“Who Has Your Back?” You might be surprised about which companies have your back and which companies don’t. The EFF report looks at the policies and practices of various technology companies and gives companies stars for certain items that address security concerns of consumers.
Bloomberg News, using an un-indentified source, reported that the U.S. Secret Service was involved in investigating a secret breach at Sears. The U.S. Secret Service is remaining quiet on whether or not it is actually investigating a breach at the retailer.
But shopping online from your smart phone or other device with mobile apps can put your credit card information at risk unless you take precautions to protect yourself.
Have you signed up for text messages or emails from businesses like CVS, Redbox, Walgreen’s or grocery stores like Walmart, Kroger’s, and Safeway? The terms of service are long, and many of us don’t read them in their entirety, what we see is a money saving offer, coupon or “freebie.” But those savings come at a price, our privacy.
Isn’t receiving an unsolicited credit card against the many credit card laws that are meant to protect consumers? Apparently not, it is one loophole that some stores and credit card companies can use to further promote their credit card services.
Unfortunately, the Thanksgiving holiday and Christmas holidays are also the biggest time for thefts, scams and deals . . . find out the most common ones and how to avoid them.
Generally whether you shop or apply for a J.C. Penny credit card in store or online you will be offered an incentive deal for a percentage off of your first purchase.
After setting up an account with Bill Me Later, you can shop and get a 90-day grace period of charges without interests, penalties or late fees as long as your bill is paid within 90 days.
“Debit card scams are a nightmare,” warns Ed Mierzwinski, consumer program director for the U.S. Public Interest Research Group (PIRG) in Washington, D.C. “You don’t get the same consumer protection as with a credit card.”
Passwords are essential for keeping your online information safe from identity theft so it is important to follow three simple instructions for creating, using and storing your passwords.