Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Neil Swidey August 15, 2018 AS I PULL INTO A SUNOCO STATION on a recent Friday night, I feel as if I’ve driven right into my childhood. Despite the sign by the pump promising (and delivering) the “Lowest Gas Prices in Town,” it is a full-service station. After the friendly proprietor fills my tank, I hand him two twenties. He reaches into his chest pocket and pulls out a Tony Soprano–style wad of bills, peeling off several singles to hand me my change. No swipes, no chips, no PINs. If he had checked my oil and squeegeed my windshield (and if my two twenties had instead been a ten), I would have sworn I was a preschooler in 1973, sitting behind my dad in his Ford Falcon.The proprietor is Ed Negoshian, and the Sunoco station at the intersection of Route 9 and Elliot Street in Newton has been in his family since the 1950s. He began working there when he … [Read more...] about Put away that credit card. You need to use cash more
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Q. I have been notified that one of my credit cards was used fraudulently and is now under investigation. The card was canceled. How does this hurt my credit report? A. Usually, if your credit card has been compromised, there shouldn't be any adverse impact on your credit report. To make sure you're covered, a few things need to happen. Typically, if you have fraudulent activity on your card, the credit card issuer will reissue a new card with a different account number, said Nick Clements of MagnifyMoney.com. Importantly, he said, the new account number should be tied to your previous account for credit bureau reporting purposes. "As a result, you should only have one tradeline on your credit report even though you have a new account number," Clements said. "It should be treated no differently than receiving a new credit card after your old plastic expires." If there are disputed balances on the account, you should not be responsible for paying that balance … [Read more...] about My credit card was hacked. Will this hurt my credit report?
Home Florida Politics Florida Sports Data All Eyes Investigations CareerSource Pinellas and CareerSource Tampa Bay have spent about $6 million on Visa and gas cards since 2014 . Top lawmakers want further investigations. By Mark Puente and Zachary T. Sampson 28 minutes ago Tampa Bay’s two largest career agencies handed out $6 million in Visa and gas cards since 2014 – all paid for with public tax dollars – and a share of that money went to people who didn’t use the centers to find work and never had to account for how they spent it. A number of recipients told the Tampa Bay Times that they received the credit cards simply for reporting to either office when they found jobs on their own. Many Florida job centers offer to pay for gas, clothes or tools, usually for people who most need financial help to get work. But CareerSource Tampa Bay, which serves Hillsborough County, gave out far more cards than any other jobs … [Read more...] about Tampa Bay job centers gave away millions in credit cards and boosted hiring totals
Kim Norvell Des Moines Register Published 10:10 p.m. UTC Jun 14, 2018 Consumers nationwide have had their bank account information stolen through credit card skimmers at alarming, record-breaking rates. Last year, 10 percent more debit cards were comprised at ATMs and merchant card readers than the year before, according to data from FICO. That's on top of a 70 percent increase in 2016. And it's happening here in central Iowa. West Des Moines police recently found a credit card skimmer installed at a QuikTrip. At least 15 people have come forward as skimmer victims in that case — and police expect to hear from more victims throughout the Des Moines metro. A credit card skimmer is a small device installed on ATMs or gas pumps that is used to steal customers' credit and debit card information. Most skimmers go undetected until a victim reports an issue to his or her banking institution or police. But there are some warning signs to look for. … [Read more...] about Skimmer fraud: How to protect your credit and debit cards at the ATM, gas pump
Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Try 1 month for $1 Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader Get There Perspective Perspective Interpretation of the news based on evidence, including data, as well as anticipating how events might unfold based on past events by Michelle Singletary by Michelle Singletary Email the author April 24 at 5:49 PM Email the author Children do not need credit cards. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner/AP Photo) When identity theft hits adults, it can be a long and frustrating battle to restore their good name. But imagine the confusion that ensues when a young adult tries to get a credit card for the first time only to find out he has several delinquent accounts in his credit file, some dating … [Read more...] about Why does a 2-year-old have a credit card? How to protect your children from identity theft.