Tag: credit card

Another day, another announcement about a data breach.As news trickles out about retailers that have been hacked, you may be wondering what you can do to protect yourself from fraud. Even if you’re not sure that your accounts have been affected, you...

If you’ve been following the news this holiday season, you’ve probably heard that Target shoppers may have been affected by the recent data breach. Target notified their customers of the breach via email.Unfortunately, scammers follow...

Target has announced that any credit or debit card used in a Target store in the U.S. between November 27 and December 15 may have been compromised. According to the announcement, the stolen information includes the customer’s name, credit or debit...

Forget the turkey — are you craving some Cyber Monday deals? A little research can help you get the best deal and avoid hassles. Here are some tips to help you save some money and protect your financial information.Read reviews. Type the name of the...

Be skeptical about broad claims to wipe out your debt. Debt negotiation can be risky, and it can have a serious, long-term effect on your ability to get credit. The Bait: The ads are commonplace; they tout a way to consolidate your bills into...

Don't pay for a promise. Legitimate lenders never "guarantee" a credit card or loan before you apply. The Bait: You get the “good” news that you've been "pre-qualified" to get a low-interest loan or...