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Identity Theft Ring Cheated Consumers, Businesses $3.5 million

Massive credit card and identity theft ring was busted by cops in Queens, New York. According to authorities the thieves took more than $3.5 million from consumers, banks and retail businesses. The masterminds behind the identity theft and credit card scam

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Barclay Card Services Phishing Scam Fraud Alert

Breaking News by Heather Wagenhals Right now I just personally received a phishing scam phone call for Barclay Bank. The phone number that called me was 1-866-467-4704. An automated attendant told me that a possible fraud alert and hold was

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AT&T Joins MasterCard Battling Fraud with Phone Location

NEW YORK — Banks and card networks like Visa and MasterCard are working with wireless carriers to cut down on fraudulent transactions by tying purchases to the location of a shopper’s smartphone. According to North Jersey, in the next few

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Secure Your Credit Card While Traveling this Summer with these Tips

School is almost out and for several families that means summer vacation is just around the corner. As your plans start to develop the question of where and when you’re going to spend this year’s summer vacation might not be

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Fight Fraud with Remote Control for Credit Cards

Your credit and debit cards are always active and so is the opportunity for a criminal attack on your credit. Once your card is stolen or hacked it can be used to purchase items thousands of miles away, even if

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‘Tax Scam’ Sends Victims to Buy Credit Cards at Home Depot

At this time of year, Canadians have taxes on their minds – and that’s just what a new scam being felt in Waterloo Region is preying on. Waterloo Regional Police say they’ve received two reports of residents receiving phone calls

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Fake Target Email – How to Avoid Being Scammed, Again

Target is sending out millions of emails to the customers who had personal information stolen in the recent credit card scam, unfortunately, scammers are also sending out millions of emails. The emails are offering customers free credit monitoring services for a

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AmEx Refunds $60 Million to Customers for Illegal Credit Card Practices

Unfair billing tactics and deceptive marketing was ruled against American Express by the CFPB, a federal agency which monitors how financial products and services work for consumers. American Express was ordered to refund a total of $60 million which was collected

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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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Debt Collectors Target African Americans

Debt collectors are calling African Americans more often than any other race, especially whites, according to a recent new survey. Despite both groups being reported as having equal debt amounts and repayment rates, African Americans were still targeted 21 percent

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