Fraud

October 6, 2015

Cyber-Extortionists Target Financial Sector

It sounds like a movie plot, but it’s all too real: a group with the handle DD4BC tries to hold corporations hostage, threatening distributed denial-of-service attacks […]
October 1, 2015

What You Need to Know About EMV Cards

There’s a chicken-and-egg problem with today’s deadline for consumers and retailers to switch to new chip-enabled credit cards.  A majority of consumers still haven’t received their […]
September 30, 2015

Cyber Attacks Could Threaten Bank Credit Ratings

Banks with weak cybersecurity controls could be downgraded even if they haven’t been attacked, said Standard & Poor in a recent report.  While it hasn’t yet […]
September 24, 2015

Could Your Smartphone Be a Financial Risk?

The smartphone can add significant security to payments, but it is also a tool that fraudsters can exploit. Researchers and scammers have already found several unique […]
September 21, 2015

Coming This October 1st: The Premiere of EMV Cards

You may have started receiving new credit and debit cards in the mail — if you haven’t, be on the lookout.  The U.S. is about to […]
September 15, 2015

16 Ways You Exposing Yourself to Fraud

Stand in front of a mirror – there is the enemy. Fraud doesn’t happen to you in a vacuum. Our personally identifying information (PII) doesn’t just get magically […]
July 9, 2015

5 Credit Card Mishaps That Can Be Remedied

Few credit card users (if any) get through life without making a financial misstep or two when using plastic. Even something that seems like an innocent […]
July 7, 2015

Are You at Risk of Identity Theft?

In the past year, have you bought a house, sold a house, gotten married, gotten divorced, had a child, become pregnant, lost your job, or gotten […]
June 29, 2015

Are You Invisible to Creditors?

Are you a “credit invisible?” The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau defines credit invisibles as those adults whose credit histories are so limited that they don’t have […]