Credit Fraud

Don’t Swipe Your Credit Card Before You Read On…

The worst thing about a hi-tech world is that crime has gone hi-tech too. Credit card skimmers are a popular way for criminals to use tech-savviness to steal our financial freedom. The good thing is that some skimmers have limitations

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Largest Consumer Scams of 2016

The number one scam of 2016 goes to con artists posing as IRS agents and threatening to fine or arrest consumers over phony tax debts. In fact, this scam came in having roughly one of every four consumer complaint reports to the

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Cyber Monday Scams

Cyber Monday allows online shoppers to breeze through their holiday shopping list this year with the click of a mouse or the tap of a finger on a smartphone screen, unfortunately that also allows scam artists to breeze through your personal identity

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Protect Your Identity During the Holidays

The holidays are approaching and the malls are getting packed with shoppers preparing for their upcoming festivities, which is why it’s more important now than ever to protect your money and your identity. Thieves are prowling for your digits as

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Merchants Push Back Against Chip Cards

Credit cards with a chip have only been the standard for a year, but legal challenges are mounting. It’s been only a year since chip-equipped cards have become the standard for merchants that accept credit cards. Yet small retailers are

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Celebrities Behind Hollywood Money Scandals

Celebrity financial habits somehow fascinate the everyday folks, from how they choose to spend or save their multi-million dollar fortunes and the legal trouble they find themselves in when the behavior of their bank accounts go awry.   Take Martha

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Elderly Fraud Protection

The truth is, scams target everyone and there are necessary actions required for elderly fraud protection, before they or anyone is taken as victim of fraud. Scam artists target people of all backgrounds, ages and income levels. It’s not only

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Money Used in Walmart Scam

Two scam artists are on the police radar as they used more than $1,000 in movie money at a Buford, Georgia Walmart. The fake cash looked like real $100 bills, except it was stamped with “FOR MOTION PICTURE USE ONLY”. RELATED: BBB:

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BBB: Top Scams for College Students to Avoid

BBB warns college students are often intended targets of scams.  Students don’t always necessarily recognize when a scam comes knocking. As college students begin to head back to campus, the BBB wants to remind students and parents about preventing fraud

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People Are Still Getting Money Back For A Credit Card Scam In The 1990s

The Federal Trade Commission is still sending out checks to victims of a credit card fraud in the 1990s. On Tuesday, the FTC said it is mailing some 322,000 checks totaling nearly $9.7 million to people who were victims of an illegal credit card billing

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