There’s nothing wrong with online dating, but there’s a sad, dark business to online romance scams resulting in lots of lost consumer cash. According to FBI’s complaint center, the bureau reported 15,000 romance scams, resulting in a combined $230 million in consumer losses. Some of the reports involved soft scams, such as one partner asking the
Here at the Credit Repairmen, we believe in telling the stories of our clients. But we also believe in the people that work for our company, so this will be a running feature introducing you to the employees we believe in as well. Jackie Garcia is a long time member of our company. Doing what?
Credit card fraud has been a problem for a long time, but since 2005 that problem has been growing at an absurd rate. More than half the US population was compromised with the infamous Equifax breach. That number gets worse when you factor in the breaches on Target, Home Depot, Yahoo, and so on. It
Unfortunately for most Americans, identity theft is a horror that’s no longer confined to subplots for James Bond films. Just ask Amy Krebs. She woke up one day in 2013, receiving a call from a credit card company. It was their fraud department, informing her that someone tried to obtain a credit card in her
If you want to understand bitcoin, you have to understand the part of bitcoin that has everyone talking about why it projects to potentially disrupt so many industries; and that’s the blockchain. Whenever you make a financial transaction, you need a babysitter – someone to make sure that the $100 you gave to HEB, a
If Bitcoin is the future of money, then it stands to reason that if money changes, so will everything else. Alas, a proverbial idiot’s guide to Bitcoin. The first thing you want to know about bitcoin is to avoid wasting your time answering the question ‘how did it start?’ The identity of bitcoin’s founder is
What determines where you live? Where you can work? What you can afford? While your personal choices are important, the credit bureaus help answer these questions too. And there’s a hidden truth to their practices you need to know. If lenders want to know if you’re trustworthy, they don’t use your testimony. They use your
One of the biggest stories over the holidays was Target’s data breach, where credit and debit card accounts of more than 40 million customer, who shopped between Nov. 27 and Dec. 15, were stolen. This theft was said to be the second-largest credit card breach in U.S. history. According to a Kens5 story, the stolen