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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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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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Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Reduce Maximum Loan Size

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will cut the size of loans they buy from lenders effective October 1. It will force many future borrowers into jumbo loans.  Jumbo loans are more expensive and harder-to-get than conventional loans. The Freddie and … Continue reading

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Credit Card Skimmers Still in Business

A credit card skimmer was discovered on an ATM machine at a Sparks bank. The customers complained when they did not get their receipts. This is a reminder that the bad guys are still hanging around.  Use this knowledge to … Continue reading

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Deputies Seize Bank property for Homeowner

We’ve all seen enough stories about banks foreclosing on poor, hapless homeowners.  We have also seen a lot of stories about how badly Bank of America treats it’s customers. Here is a story that should gladden your heart. Bank of … Continue reading

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