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Identity Theft, Crime and Credit Card Fraud – Tips & Advice

In our “Identity Theft & Fraud” blog section, we take a close look at the subject of identity theft and credit card-related crime and fraud. Because identity theft and credit card crimes are such a pervasive and growing problem in today’s economic environment, we take a comprehensive look at the different types of identity theft and fraud and provide tips, advice and recommendations on how you can avoid becoming a victim.

We also provide up-to-date news as well as the latest criminal investigations involving credit card theft and credit card-related crimes nationwide.

At Credit Card Assist, our goal is to provide our users with the most trusted and comprehensive source of information for consumers looking to protect their privacy, security and financial well-being online.

How an International Hacker Squad Made Off With $45 Million

June 7, 2013

One of history’s most sophisticated bank heists happened just a few months ago, but for this one, no getaway car was required. We’re deep into the digital age now, so it’s no longer a surprise when criminals raid bank accounts using nothing but computer keyboards and hacking software. What’s different about this one is the […]

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The Golden State Picks a Fight With JPMorgan Chase

June 5, 2013

Judging by the details of a lawsuit filed in California earlier this May, state attorney general Kamala D. Harris believes that the suits at JPMorgan Chase are just a bunch of dirty crooks. The state alleges that Chase, one of the nation’s largest banks, has been using illegal tactics to collect unpaid balances from its […]

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Famous American Banks Heists: The United California Bank Robbery

May 30, 2013

Committing the heist of the century requires expert planning, and in 1972, master thief Amil Dinsio conceived a plan that would allow him to do just that. He and his team would be unbelievably rich just as soon as they successfully robbed the United California Bank. The plan was mapped out and timed to perfection, […]

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Famous American Bank Heists: Machine Gun Kelly (No, Not the Rapper)

April 11, 2013

“Machine Gun Kelly” has got to be one of the most badass gangster nicknames of all time. (It’s so good, in fact, that it’s even been adopted by a rapper.) But Mr. Machine Gun wasn’t born a notorious thug. In fact, unlike most of the criminals of his time, he had a pretty normal life […]

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Payday Loans? They’re Even Worse Than You Think

March 4, 2013

If you thought taking out a payday loan was a bad idea, you’re right – and now you’ve got yet another reason to think so. In addition to their predatory marketing, their astronomical interest rates and the havoc they’ll wreak on your credit score, payday loans have now been connected to cramming. No, we’re not […]

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A Race Against Tax Fraud: Why You Should File Your Taxes ASAP

February 18, 2013

It’s everyone’s least-favorite time of year again – tax season. And as if the process of filing your taxes wasn’t daunting enough, there’s another thing to worry about: tax return fraud. Between 2010 and 2011, the number of consumers affected by tax return fraud almost doubled, and it shows no signs of stopping anytime soon. […]

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It May Be a Good Movie, But The Reality of Identity Theft Isn’t Funny

February 11, 2013

Identity theft is a subject that’s near and dear to our hearts here at Credit Card Assist, and that’s why we’re excited about Hollywood’s latest take on the issue. Starring Jason Bateman and Melissa McCarthy (or as she’s more commonly called, “the woman who craps in the sink in “Bridesmaids”) “Identity Thief” follows Bateman’s character […]

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Famous American Bank Heists: Patty Hearst and the SLA

January 18, 2013

This month’s installment of our Famous American Bank Heists series is an especially scandalous one, to say the least. It involves a beautiful heiress, radical politics, brainwashing, murder and, of course, a bank robbery. It spawned a Hollywood movie and several documentaries, and news coverage of the events captivated the nation for two whole years. […]

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From Russia, With Love: An Imminent Bank Security Threat

January 2, 2013

They’re forming in a straight line. They’re going through a tight wind. But unlike the “Blitzkrieg Bop” in the classic Ramones song, the kids aren’t losing their minds. Instead, they’re losing their money – and it’s possible you could too. Software firm McAfee has just recently confirmed that Project Blitzkrieg – a rumored cyber attack […]

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Famous American Bank Heists: Ma Barker and Her Boys

December 12, 2012

A cherub-cheeked, middle-aged woman with a demure string of pearls around her neck isn’t exactly what comes to mind when you think of the average crime boss. And that’s exactly what makes Ma Barker, matriarch of the Barker crime family and reputed mastermind behind a string of Great Depression-era bank robberies, so delightful. While the […]

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