September 11, 2013
If you have watched Ocean's Eleven (2001), you already know that stealing money from a casino is easy. The biggest problem is how to make it out of the building with the money and your life, intact. The same is true of identity theft and...
July 1, 2013
On the journey to financial freedom, there are the big crises you see coming (replacing an old vehicle, taxes) and the ones you don’t (car accident, major illness,...
June 19, 2013
Like many people, I’m concerned about protecting my financial information from online thieves who want to steal my identity. Identity theft is not a...
May 28, 2013
NEW YORK (MainStreet) — Can websites be “sinister”?
Actually, they can — if they contain a malware virus called the Citadel Trojan, which can lead to...
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
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
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 your interests and act accordingly.
By “act accordingly,” that could mean...
February 5, 2013
It’s tough enough looking for a job without being scammed by con artists and financial fraud artists, but that’s exactly what’s happening...
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...