Fraud

December 2, 2014

Credit vs. Debit: It's All About Timing

In the wake of the Great Recession, debit cards became increasingly popular among many who wanted to avoid the possibility of incurring debt. In fact, debit cards […]
November 24, 2014

Financial Firms Boost Cyber-Security Budgets

Hundreds of U.S. financial companies are ramping up spending to combat hackers following attacks this summer on J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. and at least a […]
November 14, 2014

Debt Collectors Might Be Calling Your Nana

Gripes about debt collectors are the most common complaint filed by older Americans, according to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).  Collection gripes are roughly 1 […]
November 6, 2014

The Anatomy of a Credit Report

When you’re trying to build your credit – or just being vigilant about avoiding identity theft – it’s important to check your credit report regularly. Each […]
October 30, 2014

Apps are Changing the Way We Spend Money

Like corded phones, record players, VCRs, and the Sony Walkman, your grandchildren will one day be amazed by those little plastic things you used to call […]
October 22, 2014

Sorry, Mr. President – Your Card Has Been Declined

The Secret Service is charged with watching the president’s back, but who’s watching his wallet?  When his credit card was declined last month while dining in […]
October 21, 2014

Obama Signs Order to Protect Against Identity Theft

On Friday, President Obama signed an executive order that calls for increased credit card protection measures for some federal benefits and expense cards distributed by e […]
October 16, 2014

Hack Me Now: Most Popular Passwords/Passcodes

In yesterday’s blog post, we discussed the importance of being vigilant in the wake of the recent data breaches.  Password and passcode security is more crucial […]
October 15, 2014

Protect Your Family from Identity Theft

The U.S. Department of Justice indicates that 16.6 million Americans fell victim to identity theft in 2012, and recent data breaches of Home Depot, Target, the iCloud, and other […]