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Debit cards: signature or PIN what's what?

28 December 2013  |  2684 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

What kind of debit card do you have? The two types are direct debit cards and deferred debit cards. Direct debit Use of a PIN (personal identification number), which the bank issues or you choose. Card purchases require entering the PIN, and money is taken out of your checking account on the spot. PIN-based transactions cost retailers less to proc...

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Isis mobile wallet goes live

22 December 2013  |  2352 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Isis Mobile Wallet allows you to make purchases with your phone—a technology that just went live. Just wave your Isis-compatible smartphone at select cash registers to buy soda or taxi service, via Isis’s near-field communication technology. (iPhone compatibility with NFC will come later on.) Incentives Customers of Isis Mobile Wallet can use My C...

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Managing your digital afterlife

21 December 2013  |  1494 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Ever thought of who’d get your assets should you meet an untimely death, or even if you’re 99 and sensing that the time to check out is very soon? You may know whom you want to receive your assets, bu...

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8 tips to prevent post holiday credit card fraud

18 December 2013  |  7238 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

With your cards being used online, over the phone and in person it’s easy to lose track of purchases. The key is keep good records and be diligent about your security. Here are eight great tips that w...

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Child identities need more legal protection

16 December 2013  |  977 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Identity theft can involve children. In fact, it’s a growing problem. The thief takes a child’s Social Security number and either uses their name or assigns it to a different name and always changes t...

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What is a data breach and how do I protect myself?

09 December 2013  |  1238 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

When protected, sensitive or confidential data is accessed or used by someone without authority, this is a data breach. This can involve any kind of data such as personal health, financial, or busines...

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100 person identity theft ring busted

07 December 2013  |  1292 views  |  0  |  Recommends 1

This year, one of the biggest identity theft rings originating from Minnesota was prosecuted—spanning 14 states and involving hundreds of victims. Total theft exceeded $2.5 million, and major retailer...

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Digital wallets will save us!

21 November 2013  |  2543 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

When you leave your home or apartment in the morning, you might pack up a small bag of whatever you need for the day, which might change daily. But what doesn’t change is the three things you always h...

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Should You Post Pictures of Children Online?

16 November 2013  |  1284 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Most people give no thought whatsoever to posting pictures of their children online. They are proud of their kids, they love them…so why not show the world how wonderful they are so others can enjoy e...

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Data brokers hacked and used for identity theft

13 November 2013  |  2035 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Did you know you can buy Social Security numbers (SSNs) online? It’s legal to do so in most cases, and pretty much anyone who has an internet connection can make a purchase. Information brokers or dat...

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