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When you travel, especially outside the United States, there could be various restrictions when using your debit or credit card. Restrictions vary based on transactions outside your normal purchasing pattern. For your security, accounts are monitored by a trusted team of professionals 24 hours-a-day. Alleviate Card Restrictions When …

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Cybercrime is growing and morphing into a type of criminal octopus with tentacles reaching far beyond anything previously imagined. Snaking its way into our lives in alarming ways, data breaches are currently producing subsets of cybercrime, some likely to include organized crime. Consumers are in a tizzy, wondering how to …

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Whether it is because you have been in a hurry or lack of knowledge, you have probably obtained a few ATM fees. Automated teller machine (ATM) fees are the fees that many Financial Institutions (FIs) charge for the use of their ATMs. When could I be charged a surcharge fee …

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Unless you live in a cave you’ve surely heard the advertisements about the “historically low interest rates” for buying a house. And that’s mostly true — rates are quite low after the 2008 housing shenanigans. But, does that necessarily mean it’s a …

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Halloween is only a few weeks away, and again we’re faced with the dilemma of finding the perfect costume. My definition of perfection is when it costs under $5. Homemade costumes are not only cheaper, but they let you show off your creativity by making something out of nothing …

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After all of the point of sale (POS) system breaches last year like at Home Depot, Bebe, and Chick-fil-A, card issuers are beginning to send out new cards with EMV chip technology. EMV stands for EuroPay, MasterCard and Visa who are the three companies that developed the chip …

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People can be too trusting and in the world of the Internet, that can be dangerous. There is a scam that promises to make you rich using Instagram; and who wouldn’t want to be rich if it’s as easy as sending your debit card and bank account to …

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Hilton Worldwide is engaged in an investigation of a possible data breach. According to a statement, investigators believe it occurred via the Point of Sale (POS) terminals at in its hotel restaurants, coffee shops, and gift stores. The hotels affected include Doubletree, Embassy Suites, Hampton Inn & Suites, and Waldorf …

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If you and your family have a spending plan that has helped you to keep your bills paid and stash away money for your savings on a regular basis, then your ahead of the game. But, that method might not work so well once you return stateside. You will discover …

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