Tag: debit

This is National Reentry Week, a time to recognize the work government agencies and others do to address the challenges facing formerly incarcerated people. Consumer knowledge helps with successful reentry, giving people the tools to better...

Patience is a virtue. So is persistence.

Three years ago, the FTC temporarily halted a sophisticated scheme run by Ideal Financial Solutions, Inc. that defrauded millions of consumers out of tens of millions of dollars. Here’s how it worked...

Recently, I told you about the new credit and debit chip cards designed to reduce fraud, including counterfeiting.

Now, I'm reporting on scammers who are trying to take advantage of the millions of consumers who haven't yet received a chip...

Coming to a wallet near you: new credit and debit chip cards. They’re part of a nationwide shift by major card issuers to offer added security against fraud. The new cards look like your old cards with one exception: they have a small square...

You found the perfect set of bed linens and matching curtains online. You place your order and charge it to your credit card. The site says your order should arrive in two weeks. Two weeks go by, then three and four, and still no bedding or...

Use this sample to draft a letter disputing a debit card charge.

[Date]

[Your Name]

[Your Address, City, State, Zip Code]

[Your Account Number]

 

[Name of Debit Card Issuer]

[Billing Inquiries]

[...

The scam is called card cracking and it may start off innocently enough. You see a post on a social media site announcing a contest. Or maybe a webpage that claims to have a celebrity affiliation is offering a gift card giveaway. The variations...

With vacation season in full swing, it’s easier than ever to lose track of a wallet in a winding airport security line, or on a crowded, sunbaked beach. Rather than spiraling into a panic about your wallet taking a vacation of its own, here are...

For many people, electronic banking means 24-hour access to cash through an automated teller machine (ATM) or Direct Deposit of paychecks into checking or savings accounts. But electronic banking involves many different types of transactions,...

 

Has your credit or debit card been declined soon after you stayed at a hotel or rented a car? It may be that the company placed a block — or a hold — on your card for the estimated total of your bill. Merchants use blocks to make sure...

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