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Theft protection – Did your credit card get its makeover?

There's an October deadline to get microchip-enabled credit cards into the hands of all U.S. cardholders, but a new survey suggests the industry is lagging in its attempt to reach the new standard.

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Survey: NJ residents worried about identity theft

Have you been a victim of identity theft? If not, do you know someone who has been?

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Bill to protect consumers against data breaches advances

A group of New Jersey lawmakers said recent data breaches at Staples, Home Depot, Target and more have exposed a glaring loophole in the state's identify theft laws that they want to close.

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Nigerian Man Pleads Guilty to Fraud

A Nigerian man has admitted his role in a computer hacking and identity theft scheme that defrauded vendors out of nearly $1 million in office products.

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Expert: Expect Your Financial Data to Be Hacked [AUDIO]

If you use a credit or debit card and think your personal information is safe from a big company breach, think again.

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Register Skimmers Could Be Stealing Your Info [AUDIO]

For less than 50 bucks, scammers are purchasing a product that has the ability to latch onto a store's data channel and steal customers' personal information.

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Social Media: A Scammer’s Dream [AUDIO]

More than half of consumers admit to sharing personal information through social media that can make them victims of identity theft and other scams, according to a new survey from Visa.

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Credit Card Reform Legislation Would Tighten Rules On Rates And Fees
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Have You Ever Been a Victim of Credit Card Theft? [POLL]

By Jeff Deminski

Yesterday, a New York man admitted his role in a 9 year credit card fraud scheme that ultimately caused $200 million in losses and is said to be the largest ever prosecuted by the U.S. Justice Department. Other defendants involved are from Pennsylvania and, of course, New Jersey.

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Can you Prevent Hackers From Stealing your Credit Card Numbers? [AUDIO]

The latest take-down of an organized crime ring that hacked their way into the websites of numerous major corporations, and then stole millions of credit and debit card numbers, is a reminder of how unsafe the internet can be.

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Six Charged For NJ Identity, Tax Refund Theft

Federal authorities have charged six people with operating a scheme in which fake or stolen identities were used to file and collect tax returns.

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