Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 4:00 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

President Obama has signed an executive order directing the federal government to take some incremental steps to fight card fraud and identity theft.

Friday, October 11, 2013 12:58 pm
By Janna Herron · Bankrate.com

The number of credit card fraud incidents increased 17 percent, FICO says.

Friday, December 28, 2012 5:04 pm
By Janna Herron · Bankrate.com

Now that the holiday shopping season is ending, it’s time to review your credit card purchases for possible fraud.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012 5:14 pm
By Janna Herron · Bankrate.com

Barnes & Noble said criminals tampered with PIN pad devices at 63 stores to steal debit and credit card information.

Thursday, September 06, 2012 5:46 pm
By Janna Herron · Bankrate.com

Imagine the surprise one Floridian got when a device used to steal card data fell off an ATM right into his hands.

Friday, March 30, 2012 3:19 pm
By Janna Herron · Bankrate.com

A security breach at a card processor may have put 10 million accounts in danger of card fraud.

Tuesday, August 09, 2011 2:34 pm
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

Three people have been arrested as part of an investigation into allegations of credit card skimming at a local restaurant in New Port Richey, Fla. According to a press statement, the Pasco County sheriff’s office has charged a waitress at a Mugs ‘N Jugs with criminal use of personal identification information, and charged several of

Tuesday, June 14, 2011 2:07 pm
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

Consumers who use credit cards may soon receive legitimate automated messages about suspicious-seeming activity, thanks — if that’s the right word —  to a new partnership between FICO and Adeptra. Together, the two companies have introduced an automated fraud detection and verification service that’s designed to flag and verify suspicious credit card transactions, and then contact