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Prepaid debit cards for sale (CBS)

ConsumerWatch: Regulations Eyed For Prepaid Debit Cards

At a hearing in North Carolina Tuesday, intended to start the process of writing rules to govern the rapidly expanding industry, Consumer Financial Protection Board Director Richard Cordray warned about the high fees that catch many consumers by surprise.

05/23/2012

A banking customer uses an ATM at a Wells Fargo Bank in Oakland (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

SF-Based Wells Fargo Imposing $7 Monthly Checking Fee

Wells Fargo customers in six states who had free checking accounts will pay $7 a month starting in May.

03/08/2012

The Google Wallet informational website (Google)

ConsumerWatch: Skimmers May Use Smartphones To Steal Credit Card Information

The increasingly popular radio frequency identification (RFID) credit cards that allow consumers to pay by tapping may be making it easier for crooks to steal valuable information with their smartphones.

02/27/2012

Customers using the self-checkout at a Lucky supermarket. (CBS)

Lucky Supermarket Chain Reveals Scope Of Card Reader Scam

More than 100 employees and customers have had their identities stolen at Bay Area Lucky supermarkets by thieves who tampered with the credit and debit card readers in self checkout lines, according to the company.

12/06/2011

Visa credit cards

Card Readers Tampered With At Bay Area Lucky Supermarkets

Lucky Supermarkets has issued a warning to consumers after someone tampered with credit and debit card readers at several Bay Area Stores.

11/23/2011

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ConsumerWatch: PG&E Rebate Program Still Hitting Snags

More then 266,000 San Francisco and San Mateo residents received a $25 pre-paid debit card from Pacific Gas and Electric Co. for conserving gas this past December, but some customers are still confused on whether the debit card includes extra fees.

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