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Call from fake Accufile ‘Amy O’Neil’ is a ‘refund and recovery’ scam

Susan Ladika

I’d just started writing a new article for CreditCards.com on scams and fraud when my phone rang. It was a scammer, trying to defraud me. Even with my anti-fraud senses turned up to 11, I have to admit, these guys are good enough to make my heart skip a beat with their mentions of "formal complaint" and "attorney."

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SureSwipe takes PINs in a new direction

Jay MacDonald

This month, Capital One introduced its SureSwipe mobile phone app that veers from the alphanumeric mainstream to enable users to log in based on pattern recognition. Instead of setting up a boring old password, SureSwipe users trace a pattern on a square, nine-point touch screen grid that becomes their pattern sign-in. You have to hit at least four of the nine points in sequence, and lame figures aren’t allowed, for you Zorros out there.
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Criminal Charges, Volume XXXIII: Tech scammers steal iPods, cell phone service

Jeremy Simon

Hundreds of thousands of dollars in free iPods and cell phone service may sound like a consumer’s dream, but those MP3 players and mobile phone minutes could come at a hefty price for two alleged technology scammers.
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Phone line makes me popular with debt collectors

Jeremy Simon

After getting my landline installed, I found another “benefit” that I hadn’t expected — becoming popular with debt collectors.
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