Tag Archives: card fraud

Orbitz, AmEx Travel and the new normal of data breaches

John Egan
Orbitz, AmEx Travel and the new normal of data breaches

Is a data breach followed by an offer of free credit monitoring the “new normal” for credit card holders? Yes, and that’s unfortunate. What’s worse is we’re becoming immune to these data breaches. The news: An Orbitz data breach exposed…
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Your Social Security number is worth peanuts on the dark web

Susan Ladika

Every time I talk to Internet security experts, they tell me that if a fraudster gets his hands on your Social Security number, he’s got the “keys to the kingdom,” and can use that information to perpetrate all kinds of…
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DNA tests, CFPB survivor and other credit news to know this week

Taylor Tompkins

This week’s (un)lucky number is: 43 percent That’s the number of cardholders who are revolving debt. The debt they’re accruing is probably more than the worth of that free plane ticket or hotel stay on a rewards card. If your…
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What is the dark web, and why we should care

John Egan

The dark web is a murky, mysterious place on the internet that most of us don’t understand – including me – but all of us should learn about it. In this case, ignorance is not bliss; it’s ill-advised. You may…
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Traveling abroad? 9 ways to protect your cards

Stephanie Zito

At the Hilton Northolme in the Seychelles, my breakfast was delicious and the champagne was bottomless. I had just received my Chase Sapphire Preferred card before the trip and had nearly met the minimum spend. Life was good. Then, when…
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