORK (MainStreet) — Have leisure time, will travel — especially when it comes to traveling overseas: It seems to be the mantra for a growing number of Americans.
March 12, 2013
NEW YORK (MainStreet) — If you’re predisposed to “liking” a lot of things on Facebook, watch out:
You could be opening the vault for anyone to take a look, figure out...
February 5, 2013
December 20, 2012
Crooks glue devices called “skimmers” over the card readers on ATM machines. They look like ordinary parts of the ATM. But when you put your card into the slot, the skimmer steals your card number and magnetic-strip data, while you...
November 14, 2012
It's the corporate executives, media stars and government officials that come to mind when we think about the threat of extortion over shady business deals, compromising pictures or illicit affairs — we're looking at you, Mr. Petraeus. But the...
November 5, 2012
Natural disasters can bring out the best in people, and also the worst.
Following disasters like superstorm Sandy, opportunists and scam artists prey on victims as well as those who want to help. You can expect scams related to home repair...
October 17, 2012
This is a serious situation. It means lost money for you AND it means someone has your banking information. You need to visit your bank with a list of the unauthorized charges. They will probably refund the money to you after a fraud review. You...
October 10, 2012
Credit fraud is rampant these days, especially online. First your credit card information is stolen. Then it is typically sold to a criminal network, which uses it to make a fraudulent purchase....