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Report: Fraudulent Purchases Made On 5M Cards After Breach

About 5 million credit and debit cards out of the approximately 40 million whose information was stolen in a massive Target data breach have been used to make fraudulent purchases. The Wall Street Journal says that translates to about 10 to 15 percent of the accounts that were compromised late last year.

01/31/2014

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Minn. Tax Agency Halts Move To Debit Cards For Now

The Minnesota Department of Revenue is choosing paper over plastic when it comes to tax refunds. The state tax agency confirmed Wednesday it is delaying a conversion from paper refund checks to preloaded debit cards for now.

01/29/2014

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Weak U.S. Card Security Made Target A Juicy Target

The U.S. is the juiciest target for hackers hunting credit card information. And experts say incidents like the recent data theft at Target’s stores will get worse before they get better.

12/22/2013

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Fake Target Discount Emails Link To Fraudulent Sites

Target is apologizing to customers for its widespread data breach by offering a discount to everyone this weekend. But on Saturday, some of the emails customers received may have been part of a phishing scam. According to the Wall Street Journal, fake emails were sent out Saturday that looked close to the real ones. But instead of linking people to credit bureau websites, the sites were fraudulent.

12/21/2013

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Target: 40M Accounts May Be Involved In Breach

Target says about 40 million credit and debit card accounts may have been affected by a data breach. The chain said Thursday that the accounts may have been impacted between Nov. 27 and Dec. 15.

12/19/2013

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Answers To Questions About The Target Data Breach

With less than a week until Christmas, a real-life Grinch has stolen the credit and debit card information of about 40 million Target shoppers. Target says anyone who made purchases by swiping cards at terminals in its U.S. stores between Nov. 27 and Dec. 15 may have had their accounts exposed.

12/19/2013

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Which Is Better — Pushing Credit Or Debit?

We know you’re looking for the easiest and smartest ways to shop as we get closer to Christmas. This week we are getting to the bottom of some of your holiday shopping questions. For Tuesday, we decided to take a look at that card you’re swiping. Is it better to press “debit” or “credit”?

12/03/2013

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Minn. House Won’t Stall Debit Card Tax Refunds

Minnesota’s tax refunds will soon be converted from paper checks to plastic cards as a cost-saving measure.

04/20/2013

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Esme’s Blog: Bank Of America

So Bank of America is going to charge debit card fees of $5 a month if you use your card for purchases.

09/30/2011

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Appeals Court Upholds Denial In Debit Fee Case

A judge was correct in denying a preliminary injunction against the Federal Reserve seeking to prevent debit card transaction fee limits from taking effect, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday.

06/29/2011

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Filing Taxes? There Is An App For That

Taxes seem to be getting easier to file and easier to spend this year.

01/14/2011

Customer Sues TCF on Overdraft Issue

A Twin Cities woman is suing TCF Financial Corporation claiming the bank manipulated her debit card transactions to generate more overdraft fees.

09/08/2010