Hackers scored more Social Security numbers than stolen credit card numbers in 2017

Fighting digital fraud has always been a game of wack-a-mole, but those pesky moles keep getting smarter — finding new ways to use stolen information to commit lucrative scams. And despite increasing efforts to stop them, the bad guys are winning. The “disease of identity fraud” has now reached “the level of an epidemic,” according…

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Washington Has Made It Harder for You to Sue Your Credit Card Company. What Now?

On Nov. 1, President Donald Trump signed a congressional resolution that can make it virtually impossible for customers to file class-action lawsuits against financial institutions, such as your neighborhood bank or credit card issuer, making it near impossible to sue your credit card company. The signing was done without fanfare; that is, in private, in…

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This Female, Native American, Service-Disabled Veteran Couldn’t Get Funding And Kept Getting Scammed. Here’s How She Built GC Green.

When Liz Perez returned home to Southern California in 2006 after serving in the Navy, the combat veteran found herself in another trying chapter. The single mother was pregnant with her second child, and homeless after fleeing a verbally abusive relationship. She was also recovering from muscular and skeletal injuries caused by an accident sustained…

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Latino Owned Small Businesses See Revenues Up 26 Percent But Credit Scores Falling

Last year’s falling Latino credit scores (down from 595 to 592) were in contrast to the higher revenues for 2016 (averaging $258,702). These were the big takeaways from the annual Biz2Credit Latino Small Business Credit Study. The study also found there were some common industries where Latino business ownership seemed concentrated. These were services, retail, construction, food…

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