Virtually every retailer takes credit cards these days. More and more even accept services like Apple Pay. But when you really need cash to buy things like drugs or sex or illegal firearms, Chase will soon make it much more convenient. That’s right, card-free ATMs are on the way.
Google Wallet in its newly revamped form is meant to be a way to send money to other people without difficulty or thought or regret. To make the process easier, you now just need someone’s phone number to get the cash flowing.
In late October of 1971 a group of academics and technologists gathered at a conference at Georgetown. They were given the task of devising the most comprehensive (yet invisible) surveillance program imaginable. What they came up with sounds an awful lot like our current debit card system.
A new CNBC All-America Economic Survey reveals that approximately half of Americans have reined in their spending on travel, food and health care to be able to afford new technology. How much do you scrimp and save for gadgets?
Art Williams Jr. says he never really knew how money worked until he went to prison three times. It's ironic because Art Williams is also one of the most infamous money counterfeiters in recent American history. And he almost got away with it.
When Los Angeles's most expensive house went up for sale at $125 million, no one expected it to go for that price in a million years. Well, someone, identified only as a "French billionaire," has bought said house for only slightly less that that figure: $102 million. And just to rub it in, the dude paid cash.
Forget infected USB sticks and complex card skimmers: sometimes, the low-tech solutions work just as well. Now, a team of crooks from Salford, UK, has used a simple old tunnel to steal cash from an ATM.
Criminals will go to all lengths to cheat an ATM out of its cash. But now, a team of researchers has discovered that skimmers may be a thing of the past: crooks have been targeting cash machines directly using infected USB sticks instead.
If you already feel a little hard done by when it comes to your pay check, brace yourself. Bloomberg reports that four of the five best-paid executives across the whole of the US are employed by Apple—and just wait until you hear how much they earn.
If you regularly find yourself perplexed at ATMs, help is at hand. Bank of America has announced that it's launching a new system that will allow you to hold a live video chat with bank staff to help guide you through your ineptitude.
There's no shortage of ingenious card skimmers out on the streets to part you from your cash. But there might be a new, more direct breed of scam in town: a simple cash trap.
A team of scientists led by Jon Kellar at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology have come up with a special QR code—using nanoparticles combined with blue and green fluorescent ink—that can be used to prevent counterfeiters from getting away with passing along forged cash.
Facebook is trialling online gambling for the first time, by allowing a gaming app on its platform to offer users the chance to play with real money.
While there have been plenty of terrifyingly realistic card skimmers in the past, we have bad news for you: the latest breed of skimmers are so thin that they're inserted into the ATM, so you can't see them at all.
We all know what it's like: you decide you finally need to get a new computer, TV or camera. The first thing you do is work out how much you can spend, then start looking for the best products in your price range. Big mistake, because budgeting like that will likely cause you to spend more. Here's how to wise up.
Ronald Page, a retired GM worker living in the Detroit area, took advantage of one hell of a computer glitch, after happening upon an ATM that allowed him to make unlimited cash withdrawals.
If you're struggling for cash, maybe the idea of robbing a bank has idly entered your mind. Don't do it! Because a new study by a team of economists shows that it doesn't make any financial sense whatsoever.
Some people who use Facebook are dumb. Like a 17-year-old Australian girl who posted a picture of a massive pile of cash to her Facebook account and was then shocked when, just hours later, her house was broken into and the money demanded from her.