Homeless Man Survives Committing Credit Card Theft

October 29th, 2012 by florarums

What happens to morals and ethics when the main goal in life becomes survival?  An interesting story written a few days ago in which a homeless man was using stolen credit card numbers (and credit cards)  to travel and to survive for almost 20 years.   Jeffrey Hawkins confessed to the crimes when he was in a position not to, and was arrested on charges of  trafficking in stolen credit cards, false statements, fraudulent use of credit cards and defrauding an innkeeper. Apparently, Mr. Hawkins was very good at remembering numbers and decided that one way he could travel would be to use others credit card information.  He would routinely book hotel stays using falsified information and Disney resorts suggests he racked up at least $18,000 worth of ...

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Finally Approved for my First American Express Charge Card!

October 28th, 2012 by ianduncan

For the very first time in my illustrious 28 year lifetime, I’ve been approved for an American Express Charge Card.  The American Express Green Card is the charge card that will be arriving at my home in just a few days and even though it’s not one of the premier charge cards AMEX offers (Gold or Platinum for example), I’m thrilled! Normally, I’m a big fan of shopping around online when in need of a credit card but my luck of applying for credit cards online has not been good.  Over the last three years, I’ve tried my hand at one or two credit cards from every issuer out there.  Chase, Discover, American Express ...

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The NFL Fumbles with their Extra Points Credit Card from Barclay

October 18th, 2012 by netma

While I don’t go around saying this in public, I’ll admit I’m a Jets fan.  Living in Connecticut, where two successful teams are in your neighborhood (Giants and Patriots), it’s not easy to wear green outside the house but even though the Jets have brought nothing but pain and agony to my life, I still love ‘em. That being said, the NFL has recently re-launched their NFL Extra Points Credit Card from Barclay.  The primary benefit of the card is that the card comes designed with any of the 32 NFL teams you’d like (or if you’re just...

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Credit Card Delinquencies Are Up … Cause for Concern?

October 17th, 2012 by Dru

For the first time in a long time, the amount of delinquent credit cards account has increased according to reports released this week by major credit card issuers.  Chase, American Express , Capital One,and Discover have all noted a small uptick in delinquent accounts. From August to September, here are the current rates of delinquency from four of the six largest credit card providers: Capital One – 3.52%  (up from 3.37%) Chase – 2.15% (up from 2.14%) Discover – 1.82% (up from 1.79%) American Express – 1.80% (up from 1.70%) While you don’t see Bank of America or Citi here, it’s a pretty good guess that they’re rates of delinquency increased as ...

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My Wife’s Capital One Credit Card Number was STOLEN!

October 16th, 2012 by Pawnsaweero

My last post was written in somewhat of a humorous tone; pertaining to the hack of the Capital One website .  On Saturday, I received a phone call from Capital One alerting me that my wife’s credit card had been used at a Dollar General store in Florida (for the amount of $155.21).  We live in Connecticut, so it was quite the surprise. Are the two incidents related?  We’ll let’s quickly review the facts: Capital One’s website was hacked less than one week ago and the site was taken offline (as well as all credit card application links).  Capital One immediately sent out a press release informing users that sensitive information would not be compromised. Five days later, my wife’s credit card was used in Florida.  The physical card has...

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Capital One Recently Attacked by Cyber Hackers

October 11th, 2012 by Bailesate

On Tuesday, October 9th, Capital One was attacked.  Not a typical type of attackof course; I did not see any news reports of an army invading the Capital One complex in Virginia, rather a cyber attack that was aimed at denying service to one the largest credit card providers in the world (might be the largest, numbers always fluctuate month to month). As a result of the attack, you might notice that Capital One credit card applications have flat out disappeared.  Outside of the Capital One website, you won’t find applications on the dozens of websites ( including this one ) that regularly promote Capital One.  No word yet on when things will be back to 100%, but Capital One has made strides to fix the problems, and for the most part the Capital One website is up and running. An Iranian group...

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Gas Credit Card Rewards Have Become Obsolete

October 8th, 2012 by sharon

My wife and I made a small road trip Saturday morning and on the way back home, we needed to stop and fill the gas tank.  I pulled over at a Mobil station close to home and was happy to see the gasoline was much less expensive than the gas at our destination spot.  However, my happiness soon subsided when I learned the credit card price of gasoline was eight cents higher per gallon.  I know, I know … eight cents for a guy that has a 13 gallon tank is only an extra ~$1 per fill up but that’s not the point.  The point is that using a credit card at the gas station no longer makes sense. Most of the gas rewards credit cards available today offer a flat 1% cash back.  Some climb the ladder and are...

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Taking the CompareCards.com Blog to the Next Level

October 3rd, 2012 by Gaines22Avis

CompareCards.com has been around a long time now (can you believe it’s been seven years?!) and this blog has always been somewhat of an afterthought.  While educating as many people as possible over the years, we’ve turned our backs to building a community and instead, focused on the individual consumer.  As of October 1st, 2012 … that’s going to change. Some of the things we’re going to improve on: The subscriber count on the blog is zero.  Seven years and over one million new accounts created and not a single subscriber (most likely because we don’t have a feed!).  The goal for this blog one...

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Debt Counseling – Consolidation Or Settlement?

October 2nd, 2012 by admin

Article by Rami Abramov Debt Counseling – Consolidation or Settlement? – Business Search by Author, Title or Content Article ContentAuthor NameArticle Title Home Submit Articles Author Guidelines Publisher Guidelines Content Feeds RSS Feeds FAQ Contact Us Debt counseling has become increasing popular in America amongst indebted consumers. This is due to the fact that the average American household credit card debt is ,000. As a result, many companies have started offering consumers different forms of debt counseling. Debt Counseling – Debt Settlement Debt settlement, also known as debt reduction, and debt negotiation, involves negotiating with creditors to settle their outstanding debts for less than they owe. When a consumer is enrolled in a program, ...

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Should I Choose Debt Settlement Or Debt Consolidation?

October 1st, 2012 by admin

Article by Bethany North Should I Choose Debt Settlement or Debt Consolidation? – Finance – Debt Management Search by Author, Title or Content Article ContentAuthor NameArticle Title Home Submit Articles Author Guidelines Publisher Guidelines Content Feeds RSS Feeds FAQ Contact Us To begin with, the choice between debt settlement or debt consolidation is not a simple yes or no question. There many different factors that need to be considered before a person in debt can make the best decision. Debt settlement and debt consolidation are two diverse choices to relieve the burden of debt, and both have different benefits that may make it easier for the debtor to pay what ...

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