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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The long road to using chip credit cards

The long road to using chip credit cards

Source: The long road to using chip credit cards Please enable Javascript to watch this video YORK COUNTY, Pa — Months have passed since last year’s October first deadline for credit cards companies, banks and retailers in the United States to start using chip credit and debit cards. However, many people are still swiping cards at stores and others haven’t even received a new chip card yet. So, what’s the holdup? The short answer is time and money… Read More: The long road to using chip credit cards  

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Help! I Think Someone Opened a Credit Card in My Name

Help! I Think Someone Opened a Credit Card in My Name

Source: Help! I Think Someone Opened a Credit Card in My Name Maybe it’s a sudden influx of subprime credit card offers in your mailbox. Or a bill from an issuer you don’t recognize. Or, even, a debt collection notice regarding a charged-off account you never opened. Whatever telltale sign emerges, you now have reason to believe a credit card has been taken out in your name. While it can be hard to quell your panic, there are some steps you can take to remedy the situation and prevent further identity theft from taking…

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A warning for chip credit card owners

A warning for chip credit card owners

Source: A warning for chip credit card owners NEW YORK (WABC) — The chip enabled credit cards are supposed to be safer. And most of us have already gotten them already. So why are stores still having us swipe not dip? 7 On Your Side went undercover and found some answers that could save you big bucks. Swiping. Not dipping. That’s what consumers are getting a lot of. Chip cards provide more security than cards with magnetic strips only if you use them properly, inserting not swiping as we were…

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8 Ways To Spot Internet Fraud

8 Ways To Spot Internet Fraud

Source: 8 Ways To Spot Internet Fraud Most savvy Internet users can identify a scam a mile off: Poorly spelled emails demanding a recipient’s Social Security number are clearly not on the up-and-up. But not all scams are so easy to spot. Some are designed to pull at heartstrings. Others play on our natural concern for friends’ welfare. Still others exploit the near-universal appeal of easy money. Who hasn’t wondered what they’d do with that winning lottery ticket? When it comes to Internet fraud, knowledge is key. Here are 8…

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