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From Swiping To Dipping, New Chip Credit Cards Aim To Guard Against Theft

Retailers large and small are having to grapple with transitioning to accept new technology designed to make credit cards more secure by adding a unique identifier with a computer chip to each transaction.


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Philippe’s The Original Now Taking Credit Cards

Fans of Philippe’s French dip sandwiches will no longer have to make a pit stop for cash now that the restaurant takes credit cards.


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New App Allows Users To Lock Credit Cards, Customize Security

A new app aims to allow users to have more control over their credit cards, including setting spending limits and locking the card when it is not in use.


Get Protected: America’s Top Identity-Theft Scams

Each year, millions of Americans get lured by promises of prizes and unbeatable bargains only to get swindled into some of the county’s top identity-theft scams.


Top Tips For Protecting Yourself From Identity Theft

Identity theft can leave you with financial difficulties, mounds of paperwork and even fraudulent criminal charges. Protect your data to reduce your chances of becoming a victim.


Child Identity Theft: Warning Signs Your Child’s Identity Is Being Used

Identity theft is terrible, no matter whom it happens to, but it seems even more offensive when it’s carried out against a child. Keep watch for these signs that your child has been the victim of identity theft.


The Rise Of Identity Theft: Reports From The Federal Trade Commission

The Federal Trade Commission reports that the occurrence rate for identity theft incidents is high, and it doesn’t look like that trend will change anytime soon.


How To Repair Your Credit After Identify Theft

Many Americans like to believe that identity theft won’t happen to them, but the staggering statistics from the Bureau of Justice Statistics prove otherwise.


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Holiday Shopping Online? Tips On How To Keep Your Personal Info Safe

Skipping Black Friday and shopping entirely online?

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Top Five Free Date Ideas In Los Angeles

Dating and love don’t have to cost a fortune, especially when Los Angeles has so many fun free things to do.


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4 Men Arrested For Allegedly Buying Gas With Stolen Credit Card Info

The FBI arrested four men this week for an alleged identity theft scheme that involved using stolen credit cards to fraudulently buy fuel at gas stations.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/17/2012


Tips For Boosting Your FICO Score

Experts say organizing finances each month is one resolution that could help your pocketbook as you start the new year.

CBS2 / KCAL9–01/02/2012

Police say Dwight Christian Vaccaro was the ringleader of a credit card theft and fraud ring. (credit: Laguna Beach Police Department)

Bust Of Naked Couple Sitting In Car Leads To 6-Member Credit Card Theft Ring

The arrest of a naked couple sitting in their car touched off an investigation that led to the apprehension of two others in what police are calling an extensive credit card theft ring.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/29/2011


Thief Steals Wallets, Purses From Office Workers In Irvine

Police are asking for your help to catch a thief who has been stealing from office workers in buildings throughout Irvine.

CBS2 / KCAL9–07/19/2011


Dani Johnson Shares Tips For Getting Out Of Debt

Finance guru Dani Johnson visited KCAL9 Wednesday to share tips for getting out of debt.