Tag Archives: credit card fraud

  • Encoding Stolen Credit Card Data on Barcodes

    Crooks are constantly dreaming up new ways to use and conceal stolen credit card data. According to the U.S. Secret Service, the latest scheme involves stolen card information embedded in barcodes affixed to phony money network rewards cards. The scammers then pay for merchandise by instructing a cashier to scan the barcode and enter the […]

  • The Low Down on Credit Monitoring Services

    The following excerpt is taken from the latest article published by Brian Krebs on his KrebsOnSecurity blog. The article evaluates the effectiveness of utilizing credit monitoring services to shield against identity theft based on Brian’s own experiences, posing the question; “Are Credit Monitoring Services Worth It?” In the wake of one data breach after another, […]