Data Privacy Series: Spoofing What is Spoofing? Spoofing is a general term for tricking or deceiving. In the context of consumer data privacy, spoofing usually refers to email or caller ID spoofing. Spoofing is closely related to phishing and is sometimes used synonymously. How …Continue Reading Data Privacy Series: Spoofing
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
It’s about that time that students will begin to flock back to the Boston area and move into their apartments and dorms. As they prepare for classes, one of the more expensive purchases will be their course materials, including the very expensive textbooks. According to …Continue Reading Consumer Affairs Survey Finds Lower-Cost Options for College Textbooks
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is a federal agency founded in 2011 and established in the 2010 Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. The CFPB is tasked with educating and protecting consumers in their dealings with banks, credit unions, and other financial services. …Continue Reading A Guide to Your Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
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