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My Credit Card Was Used Fraudulently (Here’s What to Do)

My Credit Card Was Used Fraudulently (Here’s What to Do)

Even with today's increased security measures, credit cards can still be susceptible to fraud. Just a few months ago, my credit card was used fraudulently. Thankfully, I was able to recover the funds lost through the duplicitous purchases. If you find yourself in a similar situation, and your credit card was used fraudulently, here's what to do. The IRS's advice is to place a “fraud alert” or a “credit freeze” on your credit account. You can also use a credit monitoring or... read more »

Consumer Guide: California Credit Laws

Consumer Guide: California Credit Laws

California is notorious for its beautiful scenery, Hollywood celebrities, surfing and wine country — but California is also recognized for having many unique laws (like how women are prohibited from driving in house coats...), including some pertaining strictly to credit card usage. For example, if you’re using a card to make an in-store purchase and the cashier asks for your address, did you know this is against the law in California? Where I live in Florida, I am asked for... read more »

10 (Unbelievable) Government Credit Card Abuses

10 (Unbelievable) Government Credit Card Abuses

Remember when an audit found Pentagon employees spent more than $1 million at casinos and adult entertainment? It's just part of a much larger pattern of abuse. In 2008, a Government Accountability Office report noted that government-issued cards could be easily abused. Since then, controls have been implemented but fell drastically short, as scandals came out every few months. The Government Charge Card Abuse Prevention Act, passed in 2012, was designed to combat these problems. ... read more »