Credit Fraud

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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3 Summer Scams To Avoid

The heat is on and so is summer scams! So while you’re planning for the upcoming summer trip with family or friends, beware of scammers who will be hard at work doing some planning of their own. To avoid taking

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Women Scam ISIS Out of Travel Money

Today Show – ISIS may be one of the greatest security threats to the world at the moment, but it seems several young women have figured out a way to outsmart them in the unlikeliest of ways. Three young women

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Visa Software Tackles Fraud at Gas Pump

North Jersey – PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE – Credit card company testing software to flag suspicious payments at gas stations. Self-service gasoline pumps are a favorite place for crooks to test stolen or counterfeit credit cards before going on a shopping spree. Now Visa is trying to

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Food-Stamp Fraud

DETROIT, MI — Federal investigators claim flagrant food-stamp fraud has been occurring in Hamtramck, a suburb within Detroit. They identified $12.5 million in fraud — since when federal officials did not say — and arrested 11 store owners, managers or

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4 Ways Crooks Cash In On Your Personal and Financial Data

We’ve all heard about the massive data breaches and who’s at risk, what was taken and the fraud prevention services offered, but just how do these thieves convert that stolen data into cash? Fox Business reports that it’s not so easy

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Target Customers’ Credit and Debit Card Information Ripped Off by Thieves

As many as 40 million Target customers had their credit and debit card information ripped off by thieves over 19 days this holiday shopping season, including the Black Friday weekend. While thieves will only use a small percentage of the black magnetic

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4 Tips to Protect Your Credit During the Holidays

Thanksgiving is the holiday that prepares us for Black Friday, as we stuff ourselves with endless amounts of food and take long overdue naps which help us prepared for that rush when stores open at midnight. But don’t rush too

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