Jimmy John's Is The Latest To Be Hit With Data BreachPopular sandwich chain Jimmy John's seems to be the latest victim of a national data breach involving customers' credit and debit cards.
Criminals Selling Stolen MN Credit, Debit Cards After Home Depot BreachWith the simple click of a mouse, a total stranger can buy your credit card. Mark Lanterman is chief technology officer for Computer Forensic Services. "You can filter the cards based on expiration date as well as the last four digits of the credit card," Lanterman said.
Sheriff: Beware Of Prepaid Card ScamsThe Carver County Sheriff's Office is warning the public of scams involving prepaid cards. Sheriff Jim Olson says scammers are tricking people into using Green Dot MoneyPak cards to pay shipping fees for phony rewards; to pay off nonexistent fines; to pay past-due utility bills with the threat of service disruption; to pay for computer virus removal and to seek money to pay a relative's bail.
Good Question: What’s In Your Wallet? Cash Or Plastic? Ten years ago, 36 percent of retail purchases were paid in cash. Today, that’s dropped to 29 percent, and if this trend continues over the next generation, it could fall to 10 percent.
Report: Fraudulent Purchases Made On 5M Cards After BreachAbout 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.
Minn. Tax Agency Halts Move To Debit Cards For NowThe 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.
Weak U.S. Card Security Made Target A Juicy TargetThe 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.
Fake Target Discount Emails Link To Fraudulent SitesTarget 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.

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