Credit Card Usage Is On The Rise, Even For Small PurchasesWhether they swipe, tap, or pay by phone, a recent survey from creditcards.com found 17 percent of cardholders now use plastic for purchases under $5.
Fed Rate Hike Will Mean Higher Credit Card Interest CostsChicagoans will wind up paying $17 million total, and an average of $17 more a year per person in interest as a result, analyst Robert Harrow said.
Crooks Using Bluetooth To Steal At Gas PumpsThe most obviously way drivers can fight back against the new Bluetooth skimmers is to stop using plastic and stay away from the outside kiosks when buying gas.
Attorney General Warns Of Scams During Chip Card RolloutIllinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan is warning people about scammers taking advantage of consumer confusion over new credit cards embedded with computer chips.
Florida Residents Busted In Aurora With More Than 700 Fake Credit, Gift Cards
Data Breaches Prompting Changes For Credit Cards, ConsumersSecurity breaches at Target, Home Depot, and Jimmy John's could finally bring some changes to the credit card industry, according to one fraud expert.
Get Protected: America's Top Identity-Theft ScamsEach year, millions of Americans get lured by promises of prizes and unbeatable bargains only to get swindled into some of the county’s top identity-theft scams.
Top Tips For Protecting Yourself From Identity TheftIdentity theft can leave you with financial difficulties, mounds of paperwork and even fraudulent criminal charges. Protect your data to reduce your chances of becoming a victim.
Child Identity Theft: Warning Signs Your Child's Identity Is Being UsedIdentity theft is terrible, no matter whom it happens to, but it seems even more offensive when it's carried out against a child. Keep watch for these signs that your child has been the victim of identity theft.
The Rise Of Identity Theft: Reports From The Federal Trade CommissionThe Federal Trade Commission reports that the occurrence rate for identity theft incidents is high, and it doesn't look like that trend will change anytime soon.
How To Repair Your Credit After Identify TheftMany Americans like to believe that identity theft won’t happen to them, but the staggering statistics from the Bureau of Justice Statistics prove otherwise.
Jewel-Osco Warns Customers Of Data BreachCustomers who used a credit or debit card at Jewel-Osco between June 22 and July 17 may have their data compromised.