Category Archives: Banks

Foreclosure Specialist Indicted over Kickbacks

This AP story was less than clear to me. As I read it, Granillo was a Fannie Mae employee who sought to augment his income through illegal kickbacks. So, the bottom line is that corruption is alive and well throughout … Continue reading

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Skimmer Scammers Just Won’t Go Away

I am even, myself, amazed at how long I have neglected this blog. And you are still here. And no, I’m not trying to rub it in. Anyhow, the skimmer scammer stories just keep coming. And, I wanted to keep … Continue reading

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Is Your Bank PIN # Secure?

In earlier posts I discussed security and scams. Numerous times I reported on credit card skimmers and how to avoid them. I also covered phishing scams. Now here is an article discussing the PIN numbers and how we choose them. … Continue reading

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More on ATM Skimmer Scams

I posted previously about credit card skimmers that had been placed on gas pumps and also on ATM machines. The skimmers are used to harvest the credit card information and sometimes use a pinhole camera in conjunction with the skimmer. … Continue reading

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ATM Machine Skimmers Won’t Go Away

A gang in Texas was able to manufacture the fronts for credit card skimmers using a new process that uses an ink jet printer. The skimmer components typically include a card skimmer that fits over the card acceptance slot and … Continue reading

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HUD Evicts 101 Year Old Woman & Reconsiders

HUD evicted a Detroit woman but then realized it was a “mistake.” The mistake was that the woman was 101 years old and the news caused a large enough uproar that HUD was embarrassed and reconsidered the eviction. “We were … Continue reading

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B of A Putting More Squeeze on its Customers

B of A will begin charging its customers for access to their own money. Bank of America will start charging debit-card users $5 a month to pay for purchases. The move comes as the cards increasingly replace cash and as … Continue reading

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