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19,178 Identity Theft Victims Per Day - Are You One Of Them?


Identity theft statistics are shocking. And we are told that it will only become worse, before it gets any better.

Credit Damage: Getting Compensated for Your Loss


Until recently lawyers for victims of credit damage had little possibility to collect for damages beyond medical treatment, lost wages and property loss. Insurance companies threw up their hands in sympathy, claiming victims can only be compensated for what can be measured - tangible goods and services.

3 Ways to Improve Your Credit Score by 50 Points In Less Than 30 Days


In Less Than 30 Days."What can you do to increase that set of three numbers on your credit report that can be so important with your financing?"I came across this question as I was surfing discussion groups the other day.

To Repair Credit Is No longer Satisfactory - Learn How To Earn A Millionaires Credit In 30 Days...


To repair your bad credit does not necessarily mean that you now have a good credit, absolutely not. When most people have bad credit, they either purchase a credit repair book or seek a credit expert help.

4 Steps to Creating Good Credit


As a consumer you've learned the importance of establishing a good credit rating with your lenders. Whether you are shopping for a new home or auto, or searching for the best deals on insurance, your credit worthiness will be judged by your credit rating or credit score.

Beware of Falling Minimum Payments


If you opened a credit card statement recently and were pleasantly surprised to find that your minimum payment due was lowered, don't be so quick to "jump for joy". What may appear as a small boost to your monthly budget is actually the rock that can weigh you down in debt for a lifetime.

Convenience Can Be Costly


You've just opened your credit card bill and attached to your statement you find a "convenience check" included. It may already be filled out with a dollar amount such as $300, $500, or even $1,000.

Credit Repair Scams


"Erase Bad Debt !""Remove Negative Items From Your Credit Report"You've probably seen these headlines and others just like it promising to clean up or "fix" bad credit. For someone who suffers from a bad or poor credit rating, these headlines are certainly an appealing offer.

Debit Card vs. Credit Card, What Are The Differences ?


Ah, the "good old days". If you are a baby boomer, like me, then you probably remember how important it was to rush to the bank on payday.

How Healthy Is Your Credit


There's only one way to discover the "health" of your credit. You need to examine your credit report.

Top 5 Credit Misconceptions


We have all heard the rumors?from neighbors, relatives or friends. There are a wide variety of myths floating around about what you should and shouldn't do to improve your credit reports and credit scores.

Your Guide On Choosing a Credit Card To Suit You


Reach into your wallet or purse, pull out a card, swipe, and you're done. It is very easy to use a credit card.

4 Steps You Can Take If Your Online Credit Card Application Has Been Refused


Help! I've Been Turned DownYou received an envelope in the mail with a great offer for a low interest credit card. You read all the details, even the boring small print and decided that this card fit your needs to a tee.

7 Surefire Ways To Repair Bad Credit


Do you have a poor credit rating? If so, you are one of tens of thousands of Americans with the same problem. In fact, it seems that this has become a national 'disease.

5 Surefire Ways To Eliminate Credit Card Debt


Do you have enormous credit card debt? You are certainly not alone. According to research, the average family in the United States has $7000 in credit card debt and pays about $1000 in interest each year! Throw in a late payment or two, or an over-the-limit charge, and that number skyrockets.

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What to do if you can't pay your credit card bill on time  NBC News

Forty million Americans will miss at least one credit card payment this year. Here's what to do if you're one of them.


China's 'Social Credit' Used to Ban 23M From Traveling  Fortune

China has used its "social credit" system to stop people from traveling by train and planes last year. They didn't pay fines or taxes.


Navy Federal Credit Union says users 'now able to see their deposits in their accounts'  FOX 5 DC

VIENNA, Va. (FOX 5 DC) - The Navy Federal Credit Union has posted on Twitter that customers are now able to see their deposits in their accounts after many ...


Those Credit Card Bonuses May Be Taxable  The New York Times

Have you gotten a bonus from your credit card company for successfully referring friends or family for new cards? You may owe taxes on that bonus. People who ...


5 Things to Consider Doing When Your Credit Score Reaches 760  U.S. News & World Report

When your credit score hits a high level, it opens the door to a lot of money-saving opportunities.


Apple Credit Card Rumors Resurface  Motley Fool

It's been nearly a year since the first rumors that Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) was working on a credit card emerged. The Mac maker has long partnered with ...


Social credit system: China's richest regions are also home to the most blacklisted firms  South China Morning Post

Quanjian Group, a maker of herbal medicines, was accused of making false marketing claims about the benefits of a product that a four-year-old cancer patient ...


Ex-postal worker admits taking bribes to steal credit cards from mail in N.J.  NJ.com

A 24-year-old former New Jersey postal worker faces up to 15 years in prison after admitting she accepted cash to steal envelopes containing credit cards.


RBC's results show signs of weakening credit conditions  American Banker

Royal Bank of Canada reported a 5% increase in quarterly profits, but a sharp increase in its loan-loss provision is raising concerns about credit quality.


Wallet stolen during church service, credit cards used nearby, police say  KPRC Click2Houston

A woman's wallet was stolen during a church *service* by another woman sitting close to her, Conroe police said.


Secret Service warning: High-tech thieves can remotely skim credit cards at gas pumps  Fast Company

Usually when people mention pain at the pump, they are talking about a rise in gas prices. Not Krebs on Security. The website wrote this week about a new ...


2 men arrested for credit card fraud at Miami International Airport  WSVN 7News | Miami News, Weather, Sports | Fort Lauderdale

MIAMI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, FLA. (WSVN) - Two men have been arrested after Customs officials found several items linking them to credit card fraud in ...


Police seek bandit in Fresno credit union robbery  Fresno Bee

Police are looking for a bandit who robbed the California Credit Union on Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019 in central Fresno, CA and fled with an undisclosed amount of ...


A Whole New Credit Score Is Coming—Are You Prepared?  Realtor.com News

FICO is rolling out a new UltraFICO score. What is it? Will it help your credit score? What are the drawbacks? Find out about the new scoring system.


Credit unions: Banks should stop whining while raking in record profits  Des Moines Register

Iowa Credit Union League chair: If banks are so worried about maximizing tax revenue for Iowans, why did they push for their own income-tax cut?


Cops: Stolen credit cards used at Walt Whitman  Newsday

Credit cards stolen from a Huntington Station woman were used at the Saks Fifth Avenue store in the Walt Whitman Shops by two men who fled in a white sedan ...


Police seek suspect in Fresno credit union robbery  Fresno Bee

Fresno police are looking for a bandit who robbed the California Credit Union on Thursday morning in central Fresno and fled with an undisclosed amount of ...


Trouble Brewing In China's Credit Markets As More Bond Defaults Come  Seeking Alpha

Last year, there were record onshore bond defaults in China, but 2019 doesn't show any signs of this trend slowing down. There's already more than 10 billion ...


I use this simple trick to earn big credit card sign-up bonuses — here's how other homeowners can do the same  Business Insider

This simple trick I use can help homeowners get a significant bonus when signing up for a new credit card.


These credit card offers can help you save big on your Galaxy S10 purchase  Android Central

Samsung has just barely cleaned up after the Galaxy S10 event in San Francisco, so it's not a great surprise that there's a dearth of deals on the hottest phone ...


Marlborough Police search for man who used stolen credit cards  MetroWest Daily News

MARLBOROUGH – Police are asking the public's help in identifying a man they say used two stolen credit cards to purchase thousands of dollars of electronics ...


What Happens to Credit Card Debt After Death?  INQUIRER.net

There are many scenarios that can affect what happens to credit card debt after a person's death. Depending on where the person lives, who applied for the card ...


Credit Suisse loses bid to dismiss lawsuit in U.S. over writedowns  Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. judge has rejected Credit Suisse Group AG's bid to dismiss a lawsuit accusing the Swiss bank of defrauding shareholders about ...


Verify: Does Bluetooth detect credit card skimmers at the gas pump?  KHOU.com

We're looking into whether credit card skimmers can be detected through Bluetooth devices. You know those skimmers on gas pumps that thieves use to steal ...


5 Places Never to Use a Debit or Credit Card  Yahoo Finance

In today's cashless culture, nearly all of our purchases (including those new ankle-boot beauties ) are paid for via credit card. But with all the identity theft...


Man robs credit union in Washington City, flees on motorcycle  St George News

WASHINGTON CITY — Authorities are investigating a robbery at a credit union in Washington City that occurred Thursday and are asking for the public's help in ...


Captain Marvel's post-credit scene and Frozen spin-offs: The week's craziest fan theories  SYFY WIRE

Not all fan theories are created equal. Some are brilliant breakthroughs that unlock a whole new understanding of a popular show or movie. Others are ... totally ...


Credit union says skimmer was used in bank card scheme  WILX-TV

American One Credit Union managers say they believe a skimmer was used to steal card information from 600 ATM users in Jackson.


INSIGHT KANSAS: Give Charles Koch credit  Hays Post

Tax-cutting fever is alive and well in Kansas politics, and no single person deserves more credit than Charles Koch, head of Koch Industries, the dynamic global ...


Credit Suisse says lighten up on emerging markets stocks after big comeback  CNBC

Emerging-market stocks are off to a roaring start to the year, but investors might want to take some profits after the big move up, according to Credit Suisse.


Police Looking For Suspects Who Stole Credit Cards From A Fayetteville Yoga Studio  KFSM 5Newsonline

(KFSM) — Three men used stolen credit cards from Fayetteville to make purchases in Alma and Van Buren. The cards were stolen from a yoga studio in ...


New credit reporting option could raise your credit score  WKBN.com

For decades, your FICO score was based on payment history with loans and credit cards.


Fort Smith Police Searching For Credit Card Thief  KFSM 5Newsonline

FORT SMITH, Ark. (KFSM) — Fort Smith Police are searching for a suspect they say is linked to at least two cases of credit card fraud. Police are asking for help ...


14 credit card skimmers found in Arizona so far in 2019  ABC15 Arizona

Officials have already found several credit card skimmers in the Valley this year.


Police seek ID of man who robbed credit union in Moraine  Dayton Daily News

Investigators have released photos of a man who police said robbed a DayMet Credit Union branch in M...


I used my stockpile of credit card points to fly across the world in business class for under $100 — here's how I did it  Business Insider

Personal Finance Insider writes about products, strategies, and tips to help you make smart decisions with your money. Business Insider may receive a ...


How Should We Be Thinking About Credit Spreads?  Seeking Alpha

What is your time horizon? Credit spreads have been compressing in recent weeks but are materially wider than one year ago. The market may be nearing new ...


'The credit cards are maxed out': ODOT director makes case for 18 cent per gallon gas tax hike  NBC4i.com

COLUMBUS (WCMH) -- Thursday, the Ohio Department of Transportation Director Jack Marchbanks introduced the 7.43 billion transportation budget, appearing ...


CCPD nabs suspect using counterfeit credit cards to buy large amounts of fuel  Wink News

Authorities arrest a Cape Coral man purchasing large amounts of diesel fuel on over a dozen counterfeit credit cards. The suspect, Alain Misiara Erbite, 28, faces ...


Long Beach's credit rating downgraded  Newsday

Moody's Investors *Service* cites the city's use of reserves to balance its budget, and also gives a negative outlook.


Abu Dhabi Oil Giant's Credit Ranked AA as Aramco Seeks Rating  Bloomberg

Abu Dhabi's government-owned oil giant received the region's highest credit rating as Middle Eastern producers, including the world's largest Saudi Aramco, ...


Medford Police searching for credit card fraud suspect  KTVL

Wednesday morning, Medford Police posted pictures of a possible credit card fraud suspect. They believe the unidentified man used credit cards at multiple ...


Corporate Credit Could Be the Next Bubble to Burst  Barron's

Debt Be Not Proud: The danger in the complacency about corporate credit.


After merger, Army Aviation Center Federal Credit Union getting new name  Dothan Eagle

After the announcement of a merger with Wiregrass Federal Credit Union last week, Army Aviation Center Federal Credit Union is getting a name change.


Enter the ‘Twilight Zone’ as Stock Nightmares Meet Credit Dreams  Bloomberg

By one measure, it's been decades since stock traders were willing to pay so much for the strongest companies out there -- just as credit investors rush to the ...


Multi-state scheme to steal Home Depot customer credit cards ends in Cincinnati traffic stop  WCPO

CINCINNATI — A routine traffic stop in Cincinnati in 2017 unraveled a nationwide scheme to defraud Home Depot by stealing customer credit card numbers, ...


Village's bond rating reduced to junk status  Newsday

Valley Stream's bond rating was reduced to junk bond status after an analysis by Wall Street credit rating agency Moody's Investors *Service* found the village ...


2 Men Used A Stolen Credit Card At Mall: Suffolk PD  Huntington, NY Patch

Suffolk County detectives are asking for the public's help to identify and locate two men who used a stolen credit card at the Walt Whitman Mall in January.


How criminals are using the low-interest credit card scam to steal your identity  CBC.ca

It starts with what sounds like a promising phone call: For a one-time fee, you can lower the interest rate on your credit card. But the person on the other end of ...


New widow wants to establish credit in her own name: Money Matters  cleveland.com

My husband passed in April 2018. Currently, my credit score is good and is in both our names. Our credit files are frozen. I have been using two credit cards in ...


Failing Payless to honor gift cards, store credit into March  WTOL

The failing Payless ShoeSource chain will honor gift cards and store credit until March 11 as the company liquidates all operations.


Credit Card Merchant Fee Hikes Could Mean Higher Prices for Everyone  Fortune

Credit card companies Visa, Mastercard, and Discover, will raise their processing fees in April, according to the Wall Street Journal. That's likely to mean prices ...


Bye-bye boring credit card rewards — the future is flexible  Bankrate.com

Issuers are beginning to introduce innovative rewards structures as incentives for potential cardholders. Is this the future of the credit card industry?


Fraud investigation at University of Iowa Community Credit Union branch leads to arrests  KCRG

HIAWATHA, Iowa (KCRG) - Police have arrested two people after a fraud alert from an ATM triggered an investigation in Hiawatha.


Tax credit bill for family caregivers in Wisconsin released  Channel3000.com - WISC-TV3

A bipartisan proposal backed by AARP would create a $1000 income tax credit for family members in Wisconsin who give care to qualified disabled and elderly ...


North Texas Law Enforcement Face Challenges In Catching Credit Card Skimmers  CBS Dallas / Fort Worth

NORTH TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM) – With new technology comes new challenges. Monday night the CBS 11 I-Team showed how gas pumps skimmers are on the ...


There's a new way to instantly boost your credit score  NBCNews.com

A new credit assessment program could help millions of Americans instantly improve their credit scores, simply by adding data from their checking account.


Blacklist labels millions of Chinese citizens and businesses untrustworthy  South China Morning Post

Annual report shows the businesses and individuals added to trustworthiness blacklist as use of the government system accelerates.


Religious schools at center of Education Tax Credit debate  The Union Leader

As the Legislature considers a bill that would repeal the controversial Education Tax Credit scholarship, the outsized role of religious institutions in the program ...


How to spot and avoid credit card skimmers  Yahoo Finance

The moment I started seriously worrying about credit card and debit card skimmers wasn't when my entire bank account was transferred to Turkey, or when I had ...


Credit freezes are one easy way to protect against identity fraud — but they're not available in Canada  CBC.ca

There's no shortage of ways for thieves to steal your identity. From data breaches to phone scams, it could happen to anyone. But as some 27000 Canadians ...


Fraudsters steal credit card info from dozens across the Tri-Cities  KEPR 19

TRI-CITIES, Wash. -- A group of fraudsters have stolen thousands of dollars from unsuspecting Tri-Cities shoppers. Police say they're looking for them.


'Crooked cupid' accused of stealing credit cards for Valentine's Day gifts  KTRK-TV

Video shows the man purchasing several Valentine's Day gift cards with stolen credit cards.


A High School Teacher's Assignment To Students To Get Katy Perry's Attention Has Gone Viral, But Not Everyone Is Amused  BuzzFeed News

Brian Kwan, a junior high and high school government teacher at Anaheim Discovery Christian School in California, has a special assignment he gives students ...


The top 5 US cities with the best—and worst—credit scores  CNBC

A credit score is an important measure of financial health and can signify your trustworthiness to institutions. To find which places have the best and worst scores ...


Davenport police investigating armed robbery at DuTrac Community Credit Union  Quad City Times

The Davenport Police are looking for a male subject involved in an armed robbery of the DuTrac Community Credit Union on Saturday morning.


Credit card skimmers discovered at gas stations around the Big Bend  WTXL ABC 27

(WTXL) - Authorities in several Big Bend counties are investigating after multiple credit card skimmers have been discovered at local gas stations.


Auburn man charged with spending $2K on someone else's credit card  Auburn Citizen

An Auburn man was charged Wednesday for making more than 50 unauthorized transactions on another man's credit card, police said.


Wutip Update: Banks, credit unions announce closures | Guam  The Guam Daily Post

The following banks have announced hours of operations for today and tomorrow:


Kenner police seeking men caught on camera using stolen credit card  NOLA.com

The men made purchases at a *service* station using a credit card that had been stolen in a Kenner vehicle burglary, authorities said.


General Dynamics downgraded by Credit Suisse: 2019 forecast is 'well behind defense peers'  CNBC

Credit Suisse downgraded General Dynamics stock to neutral from outperform on Friday, saying the company is "well behind defense peers" in projected growth ...


Members of local credit union receive phone calls about compromised debit cards  WNEM Saginaw

Several debit card holders in Mid-Michigan are being told to be on the lookout after many of them received concerning phone calls. Several members of a local ...


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