BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR NEW ACCOUNT FRAUD

Are you paying close attention to your credit report? As some security features increase when we talk about credit card fraud, so does a crooks need to find new ways to access your identity and finances. The time it can take to prove new accounts opened in your name were unauthorized is unbelievable and with the EMV shift in full …

YOUR MOBILE WALLET MAY BE MARKED

Feeling defeated by the added level of security chip-embedded credit cards are supposed to bring to the table…thieves take to tapping funds through mobile wallets to make up for their “lack there of.” Who says when and where pickpocketing can occur? With the chip-embedded credit card becoming widely circulated now here in the U.S., Apple Pay, Google Wallet, Samsung Pay, …

A NEW ANGLE ON CREDIT CARD SCAMS TARGETS BUSINESS OWNERS

In the midst of a money-laundering scheme, once again business owners are being targeted and mislead by scammers on the prowl. The lengths that these criminals go to using stolen credit cards and a laundry list of excuses is allowing fraudsters to get away with robbery. The way this scam works involves overpayment, a partial refund and an unexpected chargeback …

Beware! An Old Credit Card Scam Resurfaces

An old scam is making a new comeback all in the name of chip-enabled credit cards. According to ‘money-man’ and talk show host Clark Howard, criminals are contacting people via email posing as credit card companies. Once these scammers send you a message it will contain a link that they then ask you to click on to confirm all of …

THE EMV LIABILITY SHIFT BREEDS A NEW SCAM IN ’16

The shift to EMV compliant cards was not going to happen overnight and according to the founder of Scambusters.org, Audri Lanford, this ‘lag time’ is a breeding ground for crooks…”Delays in distributing the new cards … are being exploited by scammers,” says Lanford who also states “The problems are that some card issuers have not yet sent them out to …

GROCERY STORE CARD SKIMMER SCAM

Watch out for this grocery store card skimmer scam! ATM and gas station skimmers have been in the news for quite some time. Now, across the U.S., a new threat is hitting grocery stores. A skimmer is a small electronic device that can be attached to an ATM where you insert your credit card. Hackers to illegally grab your card …