Free Pizza Coupon Malware

Nov 6, 2014 by

This diabolical phishing scam takes advantage of a weakness we nearly all share: Everybody loves pizza—especially FREE pizza!

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Negative Option Marketing

Oct 14, 2014 by

This unfortunately legal practice results in widespread unauthorized recurring credit card charges. Tip: Carefully check your statement!

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Balance Transfer Done Right

Sep 25, 2014 by

A credit card balance transfer can help with a debt problem. But only if you do it right!

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Smart Cards Coming to U.S.

Sep 2, 2014 by

Credit cards with embedded chips and beefed up security features are at last being introduced in the U.S. Will “smart cards” end credit card fraud?

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Russian Hack Attack

Aug 21, 2014 by

The most recent hack perpetrated by crooks in Russia compromised more than a billion username / password combinations. What should you do?

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Costly Overdraft Protection

Aug 12, 2014 by

Consumers with overdraft protection attached to their checking account pay four times higher fees—nearly $30 per month on average—than bank customers with no overdraft protection.

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Bad Credit? No Problem!

Aug 7, 2014 by

Tempted by an ad or offer guaranteeing a loan or credit card regardless of your credit history? Watch out: you may be looking at an “advance-fee loan” scam.

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Cash Money® Sale! (Ugh)

Jun 19, 2014 by

Question: When is a 174% loan APR promoted as a deal? Answer: When the regular APR is 600%! That’s this payday lender’s unabashed pitch for its noxious product.

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Stay Away From Here!

May 22, 2014 by

If you see a place that looks like this, think of it as staffed by people with a highly contagious, always lethal disease.

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Michael Lewis on HFT

Apr 11, 2014 by

Here’s Michael Lewis on Bloomberg discussing how you’re being ripped off by high-frequency traders. Good thing he’s been paying attention because your government certainly has not.

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