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  • Debt

    5 Credit Score Myths You Can’t Afford to Believecredit, Personal Finance

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    It’s no surprise there are misconceptions surrounding credit reports and credit scores. It can be easy to have these misunderstandings, whether because of social media, friends and family, or simply your own interpretations. But believing myths about credit could ultimately damage your credit scores, resulting in lost opportunities and possibly even higher interest rates. But you can do something to help prevent that from happening to you. These are five credit score myths that you just simply […]

  • Donald Trump

    Trump’s Business Credit Score Is 19 Out of a Possible 100Politics, credit

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    Debate season has brought about quite a bit of talk about how Donald Trump runs his businesses and how the Clinton Foundation gets its donor dollars. Nav, a business score education organization, decided to run business credit scores for both The Trump Organization and the Clinton Foundation (you can view the full Nav report details here). The results might surprise you. What’s a Business Credit Score? Similar to your personal credit scores, business credit scores and […]

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    Scam Alert: Those Campaign Calls May Be a TrickPolitics, Identity Theft

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    As Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump ramp up their campaigning efforts in the last weeks of this year’s presidential election, robocalls have increased significantly. And not just the legitimate ones. Scammers also have upped their efforts in hopes of gaming the politically fervent and gullible. A recent review of political robocalls tied to the 2016 presidential election found that legitimate calls from the Trump and Clinton campaigns have increased by 64% since the beginning of […]

  • Boardroom cybersecurity

    TalkTalk takeaway: Cybersecurity is a boardroom issueData Security, Technology

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    Enterprises, SMBs must gird for new rules and protect sensitive data – or pay hefty price British telecom giant TalkTalk actually may have gotten off lightly when privacy regulators hit the British telecom giant with a £400,000 ($496,910) fine last week for failing to prevent a major data breach. The fine, issued by the U.K.’s Information Commissioner’s Office is, indeed, for a record amount. And it will clearly hurt TalkTalk, both financially and in reputation. […]

  • 3 Things That Make You More Likely to Be a Fraud VictimIdentity Theft

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    Using social networks and sharing personal information online can dramatically increase your risk for fraud, a new study has found. It makes sense that consumers who disclose the most about themselves online are at greater risk of becoming fraud victims. But the study claims their increased risk is probably more dramatic than you’d think, and it identifies three online habits that directly lead to higher odds consumers will suffer fraud. ID Analytics, a fraud-fighting firm, […]

  • Credit Card Interest Rate

    Your Credit Card Can Keep You From Getting Ripped Off. Here’s How.Personal Finance

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    When most people think of the value that credit cards offer, they first think of its power as a method of payment, and the ability to earn rewards. But some of the most valuable features of your credit card are its purchase protection policies. These policies can protect you, for instance, when your shiny new phone gets stolen, that camera you bought online arrives broken or your computer breaks just outside its warranty. Unfortunately, most […]

  • cyber warfare

    Cyber warfare will be battleground for next U.S. presidentPolitics, Technology

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    When presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump debated America’s cyber war capabilities last week, the global cybersecurity community strained hard to read between the lines. The Democratic candidate, in particular, alluded to a notion rarely discussed in public forums: that Uncle Sam does, indeed, possess a very big cyber stick and is prepared, at any moment, to wield it as necessary. “We are not going to sit idly by and permit state actors to […]

  • Credit Card

    Americans Have Had Chip Cards for a Year. Here’s How It’s Going So FarConsumer Protection, credit

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    A new rule imposed by the credit card associations took effect Oct. 1, 2015, mandating that merchants accept chip cards or face increased liability for fraud. The date passed last year with a lot of fanfare and considerable frustration; many smaller merchants complained they weren’t ready. Chip cards had been available for more than a decade, but the U.S. had long been a laggard — until a string of high-profile card database thefts, beginning with […]

  • social security

    7 Things To Do if Your Social Security Number is CompromisedGovernment, Identity Theft

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    If you clicked here just to confirm that you have nothing to worry about, sorry – there’s plenty to worry about. This is the part in the movie when the doctor takes off her mask and gloves with a defeated sigh and delivers the dreaded news: something went horribly wrong — and we’re all potentially the patient she’s talking about. You should have already done what I am about to tell you because there’s a […]

  • Wells Fargo Fraud

    Wells Fargo Execs to Give Back Some of Their Millions Following Fake Account ScandalBanking

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    The Wells Fargo sales scandal will cost chairman and chief executive John Stumpf $41 million and former community banking supervisor Carrie Tolstedt $19 million, as per a decision made by the bank’s board announced on Tuesday. The money will come from the executives’ unvested equity awards through a clawback process. For Stumpf, the $41 million is about 25% of the compensation he received during his 35 years at the bank, the Wall Street Journal said; he […]

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