Regardless of where you are, there are crooks who want to steal your credit card number—even when you’re in the comforts of a hotel as you try to enjoy that well-deserved vacation. Recently, fraudsters have developed trickier methods to dupe hotel guests into forking over their credit card information.
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'Charge cards' have dated back as far back as the 1920s, as they were offered by stations, department stores and hotel chains so they wouldn't have to go back to their hometown to get cash. While technology has advanced since, considering close to a century has passed since the idea of a credit card materialized, it's particularly surprising to note how little has actually...
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Thwarted by a low credit limit.
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Orange County deputies are asking the public to help find a thief who walked out of Downtown Disney Marketplace with more than $14,000 worth of jewelry paid for with a fraudulent credit card.
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Analysts See Steady Credit Card Use, Despite Fears of Consumer Cutbacks
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Crime knows no bounds. U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts has been hit by credit card fraud, various media report. A spokeswoman for the high court confirmed to The Associated Press that someone did steal one of his credit card account numbers — but few other details were released. ...
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The particulars change, but the general rule doesn’t: Don’t install software you’re not certain you can trust. A new Trojan horse targeting Mac users tries to trick you into installing it by prompting you to install a browser plug-in when you visit a compromised or malicious webpage. Dr.Web, a Russian anti-virus and security company, dubs the malware Trojan.Yontoo.1....
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By Jason Steele NEW YORK (Credit.com) --Redeeming frequent flier miles has become so frustrating that many rewards card holders now look to hotel cards to earn the most valuable rewards. Lodging is a large travel expense, and hotel programs generally offer awards with fewer blackout dates and capacity controls than airline programs. However, many hotel programs have recently...
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Mobile credit-card readers use your smartphone or tablet to a complete a credit-card transaction. Download the app for the device and create an account with your card-reader provider. All free.The devices, which are plugged into the headphone jack o...
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Scientists at the Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics Research IGD have created a bank card that can recognise a customer by the way they sign their name.
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