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Nov 6 2017

James Hewitt s friend Howard Del Monte duped eBay shoppers in gold coin fraud #lanzarote #car #hire

#trade in value of car # The scam from Del Monte: British poker-playing playboy who bragged he was friends with James Hewitt duped online shoppers out of thousands of pounds in gold coin eBay fraud View comments A poker ace and self-styled playboy who bragged that he was friends with James Hewitt and Sir Mark Thatcher duped online shoppers out of thousands of pounds in a gold coin eBay scam. Howard Del Monte, who also uses an alias of Nigel Goldman, pocketed more than £10,000 from two men who stumped up the cash for rare Sovereign coins he advertised via …

Sep 9 2017

Safety and Fraud Awareness – Adviser: Car Advice on How to Sell a Car #home #and #auto #insurance

#auto tader # Safety and Fraud Awareness At AutoTrader.com, we want to do everything we can to help you sell your car quickly and easily. A big part of that objective is preventing fraud and looking out for your safety as you move through the process. To that end, we’ve compiled some general guidelines that can help you prepare and safeguard your interests when advertising and selling a car. Tips for Personal Safety Get information about the prospective buyer. including full name, street address, phone number, driver’s license number and insurance information. When you initially communicate with the potential buyer. …

Sep 8 2017

Extended Fraud Alerts and Credit Freezes #no #annual #fee #credit #card

#credit bureau fraud alert # Related Items If you are a victim of identity theft and have created an Identity Theft Report, you may want to place an extended fraud alert or a credit freeze on your credit file. There are important differences between these two options: A freeze generally stops all access to your credit report, while a fraud alert permits creditors to get your report as long as they take steps to verify your identity. The availability of a credit freeze depends on state law or a consumer reporting company’s policies; fraud alerts are federal rights intended for …

Sep 5 2017

Place fraud alert on credit reports to fight ID theft #where #to #get #a #credit #report

#three credit report agencies # Last week, banking regulators approved a rule requiring financial institutions to alert customers about security breaches if the companies believe the information will be misused. The rule, in the works for several years, followed several widely publicized security violations. In February, ChoicePoint, a giant data broker, revealed that a crime ring had obtained sensitive digital information, such as Social Security numbers and credit reports, for at least 145,000 people. If you receive a notice that your personal information may have been stolen, you should act quickly to safeguard your identity. For most consumers, that means …

Sep 5 2017

Place a Fraud Alert #where #can #i #get #free #credit #report

#credit bureau fraud alert # Related Items Ask 1 of the 3 credit reporting companies to put a fraud alert on your credit report. They must tell the other 2 companies. An initial fraud alert can make it harder for an identity thief to open more accounts in your name. The alert lasts 90 days but you can renew it. Why Place an Initial Fraud Alert Three national credit reporting companies keep records of your credit history. If someone has misused your personal or financial information, call 1 of the companies and ask for an initial fraud alert on your …

Aug 25 2017

6 Shadiest Auto Insurance Fraud Schemes #online #credit #cards

#auto insurances # 6 shadiest auto insurance fraud schemes Insurance fraud schemes Even if you never find yourself in the middle of one of its sleazy scams, auto insurance fraud hits you. Industry experts say it slows legitimate insurance claims, increases premiums and, in some cases, puts innocent victims in danger. Law enforcement officials say fraud factors into as many as 1 out of every 3 auto insurance claims in New York City. The problem may be even worse in Los Angeles, the city that generates the most questionable claims potentially linked to organized crime, according to the National Insurance …

Aug 24 2017

FBI – Internet Fraud #get #credit #report #free

#online credit report # Internet Fraud Listed below are tips to protect yourself and your family from various forms of Internet fraud. For information on the most common complaints and scams, see the annual reports of the Internet Crime Complaint Center, or IC3, a partnership of the FBI and the National White Collar Crime Center. Also see its information on Internet Crime Schemes and its Internet Crime Prevention Tips . Use our online tips form or the IC3 website to report potential cases of cyber fraud. Tips for Avoiding Internet Auction Fraud : Understand as much as possible about how …

Aug 22 2017

True Credit – SCAM and FRAUD upon cancellation, Review 180945 #rebuild #credit

#true credit report # SCAM and FRAUD upon cancellation! I have used www.truecredit.com for a long time. I called to cancel my account as did my husband and my daughter. Everything was fine and under the “assumption” that it was canceled. However, they did not charge me for one month and then began billing again. I was very firm in that I needed to cancel my account. I was given the information about how keeping the account could “better my future” and how not having it “could affect employment or living situations.” I told them to cancel. Upon telling me …

Aug 20 2017

Beware of Insurance Fraud #student #car #insurance

#insurance hotline # Beware of Insurance Fraud Jan 2014 Insurance fraud can happen in any line of insurance, including auto, homeowners, health, life, workers compensation and medical malpractice. Companies selling fraudulent insurance operate through direct mail solicitations, newspaper or magazine advertisements, notices posted in public places such as telephone poles, over the internet or by unsolicited fax. Avoid Being a Victim of Insurance Fraud Before You Buy Review all documentation carefully. Never buy coverage over the phone without first requesting and reviewing all written documentation. Legitimate health plans will always clearly disclose their name, address and telephone number on all …

Aug 17 2017

Beware of vacation rental property fraud: Roseman #car #rental.com

#condo rental # Beware of vacation rental property fraud: Roseman HomeAway, a site that links homeowners with renters, leaves client on his own after he falls for online fraud. Ron Quan lost $4,860 (U.S.) to fraud after booking a vacation rental property at the HomeAway website last July. That’s about $6,000 in Canadian dollars. His story shows how to protect yourself from criminals who hack into a homeowner’s emails — and why you should not just rely on the limited protection offered by this large online marketplace. HomeAway, which was acquired by Expedia this month for $3.9 billion (U.S.), also …

Aug 11 2017

Credit Card Fraud #corporate #credit

#credit card applications # Credit Card Fraud credit card fraud: an overview Credit card fraud is a form of identity theft that involves an unauthorized taking of another’s credit card information for the purpose of charging purchases to the account or removing funds from it. Federal law limits cardholders’ liability to $50 in the event of credit card theft, but most banks will waive this amount if the cardholder signs an affidavit explaining the theft. Credit card fraud schemes generally fall into one of two categories of fraud: application fraud and account takeover. Application fraud refers to the unauthorized opening …

Aug 4 2017

Protecting Against Credit Card Fraud #get #a #credit #card

#credit card finder # Related Items Credit card fraud takes place every day in a variety of ways. You can’t always prevent it from happening, but you can create some obstacles and make it tougher for someone to get hold of your cards and card numbers. Treating your credit cards and account numbers like cash — that is, very carefully — is one way to head off potential misuse. How Does Credit Card Fraud Happen? Theft, the most obvious form of credit card fraud, can happen in a variety of ways, from low tech dumpster diving to high tech hacking. …

Jul 27 2017

Credit Card Fraud Protection. #free #annual #credit #check

#free credit report no credit card # Full Faith and Credit Card Claim: E-mail from lawyer gives good advice about preventive steps to protect against credit card theft. Example: [Collected via e-mail, 2002] GOOD ADVICE Place the contents of your wallet on a photocopy machine, do both sides of each license, credit card, etc. You will know what you had in your wallet and all of the account numbers and phone numbers to call and cancel. Keep the photocopy in a safe place. A corporate attorney sent this out to the employees in his company. I pass it along, for …

Jul 25 2017

Telemarketer of – Credit Services – Agrees to Settle Federal and State Fraud Charges #credit #card #limit

#consumer credit services # Telemarketer of Credit Services Agrees to Settle Federal and State Fraud Charges June 19, 1998 Consumer Credit Services, Inc. (CCS), based in Las Vegas, Nevada, has agreed to settle charges that it defrauded consumers nationwide through the deceptive telemarketing of credit cards and lines of credit for an up-front fee. The Federal Trade Commission, joined by the State of Nevada as co-plaintiff, charged CCS and its president, Eric A. Peterson, with violating the FTC Act, the Telemarketing Sales Rule (TSR), and the Nevada Deceptive Trade Practices Act, by falsely representing that consumers would receive a major …

Jul 12 2017

Place a Fraud Alert #report #credit

#credit bureau fraud alert # Related Items Ask 1 of the 3 credit reporting companies to put a fraud alert on your credit report. They must tell the other 2 companies. An initial fraud alert can make it harder for an identity thief to open more accounts in your name. The alert lasts 90 days but you can renew it. Why Place an Initial Fraud Alert Three national credit reporting companies keep records of your credit history. If someone has misused your personal or financial information, call 1 of the companies and ask for an initial fraud alert on your …

Jul 6 2017

True Credit – SCAM and FRAUD upon cancellation, Review 180945 #carbon #credit

#true credit report # SCAM and FRAUD upon cancellation! I have used www.truecredit.com for a long time. I called to cancel my account as did my husband and my daughter. Everything was fine and under the “assumption” that it was canceled. However, they did not charge me for one month and then began billing again. I was very firm in that I needed to cancel my account. I was given the information about how keeping the account could “better my future” and how not having it “could affect employment or living situations.” I told them to cancel. Upon telling me …

Jul 5 2017

Texas Fraud Laws – Texas Credit Card Fraud Penalties – Texas Identity Theft #citifinancial #credit #card

#credit card fraud # Fraud: Criminal Charges and Penalties in Texas Fraud is a criminal charge in which a person gets property or money by some form of trickery. That could be using checks or credit cards that belong to someone else, presenting forged documents, or lying on a credit application. In Texas, fraud is not treated as seriously as crimes like burglary or robbery, but there can still be significant penalties in cases involving large sums. Fraud charges are generally misdemeanors or state jail felonies and range upward depending on the amount stolen. The police will rely on document …

Jul 5 2017

The Best Credit Card Fraud Protection Plans #how #to #build #your #credit

#credit card protection # Other People Are Reading Lifelock Lifelock was tops in the news when their chairman and CEO, Todd Davis, published his social security number in a bid to prove that his company’s service offered ironclad protection against identity theft, which can be one of the results of credit card fraud. For $10 a month, this company promises to protect consumers, offering a $1 million pay-out if your identity is stolen. Davis did not pay himself when someone opened up a payday loan account in his name, as reported in the May 24, 2008 issue of The New …

May 18 2017

What is a Fraud Alert & How to Place One #apple #credit #union

#credit bureau fraud alert # Fraud Alert What is a Fraud Alert? One of the first things to do if identity theft is suspected, is to place a fraud alert on any credit files. Fraud alerts, which major credit bureaus attach to credit scores, work by requiring creditors to verify individuals’ identities verbally before making any changes to those individuals’ credit, like opening up new accounts or requesting new loans. Identity theft is greatly reduced by alerting creditors because thieves are then unable to open up new lines of credit fraudulently – verbal authorization is required to do so. If …

May 16 2017

Fraud Alerts #get #free #credit #reports

#credit alert # Fraud Alerts Identity thieves are hard at work trying to get your personal information. Our fraud department works hard to provide you with important information regarding these scams so you can stay protected. Please read the articles below for current scams. Target Data Breach Please note: Replacement cards due to this breach are currently taking two weeks to be sent in the mail. Visit your nearest branch location for immediate replacement. Thank you for your patience. National media reports indicate that debit cards used at Target stores between November 27 and December 15, 2013 may have been …

May 14 2017

Safety and Fraud Awareness – Adviser: Car Advice on How to Sell a Car #used #mercedes

#auto tader # Safety and Fraud Awareness At AutoTrader.com, we want to do everything we can to help you sell your car quickly and easily. A big part of that objective is preventing fraud and looking out for your safety as you move through the process. To that end, we’ve compiled some general guidelines that can help you prepare and safeguard your interests when advertising and selling a car. Tips for Personal Safety Get information about the prospective buyer. including full name, street address, phone number, driver’s license number and insurance information. When you initially communicate with the potential buyer. …

May 13 2017

Types of Card Fraud and Consumer Protections #aaa #credit #card

#credit card fraud # Credit, debit card fraud: How you’re protected Credit Cards » Credit, Debit Card Fraud: How You’re Protected Every so often, we’re given a harsh reminder that maybe our financial lives aren’t as safe as we’d like to think. About 56 million credit card numbers were stolen by hackers from home improvements giant Home Depot in September, far more than in the Target breach in December 2013. Going after other consumers’ cards is one of the easier ways that identity fraudsters can make a buck, according to a recent report by Javelin Strategy Research. It’s also pervasive …

May 13 2017

The new front on fraud? Your credit card – CBS News #credit #cards.com

#credit card fraud # The new front on fraud? Your credit card MoneyWatch Dec 17, 2014 5:30 AM EST Welcome to one of the most crime-ridden precincts in America: The cash register. Financial losses from credit card fraud last year soared to $11 billion, touching millions of consumers and thousands of businesses nationwide. Thefts of other kinds of confidential data also have become increasingly common, turning every trip to the store into a potential rip-off. “Whenever a consumer uses their card at the point of sale, it’s almost impossible to know whether or not the merchant they’re visiting has been …

Apr 30 2017

Association of Certified Fraud Examiners – Earning CPE: Types of CPE Credit #get #your #free #credit #score

#cpe credits # Our People CPE 101:  How to Earn CPE The types of CPE credit accepted for ACFE courses and other CPE sources are listed below, in addition to the documentation required for acceptance of the credit.  An unlimited amount of participant CPE credits may be claimed each year. Participant credit is defined as instruction in a formal class setting. A formalized class is one that meets in a formal setting, and includes: An instructor A written course outline Attendance that is required and recorded College Course Credit (Unlimited) College courses may be claimed and computed at the rate …

Apr 27 2017

Fraud for Certified Pre-owned Cars Could Be on the Rise – Consumer Reports News #car #loan #interest #rates

#pre owned cars # Don’t assume a used car is in good condition just because it’s certified Paying extra to buy a certified pre-owned car is supposed to bring you peace of mind. But don’t count on it. There has been a sharp increase in the number of cases involving certified used cars that have been previously wrecked or have other substantial problems, says the consumer attorney Daniel Blinn of the Connecticut-based Consumer Law Group. I’m going nuts with these certified pre-owned vehicles, said Blinn, who recently blogged about the problem. He says he currently has about a half dozen …

Apr 15 2017

Place a Fraud Alert #credit #services

#credit bureau fraud alert # Related Items Ask 1 of the 3 credit reporting companies to put a fraud alert on your credit report. They must tell the other 2 companies. An initial fraud alert can make it harder for an identity thief to open more accounts in your name. The alert lasts 90 days but you can renew it. Why Place an Initial Fraud Alert Three national credit reporting companies keep records of your credit history. If someone has misused your personal or financial information, call 1 of the companies and ask for an initial fraud alert on your …