Credit Card Stolen? Don't Panic. Here's What to Do

You might have just found out that your credit card number may be compromised. Target reports that up to 40 million customers may have had their names, card numbers, expiration date and security code stolen via hacked credit card checkout scanners. Here's how to find out if you're one of them, and what to do next. » 12/19/13 12:20pm 12/19/13 12:20pm

Signifyd Checks Your Tweets to Make Sure Your Spending Spree's Legit

When it works right, fraudulent charge detection is great. But sometimes businesses mistakenly freeze your legit purchases — usually when you're traveling somewhere far-flung and can't easily straighten things out. Signifyd, launched today, hopes to fix that by watching your social media to see when you're really on a… » 10/16/13 10:20am 10/16/13 10:20am

Kickstarter Project Canceled After Dude Spends All the Money

If you were thinking about donating some money to help Spike Lee get back on his feet, maybe think twice: this guy just raised over $120,000 to make a game, and then just walked away with all the money. Contrary to what The Crowd Economy preaches, strangers can still screw you. » 7/25/13 4:59pm 7/25/13 4:59pm

ATM Skimming Is Now Prolific on Payment Terminals and Ticket Machines

ATM skimming has become an art in recent years, with the devices that crooks use becoming ever more sophisticated. But fraudsters are broadening their reach, with payment terminals and ticket machines now just as much targets as ATMs. » 4/01/13 7:48am 4/01/13 7:48am

Department of Justice Launches HP-Autonomy Fraud Probe

HP has announced that the Department of Justice has opened a fraud investigation relating to Autonomy—the company that HP bought for $11 billion then ended up costing a further $9 billion. » 12/28/12 6:00am 12/28/12 6:00am

If You've Shopped at Barnes and Noble Recently, Your Credit Card Info…

Barnes and Noble just posted a notice informing customers that PIN pads in 63 stores across the country have been tampered with. The compromised PIN pads could have recorded your PIN number. Not good. If you've shopped at a brick and mortar Barnes and Noble over the last couple of months, keep a closer watch on your… » 10/24/12 10:25am 10/24/12 10:25am