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Credit Card Theft increasing for Banks and Retailers

by Robert Siciliano

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2013 was the year of 740 million records involving data breaches. And that number may be erring quite on the conservative side, according to the Online Trust Alliance. The records come from a list on the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse Chronology Data Base. … Continue Reading

Skimming Big Business targeting Big Business

by Robert Siciliano

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Skimming means more than just cutting fat off steak; it’s also when a thief obtains data from that magnetic strip on the back of your credit card (or debit or ATM card). … Continue Reading

Protection for Unauthorized Use of Debit Cards

by Debra N. Diener J.D. CIPP G

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The Target breach is still being investigated but it does appear that the attack was done via malware that got into Target’s “point-of-sale” system. That was the latest update in a statement issued by Target CEO Gregg Steinhafel and as reported by Tracy Kitten … Continue Reading

Debit Cards: Signature or PIN, what’s What?

by Robert Siciliano

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What kind of debit card do you have? The two types are direct debit cards and deferred debit cards. … Continue Reading

8 Tips to Prevent Post Holiday Credit Card Fraud

by Robert Siciliano

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With your cards being used online, over the phone and in person it’s easy to lose track of purchases. The key is keep good records and be diligent about your security. Here are eight great tips that will go a super long way in preventing post holiday account takeover in the form of credit card fraud. … Continue Reading

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