Fraud

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 […]
June 26, 2015

Phone Scams on the Rise as Bank Fraud Goes Low-Tech

Pindrop Security recently released a study that shows a 30% rise in phone fraud among financial institutions since 2013. The company, which provides call-center-security software, analyzed […]
June 9, 2015

Should You Close Your Credit Card Account?

If you’re no longer using a particular credit card, there are financial benefits to keeping it open – as long as it’s free. But if it’s […]
June 8, 2015

Homebuyers Know the Importance of Credit Scores

According to a recent survey from Experian Consumer Services, 95% of homebuyers are aware that credit scores play a significant role when purchasing a home, and those who know […]