Tag Archives: credit card fraud

Defeat gas pump skimmers with payment apps

John Egan

If you’re like me, you may be a bit freaked out about skimmers at gas pumps stealing our credit card information. These devices continue to pop up at gas stations from Portland, Oregon, to Portland, Maine. Thieves install them inside…
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How a misspelled email address helped me spot card fraud

Rebecca Lake

It’s hard not to worry about the security of our financial information these days. It seems like there’s a new data breach making headlines at least once a week. When it came to protecting my bank and credit card accounts,…
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Burned by barbecue: Lessons from a credit card crime spree

John Egan

It always pains me to read about crooks ripping off people through credit card schemes, whether it’s hackers snatching your personal information or thieves installing data-stealing skimmers at gas pumps. But a credit card crime I just came across hits…
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4 stupid mistakes I made after suspecting card fraud

Julie Loffredi

“Hi, I’d like to report a fraud….” I’ve made plenty of calls to the fraud departments of my card issuers in recent years. Crooks seem to have a knack for stealing my card info, and unauthorized charges have turned up…
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Card hacking tops list of crime concerns

Sienna Kossman

The majority of consumers are more afraid of falling victim to a retail data breach than getting burglarized, mugged or even murdered, according to a new Gallup survey.
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