Most Stores Have New Chip Card Readers, But Aren't Using ThemMost of the stores where you shop probably have the new machines that let shoppers dip their new security chip-equipped cards into rather than swiping, but they aren’t using them yet.
Michigan Panhandler Uses Credit Card Reader To Collect MoneyA homeless panhandler in Michigan is turning to technology produced by a San Francisco company to expand the people he asks for money by taking credit cards.
Target Reaches Deal With Visa For Massive 2013 Data Breach That Affected Millions Of Holiday ShoppersTarget says it's reached a settlement with Visa related to its massive 2013 data breach that resulted in the theft of millions of debit and credit card numbers.
American Express, Costco To End 16-Year-Old Credit Card PartnershipAmerican Express is ending next year a 16-year-old agreement with Costco Wholesale that calls for the exclusive use of its cards at the retailer's stores in the Bay Area and across the country.
1.2 Million Customer’s Credit Card Data Exposed In Staples Security BreachStaples says criminals used malware to access cardholder names, payment card numbers, expiration dates and card verification codes.
Thieves Go On $10K Shopping Spree At Apple Stores With Stolen Credit Card; No One Checked Their I.D.?Thieves made a whopping $10,000 worth of gift card charges at 3 different Apple stores with a stolen credit card, and it didn’t set off a red flag with a single employee.
Get Protected: America's Top Identity-Theft ScamsEach year, millions of Americans get lured by promises of prizes and unbeatable bargains only to get swindled into some of the county’s top identity-theft scams.
Top Tips For Protecting Yourself From Identity TheftIdentity theft can leave you with financial difficulties, mounds of paperwork and even fraudulent criminal charges. Protect your data to reduce your chances of becoming a victim.
Child Identity Theft: Warning Signs Your Child's Identity Is Being UsedIdentity theft is terrible, no matter whom it happens to, but it seems even more offensive when it's carried out against a child. Keep watch for these signs that your child has been the victim of identity theft.
The Rise Of Identity Theft: Reports From The Federal Trade CommissionThe Federal Trade Commission reports that the occurrence rate for identity theft incidents is high, and it doesn't look like that trend will change anytime soon.
How To Repair Your Credit After Identify TheftMany Americans like to believe that identity theft won’t happen to them, but the staggering statistics from the Bureau of Justice Statistics prove otherwise.
Palo Alto P.F. Chang’s Is Lone Bay Area Restaurant On Security Breach ListRestaurant chain P.F. Chang’s says its Palo Alto location is one of 33 restaurants that may have been hit a credit and debit card transaction security breach. The company confirmed in June that data from credit and debit cards used at its restaurants was stolen, but didn't specify the locations at that time.