Consumer Protection

Managing Your Financial Security in the Era of Google Wallet

New financial services can keep you secure, or put you at risk Tech bloggers fantasize about the days when wallets will be obsolet e— all your business cards, photos, credit cards, and ID will be stored on your smartphone. While this can make your financial life more risky, it can actually be a more secure …

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Identity Fraud and Health Insurance: How You can Protect Yourself

The Obama Administration recently began partnering with major insurers in order to battle against health care fraud and starting in June the federal government along with state investigators and health insurance companies will begin sharing data and best practices to prevent not only billions of dollars in questionable payments, but to also safeguard the insured consumers.

Preventing Identity Fraud without Getting Ripped Off in the Process

Recently, Capital One Financial Corporation was forced to pay $210 million to settle allegations that they used call-center contractors who pressured consumers into buying credit protection products, and both the Better Business Bureau and Federal Trade Commission has advised that some credit protection offers are not worth the money.