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It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like the Holiday Shopping Season

by Robert Siciliano

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The holiday season is in full force. Not only is it time to bring out the tinsel while jamming out to holiday music, it’s also time to buckle down on your holiday shopping. Have you made your holiday shopping list yet? Luckily, in the U.S., the biggest shopping days of the year are coming up meaning lots of shopping deals at stores on and offline to help you complete your holiday shopping list. … Continue Reading

21 ways to Prepare your Credit Cards for Overseas Travel

by Robert Siciliano

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Imagine being overseas, and in the process of using your credit card to make a purchase—and it’s declined—and you have no currency or checkbook. Nightmare.

The decline could be to prevent fraudulent use; perhaps it was recently reported lost, but then found or the country you are in is known for fraud. … Continue Reading

Prepaid Cards risk of Fraud

by Robert Siciliano

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Somewhere out there is a dictionary that when you look up the term wire money, the definition says scam! Even though legitimate money-transfer businesses exist like Western Union, a request to wire money for that new car or vacation package is most probably a rip-off. … Continue Reading

Physical Credit Card Theft Still a Concern

by ITRC

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With all of the attention that online identity theft, cyber crime, and corporate hacking have received lately, it’s easy to forget that one of the easiest ways to steal a lot of money from you is with simple credit card theft, often due to a lost or stolen wallet. One recent case involved a taxi driver who used the contents of a wallet one of his passengers left in his cab. … Continue Reading

Everything you need to know about a Credit Freeze

by Robert Siciliano

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A credit freeze locks down your credit report so lenders can’t see your scores, making your credit/SSN useless to them because they don’t know their risk level.

If thieves get ahold of your ID, they can’t get credit in your name as long as your credit is frozen. … Continue Reading

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