Afraid to Use Your Credit Card Online – Bawahaha

I’m always surprised by the number of people who say they are afraid to use their credit card for online purchases. It’s simply misdirected fear. You are at a greater risk of a waiter scamming your credit card information that having it stolen online. I always like to ask people who are afraid of shopping … Read more

Damian Kutzner Spills the Beans and Shares Advice on His Way to Prison to Help Protect Consumers in Debt

At one time Damian Kutzner was living the debt relief high life. He had participated or even concocted the mass joinder mortgage elimination scheme at the height of the real estate meltdown. A large number of good people believed the sales hype. The end result was a couple of attorneys who are suspended, a couple … Read more

Credit Card Fraud Protection in Australia, UK and the US

In Australia, United States and United Kingdom, credit card use appears much the same. The names are familiar – Amex, MasterCard and Visa are the dominant players in all three markets. But the card issuers responsibilities to consumers aren’t quite equal. While U.K .and U.S. consumer protection schemes have convened into a general code for … Read more

Barnes & Noble Payment Data Compromised in CA, FL, IL, MA, NJ, NY, PA, and RI

The bookseller Barnes & Noble has announced that 63 of its stores were found to have payment terminals / PIN pads that had be tampered with and compromised. The announcement of the tampering says that only one PIN pad in each store was hacked. Barnes & Noble has since inspected every PIN pay pad in … Read more

Go Ahead, Take a Guess Which Countries Have the Most Credit Card Fraud

Now here is a study that will probably surprise some people. A recent survey by the Aite Group and ACI Worldwide of consumers who experience credit card fraud found some countries are much more at risk of consumers having their credit cards used fraudulently. As someone who has lived and travelled to many countries outside … Read more

University of Georgia Ph.D. Student Sentenced For Fraud And Identity Theft

In early December, Carlton Lewis, a former Ph.D. student was sentenced to 70 months in prison for his role in an identity theft and credit card fraud conspiracy. Throughout the conspiracy, Lewis, who was enrolled as a Ph.D. student at the University of Georgia, provided credit and debit card skimming devices to waitresses working in … Read more

East Coast Credit Card Fraud Ringleader Gets 12 Years In Prison

An identity thief was sentenced earlier this month to 12 years in prison for managing and east coast credit card fraud ring. Jonathan Oliveras, used counterfeit credit cards encoded with stolen account information up and down the East Coast of the United States and has been sentenced for this crime. In addition to his 12 … Read more

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

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 with them, and … Read more

An Unauthorized User Ran Up My Credit Card and The Credit Card Company Wants Me to Pay It. – Connie

Connie “Dear Steve, January of this year my husband used my credit card and max. it out over 20,000 in a month time. he was not a authorized user. I filed a unautherized form. I was able to make the payment because the interest was only at. 3.99% the first month. then it jumped to … Read more