All articles tagged Identity Theft (11)

Credit Card Compromised? What to Do Immediately (3 Actions)

Credit Card Compromised? What to Do Immediately (3 Actions)

When bad things happen to your credit card, you must leap into action in order to contain the fallout. Immediate actions can limit the harm and save you time repairing the damage. Here are the... read more »

How The U.S. Became An Easy Mark For Hackers

How The U.S. Became An Easy Mark For Hackers

At the end of May, Quartz reported 47 percent of all global credit card fraud occurs in the U.S. However, American cards make up just 24 percent of the world’s credit card population. With... read more »

Where Does Your Stolen Credit Card Data Go?

Where Does Your Stolen Credit Card Data Go?

By the time you get a text, email or other alert from your credit card company that your credit card may have been used for criminal or fraudulent activity, the criminals have probably already... read more »

Man Pleads ‘Not Guilty’ to Hacking 160M Credit Cards

Man Pleads ‘Not Guilty’ to Hacking 160M Credit Cards

NEWARK, N.J. — Russian national Vladimir Drinkman pleaded not guilty Tuesday to 11 counts of hacking-related charges associated with the largest case of international data breaching to ever be... read more »

New ‘Final’ Smart Card Has a Clever Solution to Data Breaches

New ‘Final’ Smart Card Has a Clever Solution to Data Breaches

In the war against credit card fraud, a new smart credit card promises to offer consumers better security against the increasing threat of data breaches. This new card goes by the name Final, and... read more »

5 Famous People Who’ve Had Their Identities Stolen

5 Famous People Who’ve Had Their Identities Stolen

Have you ever had your identity stolen or credit card snatched away? You’re in good company. Many celebrities have been the victim of stolen cards and identity theft. With so much public... read more »

5 Easy Ways to Protect Your Credit Cards

5 Easy Ways to Protect Your Credit Cards

Due to the ease of making purchases with credit cards, these little pieces of plastic are a common target for theft. Whether criminals steal your physical card or just your card’s numbers, they... read more »

How to Avoid Credit Card Fraud

How to Avoid Credit Card Fraud

It’s infuriating to think of someone stealing my credit card. I imagine them dining at expensive restaurants, flying to exotic islands and driving luxury sports cars. But the truth is some... read more »

Why You Should Care About the JPMorgan Chase Security Breach

Why You Should Care About the JPMorgan Chase Security Breach

While lately it seems that serious security breaches of consumer credit information are happening at an increasingly alarming pace, the most recent breach at JPMorgan Chase has a lot of people... read more »

5 Steps to Take When Your Credit Card is Stolen

5 Steps to Take When Your Credit Card is Stolen

It’s a scary, sinking feeling when you realize your credit card has been stolen. Once it’s in the hands of someone else, it can quickly be used to make unauthorized purchases. The good news is... read more »