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EMV chip technology is considered a useful defense against the threat of credit card fraud. (Credit: CBS2)

Many Major Retailers Behind On Fraud-Deterring Chip Technology

Many say a chip that makes counterfeiting nearly impossible is one of the best defenses against credit card fraud, but retail stores are not ready to implement the technology.

11/12/2014

FILE -- A Home Depot store (credit: Getty Images)

Home Depot: 53 Million E-Mail Addresses Also Stolen In Data Breach This Year

Hackers stole 53 million email addresses in addition to customers’ card data, Home Depot said Thursday.

11/06/2014

Credit-card machine (file/credit: Behrouz Mehri/AFP/Getty Images)

Consumer Expert: Use Caution When Paying With Debit, Credit Cards

There are some risks to using your debit or credit card in public places, said Howard Schwartz of the Connecticut Better Business Bureau.

10/13/2014

Shoppers wait for a Kmart to open on Thanksgiving night November 22, 2012 in Griffith, Indiana. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

Kmart Announces Major Data Breach Affecting Credit Card Information

Kmart on Friday became the latest retailer to announce a data breach in its payment systems.

10/10/2014

Dairy Queen store in Kentucky (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Dairy Queen Says Data Breach Affected 395 Stores This Past Summer

Dairy Queen announced Thursday that a security breach struck hundreds of its stores around the country this past summer – including some in the Tri-State Area.

10/09/2014

FILE -- A Home Depot store (credit: Getty Images)

Home Depot: Data Breach Affected 56 Million Credit, Debit Cards

A total of 56 million credit and debit cards are believed to have been affected by a data breach this year at Home Depot.

09/18/2014

FILE -- A Home Depot store (credit: Getty Images)

Home Depot Confirms Major Data Breach, Offers Identity Protection

Home Depot announced Monday that it has confirmed a major security breach that could affect customers using credit and debit cards around the U.S. and Canada.

09/08/2014

Experts warn scammers using infrared technology can pick up your PIN from a pad like this. (Credit: CBS 2)

Seen At 11: Scammers Could Use Thermal Imaging To Steal Your PIN

Scammers are finding new ways to get your personal information, and it is as easy as attaching a new gadget to your iPhone.

09/02/2014

FILE -- A Home Depot store (credit: Getty Images)

Home Depot Investigates Huge Potential Security Breach

Home improvement giant Home Depot on Tuesday was investigating a potential credit card breach that some cyber security experts said could be massive.

09/02/2014

(Credit: Kimberly Brown-Azzarello / Creative Commons)

Tri-State P.F. Chang’s Locations May Have Been Hit By Data Breach

The nationwide P.F. Chang’s restaurant chain has been hit with a security breach involving credit and debit card data, and two Tri-State Area locations have been affected.

08/04/2014

Some banks are offering smartphone apps that allow customers to "lock" their debit cards between uses. (Credit: CBS 2)

Seen At 11: Smartphone Apps Serving As ‘Lock’ For Credit, Debit Cards

A growing number of banks are now offering a variety of the “credit lock” apps in an effort to combat the stealing and hacking of card numbers.

07/21/2014

ATM machines have been targeted by scammers using skimming devices. (Credit: Getty Images)

Seen At 11: Eliminating Debit Card Danger

Experts pointed to five instances when you should opt to use your credit card over your debit card.

06/09/2014

Credit cards (credit: DAMIEN MEYER/AFP/Getty Images)

Seen At 11: Charges You Might Not Know You’re Being Hit With

Extra charges may be getting tacked onto your credit or debit card, and you may not even realize you are handing over the money.

07/24/2013

A bank teller displays $100 bills (file/credit: Oscar Siagian/AFP/GettyImages)

Seen At 11: Myriad Of Bank Fees Draw Consumer Complaints

When it comes to banking, over-the-top fees are a top consumer complaint, with the amount varying from bank to bank.

04/03/2013

Credit-card machine (file/credit: Behrouz Mehri/AFP/Getty Images)

Ask Asa: Credit Or Debit?

It’s a question that everybody has been asked while shopping, credit or debit? But how many of us really stop to think before swiping our cards?

04/22/2012

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