Entries by jwrighte

Watch Out for Post-Holiday Scammers

With the surge in consumer spending that comes during the holiday season, plus the hectic pace that it entails, it’s no surprise that the last weeks of the year are prime time for fraudsters. The threat doesn’t go away, though, even once the presents are open and holidays are finally done.

7 Simple Tips to Prevent Card Fraud This Holiday Season

It’s that time of year again. That’s right: the holidays are just around the corner! If you’re planning to do some online shopping this year, you’re not alone. According to experts at Deloitte, consumers like you will spend as much as $149 billion online this holiday season. That’s an 18% increase over 2018 spending! Of […]

Thomas Cook Collapse: How to Get a Refund

Thousands Stranded. Thousands More With Plans in Limbo. What’s Next? Thomas Cook isn’t the first major travel brand to go bust in recent years. We saw Icelandic carrier Wow Air close down suddenly in March, and just two years ago another UK travel giant, Monarch Airlines, shuttered unexpectedly, leaving 110,000 Britons stranded abroad. But what […]

Capital One Data Breach: What You Need to Know

More than 100 Million Americans Exposed. What Comes Next? On July 29, Capital One announced they were the latest major financial brand to experience a security breach. The attack exposed the data of more than 100 million people. Are you among them, and if so, what should you do now?

Do You Know the PSD2?

Big Changes to This EU Rule Could Affect Consumers Around the World The Revised Payments Services Directive—also known as PSD2—is a new law set to take effect in the EU in September 2019. The PSD2 has two key components.