With the holiday shopping season already underway, you may be using your credit and debit cards more often, and that could be a problem because credit card fraud is up. The good news is, there are ways to protect yourself.
When you swipe a debit card at a store, chances are you don’t give it a thought. But some Barnes & Noble stores recently were victimized by criminals stealing PIN numbers from customers when they debited their purchase.
The economy may still be wavering, but not the banks. They’re still sending people plenty of credit card offers with enticing rewards, cash-back offers and low interest rates. Consumer Reports just analyzed more than 50 cards, including ones that are good for those struggling to pay off their credit card debt.
A woman is facing charges after she stole a credit card belonging to the organization where her boyfriend worked. Evelyn Stenger, 35, is facing 182 counts each of access device fraud and theft by unlawful taking. She admitted to all of it when confronted by police.
Travel miles and rewards are the latest target for cyber criminals. Unsuspecting consumers are losing thousands of dollars to deceptive schemes.
A new law in place could have an adverse effect on stay-at-home parents applying for a new credit card.
Kennywood, Idlewild, and Sandcastle have been named in a class action settlement. If you visited the parks between Dec. 4, 2006 and Dec. 20, 2011 and used a debit or credit card, you may be eligible for free admission.