San Francisco Leaders Approve Ban On Cashless StoresSan Francisco supervisors unanimously approved legislation requiring retailers to accept cash for payment.
Some Bay Area Whole Foods Locations Targeted By HackersWhole Foods market is warning customers of several Bay Area locations that their credit card information may have been breached.
Crooks Using Bluetooth To Steal At Gas PumpsThe most obviously way drivers can fight back against the new Bluetooth skimmers is to stop using plastic and stay away from the outside kiosks when buying gas.
Adele Says Her Credit Card Was Declined At San Jose H&M StoreThe singer says her fame and fortune didn't prevent her credit card from being declined at an local Bay Area H&M store...
Credit Card Hackers Strike More Than 1,000 Wendy's RestaurantsWendy's said hackers were able to steal customers' credit and debit card information at 1,025 of its U.S. restaurants, far more than it originally thought.
Visa Improving Smart Chip Cards To Speed Checkout TimesVisa says its improving its smart chip-embedded cards, which have been the source of grumbling from businesses and customers forced to wait for transactions to go through.
Microchips Replacing Magnetic Strips On Credit, Debit CardsThe magnetic strip on the back of credit and debit cards is going the way of 8-track tapes and dial-up Internet soon.
Wells Fargo Sued, Accused Of Opening Accounts Without Customer KnowledgeA Wells Fargo customer is suing the bank, accusing it of deceiving customers by giving them new accounts and credit cards without their knowledge.
Credit Freeze: The Best Way To Prevent Identity Thieves From Opening Credit In Your, Or Your Child's NameIt's called a credit freeze or security freeze and it's the number one tool to prevent crooks from opening a credit account in your -- or your child's -- name. Trouble is, not many people are using it.
New Jeans Made In Bay Area Firm Designed To Thwart High-Tech ThievesSecurity company Norton has teamed up with Betabrand to create jeans with special pockets meant to protect credit cards, passports and key fobs from digital pick-pocketing.
Bay Area Man's Gift Card Comes With Strings AttachedAfter getting a $150 gift card from Nissan to help cover repair costs, a Bay Area man found out his gift card wasn't really a gift card at all.
San Jose Startup Rolls Out Tool For Controlling Credit Cards, Preventing FraudA San Jose startup appears to be on the cutting edge of "credit card control" to customize your security preferences with the tap of a smartphone.
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.