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


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