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Credit Card Fraud: What Minority Small Businesses Need to Know Before Oct. 1

Learn more about EMV chip card conversion

As of October 1, credit card companies will no longer be liable for credit and…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Research Shows Women Are Less Aware of Cyber Threats

Malware incidents more prevalent, as lack of awareness leads to vulnerability to security breach

A recent survey by Kasperky Lab, an international software security group and B2B International found…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Consumer Tip: Watch out for Phantom Lenders

Your daily money bite

Here are three tips from the FTC for avoiding this type of scam.

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Avoid Getting Hacked During the Holidays

Don't let thieves shop on your dime

Fraudsters are everywhere, waiting to steal your personal information so that they can complete their…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Three Alternatives To Your Bad Password

One password to rule them all

Passwords are hard to remember and often insecure, but biometrics offer unique and secure passwords…

By Patrick Austin

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CFPB Sues Company Over Misleading Credit Card

Bureau cracks down on Texas company

Union Workers Credit Services is being sued for allegedly tricking consumers into paying fees to…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Cyber Crimes Top Consumers’ List of Fears

Many are spooked by potential identity theft

A Gallup study finds consumers fear getting their identity hacked more than any other crime…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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10 Financial Institutions Hit By Hackers

These financial institutions suffered recent violations and data breaches

With the recent cases of Home Depot and JP Morgan being hacked, we take a…

By Kevin L. Clark (@KevitoClark)

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Computer Chips Coming to a Credit Card Near You

Notice something different about your credit card?

The new computer chips make it harder for thieves to get your information from your…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Safe and Sound: Where to Keep Important Documents

Tips for storing vital items for quick and easy reference later

Make sure your important documents are safe.

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Visa Announces New Fraud Protection System

The card issuer is aiming to help protect consumers

Newtechnology might protect you at the pump.

By Sheiresa Ngo

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By the Numbers: 10 Most Attractive Cars for Thieves

National Insurance Crime Bureau details top stolen vehicles by state

Pick up trucks top the list for the top stolen car based on a breakdown…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Study: Many Data-Breach Victims Don’t Fight Back

Don't make it easy for fraudsters

Consumers underestimate the likelihood they will become the victim of a security breach.

By Sheiresa Ngo

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How Fake $100 Bills Avoided Detection

Forgeries were so good they were only detected by Fed Reserve

Clever counterfeiters evaded Secret Service for more than a decade. Here’s how.

By Richard Spiropoulos

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FTC Study: Mobile Shopping App Disclosures are Lacking

Is your mobile payment app safe?

The FTC analyzes 121 popular apps used by consumers to conduct mobile payments.

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Better Business Bureau Issues Warning about Online Car Shopping

If a deal is too good to be true, it usually is

Be very careful about purchasing a car online.

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Beware of a New Scam on Facebook

Sneaky tool tricks user into hacking themselves

Make sure to keep a close eye on all of your social media accounts.

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Banking Malware Discovered on Google Play

Mobile banking app attacked

Malware clones a bank’s original app and then uploads it the Google Play store.

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Fraud Protection: Stop ATM Skimmers With One Simple Move

The newest generation of skimmers can blend in with ATMs, making it impossible to notice when your card is being scanned by thieves

The latest ATM skimmers steal your card information and PIN without you noticing, but you…

By Patrick Austin

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Vacation Scams to Avoid

Don't get taken for a ride

The promise of a getaway at no cost to you may have hidden charges or…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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