Tag Archives: credit card fraud

AVOIDING IDENTITY THEFT

Broadly speaking if your personal information is used to steal from you or carry out other crimes then you’re a victim of identity fraud. A common example of the crime is to steal personal information, open a credit card account … Continue reading

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STOLEN CREDIT CARDS

If your identity has been accessed it is easy for criminals to quickly open multiple lines of credit and perpetrate “bust-out schemes.” The fraudster creates new credit cards and then immediately uses the credit cards to buy gift cards at … Continue reading

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TARGET UPDATE

Original Story on Wink News 6th March 2014 If you were one of the millions of victims of the recent raid of payment card and personal information at Target stores, there is now an additional reason for concern. Target says … Continue reading

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TARGET IDENTITY THEFT CASE THREE TIMES BIGGER THAN REPORTED

11 January 2014 extract from  ABC Report Retailer releases new information that shows more consumer data was stolen than originally thought. Target first announced a hacking incident involving 40 million customers more bad news from the retail giant. The company … Continue reading

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CREDIT-CARD FACTORY UNCOVERED

Credit-card factory uncovered: police July 26, 2012 – 3:57PM Ilya Gridneff The Sydney Morning Herald Police have arrested and charged a Sydney man, alleging he operated a sophisticated credit-card and fake-identity factory worth an estimated $5 million in fraudulent transactions.  The … Continue reading

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