Men more likely to fall victim to mobile payment scams

Men more likely to fall victim to mobile payment scams

Source: Men more likely to fall victim to mobile payment scams Men are more often victims of mobile payment scams on the internet. More than 70 percent of victims of online fraud are men, according to a report released by Tencent, which is based on the big data of its mobile payment platform users in the first quarter of 2016. The report also shows the most common fraud is fake messages claiming to be from police and legal departments, 38 percent of the total, followed by fake massages from acquaintances…

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What Does That Little Chip On My Credit Card Do?

What Does That Little Chip On My Credit Card Do?

Source: What Does That Little Chip On My Credit Card Do? A credit card’s magnetic stripe may have been cutting edge technology in the 1970s, but nowadays it’s a major point of vulnerability. Using illegal card readers, criminals are able to easily scan or copy the information kept on the card’s stripe. If your credit card company has called to ask whether you bought a jumbo pack of marionette strings in El Paso, Texas recently, this may be because someone stole the info from your card’s magnetic stripe… Read more: What…

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Safety, Privacy Fears Push Americans Away from Internet Use

Safety, Privacy Fears Push Americans Away from Internet Use

Source: Safety, Privacy Fears Push Americans Away from Internet Use   Billions of commercial and personal transactions course through the internet every day as users shop, meet new friends and stay in touch old ones, enjoy entertainment, collaborate with teams and more. Yet more people are feeling less secure about what they’re sharing over the internet… Read more: Safety, Privacy Fears Push Americans Away from Internet Use  

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BBB warns: Stay alert to credit card cloning

BBB warns: Stay alert to credit card cloning

Source: BBB warns: Stay alert to credit card cloning CORPUS CHRISTI –If you regularly pay using a debit or credit card, take note: you are at risk of having your financial information stolen without even being aware that it has happened. Credit card cloning, or “skimming” as it is sometimes called, is a growing problem — even here in the Coastal Bend. It is a technique whereby someone obtains your credit card details, copies them onto a bogus card and then begins using the credit card… Read more: BBB warns: Stay…

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Privacy Concerns Curb Online Commerce, Communication

Privacy Concerns Curb Online Commerce, Communication

Source: Privacy Concerns Curb Online Commerce, Communication   Concern about online security and privacy are leading Americans to curtail online activity, the United States National Telecommunications and Information Administration reported last week. More than 41,000 households with at least one Internet user in July responded to several privacy and security questions the U.S. Census Bureau posed for the NTIA. Eighty-four percent of those households named at least one online privacy and security concern, and 40 percent mentioned at least two. Sixty-three percent were concerned about identity theft. Other concerns included…

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