Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Monday, October 28, 2013 6:07 pm
By Janna Herron · Bankrate.com

Fraudsters aren’t just stealing credit card information at cash registers. Now, they’re using malware.

Friday, May 03, 2013 4:43 pm
By Janna Herron · Bankrate.com

An attempted fraudulent charity bid underscores how hard it is to make large purchases on stolen cards.

Wednesday, February 06, 2013 5:04 pm
By Janna Herron · Bankrate.com

Eighteen people were charged with conjuring up identities to get credit cards and stealing $200 million from card issuers.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012 4:53 pm
By Janna Herron · Bankrate.com

The government filed a lawsuit against Wyndham, claiming security flaws led to three data breaches in two years.

Thursday, June 21, 2012 4:48 pm
By Janna Herron · Bankrate.com

A survey says that Americans named that getting their credit card declined as the most awkward financial situation.

Monday, April 30, 2012 5:42 pm
By Janna Herron · Bankrate.com

The FBI and U.K. law enforcement shut down 36 websites that sell stolen credit card numbers.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012 4:10 pm
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

A leader of a criminal ring who targeted foreign tourists was sentenced to prison for credit card fraud and identity theft.

Monday, January 09, 2012 3:39 pm
By Janna Herron · Bankrate.com

The worldwide headlines read like an international spy novel with credit cards as the currency of destruction. First strike: A Saudi Arabian hacker rumored to live in Mexico exposes at least 6,000 legit credit card accounts online belonging to Israeli citizens. Second strike: Israeli hackers allegedly are ready to leak the details on thousands of credit

Thursday, December 15, 2011 2:31 pm
By Janna Herron · Bankrate.com

There are many benefits Google Wallet provides: convenience, a lighter back pocket and better security. Wait. The jury is still out on that last one. ViaForensics, a digital forensics and security firm, on Monday released results of its security testing on the search engine giant’s virtual wallet. The results are little scary regarding credit card

Tuesday, December 13, 2011 4:46 pm
By Janna Herron · Bankrate.com

Have you ever sat at your computer, filling in your credit card info at a virtual checkout, and thought: “‘Hmm, maybe I shouldn’t send all this personal information over the Internet?’” If so, you’re not alone. A new survey commissioned by PaymentOne (executed by Javelin Strategy & Research) found that half of consumers abandoned an

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