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Gas Pumps Steal Credit Card Information. Cops Use MySpace Photos for Arrest.

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Two men were sentenced recently to prison for their role in stealing more than $90,000 from some 200 people in Northern California by stealing personal financial information with a sophisticated skimming device placed inside ATM and credit card payment devices at gas station pumps. On January 22, 2011 in Contra Costa County Superior Court in Martinez, the two men pleaded ... Read More »

Credit Card Thief Talks About How Easy it is to Steal Your Information

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photo © 2008 rikkis_refuge | more info (via: Wylio)CreditCards.com published a piece recently that talks with a former credit card thief, Dan DeFelippi, and he revels how easy it is to get into the fake credit card business. DeFelippi, 29, mostly made fake credit cards with real credit card information he bought online. “I would make fake IDs to go ... Read More »

New ATM Skimmer Can Clear Out Your Bank Account Without You Knowing It

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Looks like crooks are doing some amazing things in skimming your debit card when you use it at an ATM, even you banks. The latest technology even captures your keypad inputs, reads the back of your card and then sends the crooks the information via text message. This skimmer I’m writing about today sells for between $7,000 and $8,000 USD, ... Read More »

Casino Part of Identity Theft Case Involving Cash Advances

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NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (WIVB) – Authorities say they’ve cut off a major identity theft operation. The suspects are from New York City, but a significant portion of the alleged crimes were committed here in western New York and involve massive cash advance withdrawals at Seneca Casinos. Authorities say this case could involve hundreds of out-of-state victims and big money losses. ... Read More »

Debit Cards Less Safe Than Credit Cards & Please Use Your Credit Card Online

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Over the years I have been droning on and on about the differences between a debit card and a credit card regarding safety and why people need to be more afraid of using their card in a restaurant than online. Where does the waiter go with your card when you hand it to them? Debit cards and credit cards are ... Read More »

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