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Jewel-Osco Warns Customers Of Data Breach

Customers who used a credit or debit card at Jewel-Osco between June 22 and July 17 may have their data compromised.

08/15/2014

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Saving At The Pump: Is A Gas Rewards Card Right For You?

Gasoline prices are dropping a little, but we’re still paying an average of $3.80 per gallon for regular unleaded in the Chicago area. One way to save at the pump is by using a gas rewards credit card. There are a lot of them out there, so CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker looked at how to choose the best one for you.

07/21/2014

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Target: Up To 110M Customers Affected By Data Breach

Congressman Luis Gutierrez said Friday’s revelation that nearly 70 million American shoppers were the victims of a data breach at Target stores serves as proof more vigilance is needed all around to protect our private information.

01/10/2014

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Target: 40 Million Credit, Debit Cards Affected By Data Breach

Target has warned customers as many as 40 million credit and debit card accounts might have been exposed to identity theft, due to a data breach that began at the start of the Black Friday shopping weekend.

12/19/2013

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Credit Card Application Denied? What You Can Do

If you apply for a credit card and you’re denied, you can do something about it. WBBM Newsradio’s Felicia Middlebrooks reports.

WBBM Newsradio–08/09/2013

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Rivals Accuse Riverdale Mayor, Clerk Of Misusing Village Credit Cards

On the eve of Election Day – things are heating up in south suburban Riverdale.

04/08/2013

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Card Skimmers Hit ATMs At Two Banks In Hinsdale

Authorities were warning Chicago area residents about scammers using skimming devices on ATMS to steal money from people’s bank accounts.

CBS 2–02/06/2013

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Cops: Woman Swindled $30K From Elderly Man

A north suburban woman swindled $30,000 from an elderly man to buy items for herself including gasoline, a refrigerator and a home theater system, according to authorities.

12/31/2012

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FTC Sues Robocallers Over $30 Million Scam

The Federal Trade Commission has estimated hundreds of millions of dollars are being collected by robocall scams, and it has sued five companies to stop the practice.

11/01/2012

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Pace to Join CTA In Contract For Fare Payment With Credit Cards, Smart Phones

Pace has officially wedded itself to the Chicago Transit Authority’s effort to allow riders to pay their fares using credit and debit cards, and eventually using smart phones.

WBBM Newsradio–06/14/2012

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Hospital Worker Charged With Using Patients’ Credit Cards To Pay Bills

The Cook County State’s Attorney has charged a hospital worker with paying her bills with credit cards stolen from cancer patients.

WBBM Newsradio–05/15/2012

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O’Hare Upgrade Would Let You Find And Pay For Parking With Your Phone

Drivers using O’Hare Airport’s 25,000 parking spaces might soon be able to use their cell phones to find empty spaces and credit cards to “pay on foot” before they exit, thanks to a technology upgrade in the works.

05/06/2012

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Cash Vs. Credit: When Does Plastic Trump Money?

The biggest advantage to charging, according to experts, is that credit cards come with lots of perks and protection that cash can’t offer. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.

05/03/2012

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Computer Glitch Keeps Metra From Accepting Credit Cards During Morning Rush

A computer glitch forced some Metra users to scrounge around for cash this morning in order to buy a ticket.

WBBM Newsradio–04/18/2012

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Experts Say Lowering Bills And Fees Just A Phone Call Away

You can lower your credit card fees and even some of your bills by making a simple phone call. But it all depends on how you do it.

04/16/2012

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Some Credit Cards Pay You Cash When You Buy Gas; Which Are Best?

CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker talks with an expert about which cash-back credit cards are best for gasoline buyers.

04/05/2012

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Salvation Army Begins Accepting Credit Cards At Red Kettles

CHICAGO (CBS) — The Salvation Army is moving with the times this holiday season, and you might say that in some places, it’s not your father’s Salvation Army. As WBBM Newsradio’s Bernie Tafoya reports, this […]

CBS Chicago–11/17/2011

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Pay For The CTA Directly With Your Debit Card?

The Chicago Transit Authority is looking to try a high-tech method to make paying for your commute a little easier, without exact change or disposable fare cards.

CBS Chicago–11/15/2011

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New Law Reduces Merchants’ Fees For Accepting Credit Cards

Merchants, and possibly consumers, are going to be getting a break when they break out the plastic where they shop.

WBBM Newsradio–09/27/2011

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How To Raise Your Credit Score Fast

You have to have a better credit score today – at least 40 points higher than just two years ago – to even be considered for a loan, apartment rental or even some jobs; 680 is now the minimum.

CBS 2–09/19/2011

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