Reducing the Chances of Credit/Debit Card Fraud

There is a great article in today’s New York Times by Ron Lieber. It is titled: “Consumers Not Powerless in the Face of Card Fraud.” Lieber’s article covers: Alerts and Other Tools The On/Off Switch Chip Cards Click the image to read Lieber’s tips. Art by Robert Neubecker   

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A Retailing Call to Action: More Bad News About Hacking

As a consumer, be careful and look at all credit card bills in detail. If there is any suspicious activity, immediately contact the credit card company. You are NOT responsible for any charges if your card was used fraudulently.

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Don’t Bite the Phish!

Phishing occurs when a person receives an E-mail message which seems to be from a real company — often, complete with logo — that is really a scam from a third party that wants to compromise your identity and gain access to your accounts. So, don’t bite the fish. Learn more from this infographic.   […]

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Don’t Be Scammed!!!!

In its October 2012 issue, Consumer Reports discusses many of the ways in which shoppers are scammed/tricked by companies. As the nonprofit group notes: “Fraud and identity-theft complaints tracked by the Federal Trade Commission topped 1.2 million last year [2011], up 19 percent over 2010 and 800 percent since 2000. Moreover, the FBI says fraud […]

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More to Be Careful About: For Apple, Pressure Builds Over App Store Fraud

  Photo by Ben Sklar. Click the image for the full story. As reported by Evelyn Rusli and Brian Chen in the New York Times: “In a little over an hour, Ryan Matthew Pierson racked up $437.71 in iTunes charges for virtual currency that he could use to buy guns, nightclubs, and cars in iMobsters, […]

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