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How to Cancel A Credit Card And Avoid Expensive Consequences
By: Oana Schneider

How to Cancel A Credit Card And Avoid Expensive Consequences

With so many tempting offers out there, there’s no wonder consumers are inclined to cancel a credit card in favor of another one. But your BBB® would like to inform everyone that doing so may not b...

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Identity Theft Prevention Tips
By: Susan

Identity Theft Prevention Tips

Identity theft is a common and growing problem, and once personal information is compromised, the outcomes can be devastating. Information may be compromised by theft of personal documents, phishin...

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Let Me Borrow Your Credit Card?
By: Michael

Let Me Borrow Your Credit Card?

Your BBB® regularly hears from people being asked by mail to deposit checks and keep some of the money. While mail is the usual form, postal inspectors have found youn...

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Credit Card And Shipping Fraud
By: Tom

Credit Card And Shipping Fraud

From time to time, your Tri-State BBB hears from various law enforcement agencies r...

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First ATMs, Then Gas Pumps, Now Post Office Stamp Machines?
By: Amanda

First ATMs, Then Gas Pumps, Now Post Office Stamp Machines?

Your BBB has learned that schemers may now be targeting automated stamp machines are your local post office for skimming devices. According to an article on Read More

5 Ways to Protect Yourself from Credit Card Skimming at Gas Stations
Prevent Credit Card Theft at Gas Pumps
By: Michael

Prevent Credit Card Theft at Gas Pumps

Between 8 and 12 million people will be victims in a single year as thieves use extraordinary measures to steal your money. U.S. postal inspectors are searching hotel ...

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CFPB Releases Complaint Data
By: Amanda

CFPB Releases Complaint Data

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced last week that they have released additional complaint data to the general public.  Read More

Extra Charges on Your Credit Card? It Could Be from Drip Pricing.
By: Amanda

Extra Charges on Your Credit Card? It Could Be from Drip Pricing.

Have you ever noticed extra charges on your credit card bill related to your last purchase? This could be due to a practice known as “Drip Pricing.” So, what is Drip P...

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