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 …

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 …

REST UNEASY – HYATT HOTELS HACKED

Alert to all holiday travelers- Hyatt Hotels hacked! The company’s data is one of the latest to be victimized. Hyatt Hotels recently reported that it’s investigating malware it found on computers used to process customers’ payments. The data breach only affected properties managed by Hyatt and not franchise locations according to a company spokesperson. As of late September that included 318 properties. …

DON’T BE FOOLED – HOLIDAY SEASON FRAUD ALERT

Watch out for the latest holiday season fraud alert. Tis the season for an influx in eCommerce traffic as the shopping season ramps up merchants do too in preparation for those swindlers looking to take advantage of exploiting weak credit card processing systems. The good thing is the major credit card companies recognize that scammers are on the prowl and …

LATEST RESTAURANT PAYMENT PROCESSING DATA BREACH!

The latest restaurant payment processing data breach will shock you. How about a side of thievery with your meal? The latest restaurant payment processing data breach has hit Landry’s Inc., the parent company of more than two-dozen restaurant chains. In recent news the company is warning patrons that their credit card information just may have been exposed to theft. With …