Credit Card Usage Booms, Even For The Smallest Of PurchasesFor years, cash was king and credit cards were primarily used for big ticket items, but that has changed.
Credit Reporting Firms To Change How Scores Are DeterminedThe three major credit-reporting firms are about to change the way they determine your credit score, which could be good news for millions of Americans.
'Tis The Season For Fraud, Holiday Shoppers BewareThese days it's not a matter of if your card is compromised, but when your card is compromised.
Costco Skewered On Social Media Over Troubled Switch To Visa Credit CardMany Costco customers have taken to Twitter and the retailer's Facebook page to vent their frustration over Costco's switch from using American Express credit cards to Visa.
U.S. Bank Issues First Credit Card For Use In CubaA small U.S. bank will issue the first credit card intended for use in Cuba.
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.

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