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5 Ways to Protect Yourself From Credit Card Fraud at Gas Stations

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Consumers typically worry about credit card fraud when making purchases online or conducting ATM transactions, but over the past few years, fraudulent credit card activity has taken the form of gas station scams that use technology to victimize patrons. According to the FTC’s 2011 Sentinel Network Data Book, which reports on consumer complaints, credit card fraud was ranked second among the highest and ... Read More »

    Credit Card Fraud Protection in Australia, UK and the US

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    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 credit card users across the ... Read More »

      Man Used Others Credit Cards for 20 Years to Stay in Hotels

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      Jeffrey Hawkins, 49, was busted by cops for trespassing at a Disney hotel and during the confrontation, Hawkins, who was now tired of running, blurted out the details on his two decade credit card fraud escapade. I guess he was tired of looking over his shoulder. “Hawkins then began to confess that he has been committing credit card fraud since ... Read More »

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

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        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 all of its stores. The ... Read More »

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

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          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 of the United States, a ... 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 restaurants across the southeastern United ... 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 year prison term, Oliveras must ... Read More »

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

                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 »

                  Parents: Helping Your Child With Credit Problems

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                  George’s parents were applying to refinance their home when they found that George had opened several credit card accounts using their names. He even forged their signatures. When they confronted him, he simply shrugged and told them he couldn’t qualify on his own – how was he supposed to get credit? Sarah’s parents cosigned a credit card application for her ... Read More »

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

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                    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 19.99% struggled to make payments ... Read More »

                      Identity Theft and Credit Card Fraud for New Boobs

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