Category Archives: Credit card fraud

Don’t be a victim

Identity theft can happen to anyone. And at college, you’re particularly vulnerable . You lock your apartment and your car, right? Your identity is much more valuable, so guard it just as carefully as you do your other possessions. Here are… Continue reading

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Built-in fraud protection (whew!)

Mid-summer, as I was blissfully reading email, I received three order confirmations from iTunes  thanking me for my gift card order. “Wait!” I thought to myself, “I haven’t placed any iTunes orders!” I tried to stay calm, but there was… Continue reading

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Protecting your identity

Last week, we commemorated Get Smart About Credit Day. This week, we’re calling attention to a related event: National Protect Your Identity Week . Spearheaded by the National Foundation for Credit Counseling, this initiative is designed to bring identity theft awareness… Continue reading

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A summer vacation dream come true

A few weeks ago, I watched the protests around the Olympic torch  with quite a bit of interest. You see, I had already booked and paid for a family trip to Beijing to see the Olympics  this August! This is… Continue reading

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A tale of two cards

I have a shameful story to share. It’s shameful because I pride myself on being financially responsible…and passing on tips of financial responsibility to you readers. About a month ago, while standing at the Younkers  counter about to purchase some… Continue reading

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Here Wii go again…

In my first post, I mentioned the trials and tribulations my son has had to experience by not being a part of the “Wii”  crowd. As the holidays approach, my son reminds me almost daily of how great it would… Continue reading

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The fight against fraud

Recently I got a call from my credit card company asking me about some unusual charges. Since it was on a card that I have for emergencies and knew hadn’t been used in quite some time, I knew that someone… Continue reading

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