EMV enabled cards, have been around for about ten years in about 80 countries worldwide, but are only recently being adopted by the US, due to legislation that forces merchants to accept them by October 1, 2015.
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.
Use these five tips to keep from becoming a victim of credit card fraud during your travels this holiday season.
Many people worry about the security of Pay Anywhere transactions but the simple truth is . . .
It might be inconvenient to go inside to pay, but it’s far better than the work of repairing your identity.
There’s nothing wrong with teaching your teen how to build and use credit responsibly, but if you’re going to pick up a piece of plastic for your kid these days, you need to be extra-vigilant about how they use it. Why? Because credit card theft has changed since you were a kid.
Anonymous also claims to have gleaned the company’s confidential client list containing sensitive information about high profile clients that just might include Apple, the U.S. Air Force and the Miami P.D.
Credit card bazaar: $3.50 for stolen credit cards sold online
“This indictment is the accumulation of many months of investigation by numerous law enforcement agencies across the state”, said Chief Deputy District Attorney Cheryl Rowles-Stokes. “Hundreds, if not thousands, of man hours were devoted to . . .
Don’t be snowed under by requests for your information. Whether it is a pretending to be a non-profit agency or a “seller” of the latest and greatest tech gadgets that everyone must have, don’t supply your credit or debit card, checking or savings information over the phone or over the Internet. Identity thieves and credit card fraudster know what you want this holiday season, and they want it too. They just want you to pay for it.