Archive for October, 2018

On Synthetic Identity Fraud

October 15, 2018

CHANCES ARE that identity fraud appeared the moment that presenting valid ID first became needful. Today’s inflated claims aside, The Balance’s Jack Stroup points out that in early U.S. history fake IDs were used to stuff ballot boxes. Since the advent of the minimum drinking age, underage youth out to purchase alcohol have resorted to ID fraud. And, of course, early credit cards [...]

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Data for Caffeine

October 8, 2018

No sooner did direct marketers commence salivating at targeting opportunities posed by that newfangled Internet thing … than the United States Congress and various regulatory bodies set about passing laws to hamper them.  Or, at least, that was the idea. Many rules are so plastic as to allow for a good deal of wiggle room—and marketers have [...]

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They loaded your card.
Now what?

October 1, 2018

THE GOOD news for your financial institution is that it’s fairly easy for clients to add your card to a digital wallet.  The bad news is that it’s fairly easy to add everyone else’s card, too. Or, they can bypass your card entirely with store cards paid via store websites. I need hardly point out [...]

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