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Red Flags Rule

Red Flags Rule

What is the red flags rule? If you have ever been a victim of identity theft, or wondered how identity thieves are caught, a little information about a concept called the red flags rule might be just what you need. Generally speaking, the red flags rule is a guideline implemented by the Federal Trade Commission […]

Skimming

Skimming

How Does Credit Card Skimming Work? Skimming is a scheme that requires a device, often referred to as a skimmer or a wedge, that scans and stores a large amount of credit, debit or ATM card numbers. Card skimming is more frequent in businesses where an employee is able to remove the credit card from the […]

Check Washing

Check Washing
What is Check Washing? Check washing deals with erasing check content in order to let them be re-written. It was first introduced by Frank Abagnale back in the 1960's. Removal of inks is done by use of relative solvents. For instance, if the ink that was used is a polar ink, then a polar solvent is [...]

5 Tips to Avoid Online Threats

  The increasing number of Internet users, along with the advent of social media, cloud technology, and online banking, has significantly increased the risk of losing critical information. It’s imperative that the Internet users protect themselves, but since the technology itself is constantly evolving, new attack techniques appear all the time. 5 Ways to Stay […]

Encryption: AES

What is encryption: AES? We’ve have heard the term “encryption” before, we know it’s some form of security and that it comes in forms such as passwords, but how does it work? The most common standard of encryption is AES, also known as Advanced Encryption Standard. AES is a standard that is universally used on almost […]

Stop Identity Thieves in Their Tracks: Avoid Today’s Fastest Rising Crime

Buying a home or car, getting a loan to advance your education, taking out a credit line for a new baby or much-needed vacation — these should be the happiest times of your life. Yet every two seconds, someone in the United States learns their dreams are all on hold because their identity has been […]

Do EMV Chips Reduce Credit Card Fraud?

EMV Credit Card Chips

  EMV Chips and Credit Card Fraud You trust your bank, online merchants and major retailers to keep your financial information safe. Unfortunately, that isn’t always possible. From skimming to hacking, inventive criminals are always finding new ways to steal your credit card and debit card information. In an effort to protect consumers and reduce […]