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Monthly Archives: October 2015

EMV and Chip Technology – Protecting Your Payment Cards Posted on Oct 30

  Committing fraud by stealing credit and debit card numbers continues to be a major data security issue and only seems to be growing worse. But there is an effort underway by the payment card industry to include chip technology in payment cards to make   …Continue Reading EMV and Chip Technology – Protecting Your Payment Cards

Home Refinancing Scam Posted on Oct 30

With the Federal Reserve Bank expected to increase interest rates, many homeowners are considering refinancing their home. Scammers are taking advantage of this by offering cheap interest rates that require an upfront fee. They are also targeting homeowners who may be late on their mortgage   …Continue Reading Home Refinancing Scam