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An person with a history of ID theft may have gotten ahold of some of my identity information. I want to do all that I can to stop them from stealing my identity.Okay, first I'll give the relevant bits, and then I'll tell the full story, for those who...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: apostate street preacher | Tuesday, March 3, 2015
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Financial institutions have a somewhat checkered past when it comes to accommodating consumers with hearing disabilities. There was Citibank’s demand that a hearing-impaired customer call them to clear up a suspicious transaction only to be hung up...
From: Consumerist | By: Ashlee Kieler | Tuesday, March 3, 2015
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If you pay make regular credit card payments that are well above the minimum, and no one is hassling you about outstanding bills you might assume that your credit score is getting healthier or at least maintaining its current level. But there are some...
From: Consumerist | By: Chris Morran | Tuesday, March 3, 2015
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Offering a mobile design is essential in today’s web. Having an app, however, can be a hotly contested issue. The cries of, “we need to be in the app store!” are heard coming from corner offices. While having a presence there can be beneficial,...
From: Brainsparks | By: Sean Carmichael | Tuesday, March 3, 2015
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With recent purchases at Walmart I've noticed something odd. Despite hitting the "credit" button on the keypad when swiping my Visa Debit Card, my receipts list "EFT Debit" instead of listing it as a Visa transaction. What has me concerned is that during...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: radwolf76 | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Could General Electric CEO Jeff Immelt's days be numbered? Yes, said Barclays analyst Scott R. Davis. "Though CEO Jeff Immelt has arguably had a good run since the near collapse in 2008-2009, most investors are ready for change...
From: TheStreet | By: Laurie Kulikowski | Tuesday, March 3, 2015
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Rurik Bradbury, writing for Trustev: A hot and heavy headline at the Wall Street Journal, “Fraud Comes to Apple Pay,” gives the impression of some kind of security weakness in Apple’s new payment system, but it’s not justified. What has happened...
From: Daring Fireball | By: John Gruber | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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From 1980 until the start of the financial crisis of 2007 and 2008, U.S. households accumulated debt at an unprecedented pace. Back in the 1960s and 1970s, the ratio of total debt to disposable income – a measure that reveals households’ ability...
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Our new issue — on digital newsstands Wednesday, in real-life Thursday and beyond The post Cover preview: Inside the inheritance wars appeared first on Macleans.ca....
From: Macleans | By: macleans.ca | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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Sen. Elizabeth Warren. (Photo: Public Citizen) Elizabeth Warren is clearly getting on the Administration’s nerves. The Massachusetts senator has come out forcefully against the misleadingly named trade deals, the TransPacific Partnership and its ugly...
From: Truthout | Tuesday, March 3, 2015
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Sen. Elizabeth Warren. (Photo: Public Citizen) Elizabeth Warren is clearly getting on the Administration’s nerves. The Massachusetts senator has come out forcefully against the misleadingly named trade deals, the TransPacific Partnership and its ugly...
From: Truthout | Tuesday, March 3, 2015
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A recent interview with Amazon Web Services’ chieftain Andy Jassy repeatedly touts the “trillion dollar opportunity” associated with the inexorable transition of enterprise IT to the cloud. Perhaps because his interlocutor was so busy inserting...
From: Business Insider | By: CHARLES FITZGERALD, Platformonomics | Tuesday, March 3, 2015
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Researchers have determined that too much Facebook can lead to envy and depression if used in a certain way. People who constantly check to compare their own lives to their friends, what the researchers call “surveillance use,” put themselves at...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Justin Streight | Tuesday, March 3, 2015
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Pen-based computing. Enterprise. Mobile Ads. Voice-activated services. Payments. Miner says to watch them all closely to understand how mobile is going to change the world....
From: VentureBeat | By: Chris O'Brien | Tuesday, March 3, 2015
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I'm mainly interested in a finding a medium-term, low risk savings vessel. Bank and Credit Union savings accounts available to me at the moment are all < 1% APY, so inflation-protected securities are attractive to me right now. First of all, it would...
From: Money Stack Exchange | By: Dacio | Tuesday, March 3, 2015
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A recent study finds that credit card balance transfers can help you pay down consumer debt quicker, if done carefully, And because more Americans are taking on more debt, the companies are responding by offering lower interest rates on balance transfers....
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Stratos wants to make your credit cards, debit cards, loyalty cards, and gift cards obsolete.
From: CNN | Tuesday, March 3, 2015
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A good credit score and solid credit history are the cornerstone of any lucrative credit card rewards strategy. So if you’re lacking in that department, you might find that it’s difficult to qualify for more than one popular rewards card – or...
From: The Simple Dollar | By: Holly Johnson | Tuesday, March 3, 2015
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Here are 10 things you should know for Tuesday, March 3: 1. -- U.S. stock futures were sagging after Monday brought new market highs and the Nasdaq crossed the 5,000 threshold, its highest level in 15 years. European stocks were...
From: TheStreet | By: Nora Morrison | Tuesday, March 3, 2015
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If the smell of money isn't alluring enough, an Abu Dhabi bank is marketing scented credit cards to women in the Middle East.
From: CNN | Monday, March 2, 2015
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Costco, the wholesale club retailer, said on Monday it had entered into agreements with Citigroup and Visa for co-branded credit cards. Citigroup will become the exclusive issuer of Costco's credit cards and Visa will replace American Express as...
From: Christian Science Monitor | Monday, March 2, 2015
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Recently I was reading Jason R. Hastie's "The Dollar Code: Get Out of Debt With One Number," where I came across the story of Frank McNamara, the creator of the credit card. The story caught my attention and I decided to do a little research of my own....
From: Business Insider | By: Sarah Schmalbruch | Monday, March 2, 2015
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From: Daily Finance | By: Money Talks News | Tuesday, March 3, 2015
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It seems Costco is not one to sit around pining for old flames very long, as the shopping club announced today that it’s rebounding from the end of its relationship with American Express with a new partnership with Citigroup and Visa. Costco has dubbed...
From: Consumerist | By: Mary Beth Quirk | Monday, March 2, 2015
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Costco has reached an agreement with Citi for a new co-branded credit card program, shortly after dropping its similar deal with American Express.
From: CNN | Monday, March 2, 2015
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Guest:To be truly successful globally, organizations must look beyond Android and iOS, as the third largest OS market share globally — particularly in growth markets – is emerging as ‘unknown OS.’...
From: VentureBeat | By: Marco Veremis, Upstream | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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by Nicole Dieker Elizabeth is a 31-year-old lawyer in Washington, D.C. ND: So, Elizabeth, tell us a little bit about your finances. Elizabeth: Well, I’ve always been a saver. Even as a kid, I thought we were so poor and I would worry about my dad getting...
From: The Billfold | By: Nicole Dieker | Monday, March 2, 2015
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Tax break option if you are on a gluten-free diet GettyOne in three Americans prescribe to gluten-free diet as a lifestyle, but if you're in that group you've probably been hit pretty hard in the wallet. Hurdles you will have clear to claimMore in finance...
From: Good News Now | Monday, March 2, 2015
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by Ester Bloom I got to the end of a provocative (read: just this side of troll-y) article on Tablet, and I noticed something I had never seen before: a short list of commenting charges. COMMENTING CHARGESDaily rate: $2Monthly rate: $18Yearly rate: $180...
From: The Billfold | By: Ester Bloom | Monday, March 2, 2015
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Some banks are witnessing a growing incidence of fraud on the Apple Pay mobile-payment service as criminals exploit vulnerabilities in the verification process banks follow when users add a credit card to the service....
From: Wall Street Journal | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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Samsung announced its answer to Apple Pay on Sunday. The mobile payment platform is, of course, called Samsung Pay, and it seems to work much like Apple's system. With one big difference Samsung Pay incorporates LoopPay technology to allow its phones...
From: Mashable | By: Rex Santus | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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Some banks are witnessing a growing incidence of fraud on the Apple Pay mobile-payment service as criminals exploit vulnerabilities in the verification process banks follow when users add a credit card to the service....
From: Wall Street Journal | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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Apple’s mobile payment system has provided a method for US criminals to make fraudulent transactions – and banks are rushing to stem the tideCriminals in the US are using the new Apple Pay mobile payment system to buy high-value goods – often from...
From: The Guardian | By: Charles Arthur | Monday, March 2, 2015
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Uber riders can now earn Starwood Hotel points - Lifehacker Your credit card's best-kept secrets - DailyWorth Get ready for daylight saving time, starting this week - All You 5 simple ways to boost an underperforming 401(k) - Wise Bread 21 favors you...
From: SavvySugar | By: Taylor-Saputo | Tuesday, March 3, 2015
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Filed under: Identity Theft, Taxes, Income Tax, Ripoffs & Scams, Internet Fraud Shutterstock By Molly McCluskey After several states suspended e-filing through the popular online tax preparer, TurboTax itself temporarily pulled the plug on its state...
From: Daily Finance | By: U.S. News | Monday, March 2, 2015
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Filed under: Identity Theft, Mobile Technology William Perugini/Shutterstock By Adam Levin "Having two identities for yourself is an example of a lack of integrity," Mark Zuckerberg proclaimed in "The Facebook Effect." Easy for him to say. Facebook (FB)...
From: Daily Finance | By: Credit.com | Monday, March 2, 2015
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I have a Visa, "hybrid" debit/credit card. Is there a way to make it act as a credit card by default so I don't have to hit "cancel" or "ok" when checking out, just to get it to use credit mode?
From: Money Stack Exchange | By: Geremia | Tuesday, March 3, 2015
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Knowing WHY visitors are going to your site and WHAT they are doing once they get there are two of the most important questions your business or brand should be asking itself. While most web sites, blogs and brands are busy focusing […]
From: John Chow | By: Zac Johnson | Tuesday, March 3, 2015
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Starting this summer all new music releases will be available on Fridays. Tuesdays had been the day for new releases, but the worldwide music industry has decided Friday — the day most music buyers get paid — makes more sense....
From: Bossip | By: Arin J | Tuesday, March 3, 2015
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A small crack in the FBI's Stingray secrecy has appeared. A 2012 pen register application obtained by the ACLU was previously sealed, but a motion to dismiss the evidence obtained by the device forced it out into the open. Kim Zetter at Wired notes that...
From: Techdirt | By: Tim Cushing | Tuesday, March 3, 2015
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NEW YORK (Real Money) -- The market likes almost everything these days. It's almost comical how welcoming the market can be, and I can argue that it's starting to get a little too sanguine about every move a CEO makes. Now some of this newfound love...
From: TheStreet | By: Jim Cramer | Tuesday, March 3, 2015
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Dallas’ Tech Wildcatters accelerator announced today its latest batch of tech startups, whose focus includes fashion, sports, and financial services. The 15 companies hail from as far away as Germany and Moscow as well as closer to home in Fort Worth...
From: Xconomy | By: Angela Shah | Tuesday, March 3, 2015
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North Las Vegas police on Tuesday released a video of a man they say broke into a home and then used a stolen credit card to shop.
From: Las Vegas Review-Journal | Tuesday, March 3, 2015
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Call the $280 million PayPal reportedly paid for Paydiant the price of reclaiming a spot in the battle over mobile payments. "The wallet wars have begun and PayPal had to do something," said Ralph Dangelmaier, CEO of Waltham, Mass.-based international...
From: TheStreet | By: Robert McGarvey | Tuesday, March 3, 2015
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Criminals are exploiting vulnerabilities in the verification process of adding a credit card....
From: MarketWatch | Tuesday, March 3, 2015
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Some banks are seeing a growing incidence of fraud on Apple Pay as criminals exploit vulnerabilities in the verification process of adding a credit card....
From: Wall Street Journal | By: Daisuke Wakabayashi and Robin Sidel | Tuesday, March 3, 2015
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of Citigroup  are up 0.88% to $53.96 in early morning trading Tuesday after JPMorgan upgraded its rating to "overweight" from "neutral," and increased its price target to $58 from $54."The Costco co-branding deal win...
From: TheStreet | By: Krysta Michaelides | Tuesday, March 3, 2015
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“The big gap has been what happens on a phone call,” vp of marketing Kyle Christensen told me, “and to connect it with the other channels and the broader customer journey.” The new Invoca for Search, he said, fills that gap....
From: VentureBeat | By: Barry Levine | Tuesday, March 3, 2015
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  On Monday, PayPal announced that it had reached an agreement to acquire Paydiant Inc., a mobile payments company that provides technology that enables retailers to create their own branded mobile wallets. While PayPal has not disclosed the deal value,...
From: Silicon Angle | By: Collen Kriel | Tuesday, March 3, 2015
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This is a traveler case study. (Read others or nominate yourself.) Getting the gumption to make travel part of your life is hard enough when it's just you, let alone adding three other people. Jacqueline Jannotta did just that, though—she brought her...
From: The Art of Non-Conformity | By: Chris Guillebeau | Tuesday, March 3, 2015
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