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3 Spooks That Can Haunt Your Credit
Lots of scary things aren't easily seen — like these credit threats that could haunt your good name for a long time. Learn how to detect and defeat them.

7 Ways To Protect Against Credit Card Hacks
If you haven't been hacked yet, it may just be a matter of time. Here's how to protect yourself as much as possible before it happens – and afterwards.

Are the New, 'Safer' Credit Cards Already Vulnerable?
Is chip-and-PIN technology the panacea that it's been made out to be? The safer credit cards have already been linked to fraud.

Watch Out for These Credit Score Scams
Shortly after signing up to get my free credit score at one of the popular websites that offers the service, I received an email alerting me that my score had recently changed and that I should log into the site provided to check on it. Since I had recently signed up for my free score, I almost fell for the scam and followed the link, which could have compromised my personal information. (I …

Are Free Credit Scores Really Free?
Consumers tend to regard the offer of "free" stuff suspiciously, and rightly so, especially when it relates to credit cards. In the past, companies that have offered free credit scores or free credit reports have enrolled unsuspecting consumers into monthly programs that charged fees. The Federal Trade Commission warns consumers that "impostor" websites claiming to offer "free credit scores" are …

Free credit record not always easy to find
Consumers are unhappy about how difficult it is to obtain the free copies of credit reports they are entitled to.

Best Ways To Repair Your Credit Score
Follow these 6 steps and you'll be on your way to a better credit score.

Credit Card Breach: How To Stay Safe
You learn that credit card numbers have been stolen from a store you use. How to protect yourself in general – and what to do if you learn you're a victim.

Credit reports key to detecting fraud
If you suspect someone is trying to open a card account in your name, fraud alerts and credit report monitoring can stop thieves before they start stealing

How Can Someone Steal Your Credit Card While It's Still in Your Wallet?
It makes sense to see fraudulent charges on a bank statement after someone snags your wallet, but how do thieves steal your credit card without taking it?