Consumer Fraud Forum Blog
Cybersecurity has been in the headlines lately especially with the Equifax breach that occurred earlier this year. Most people do not think that their personal data is at risk but this breach should be a reminder that the world depends on critical systems, networks and data repositories, which might not be...
The prepaid credit card business is booming. A Pew Charitable Trust study estimates that 23 million American adults currently use the cards and volume has increased from $20 billion in 2003 to over $300 billion last year.
They say there’s no such thing as a free lunch. And non-premium Spotify users recently learned that painful lesson first hand.
From Colin Powell’s emails leak to the hack of the Democratic National Convention’s servers, it’s clear that no one is safe from digital break-ins. That said, there are still things you can do to protect your personal information while online.
Thinking about selling or recycling your old cellphone or computer? Then you want to make sure that you wipe it clean to reduce the risk of your personal data falling into the wrong hands.
But it turns out that deleting your personal data is much harder than you think – just hitting the delete button won't...
Congress may finally be stepping up to Big Pharma thanks to the controversy surrounding Mylan Pharmaceuticals’ Epi-Pen. New legislation was introduced last week meant to address skyrocketing drug prices by requiring more transparency.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has fined Wells Fargo Bank 100 million dollars after it was discovered that employees were secretly opening customer accounts.
Yesterday, we told you about a major increase in scams involving the use of ATM skimmers. Criminals install the devices into ATMs, gas pumps and other point-of-sale devices to steal credit and debit card information from unsuspecting customers.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau opened its doors five years ago today. The agency was created in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis – part of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.