Check your bank balance, Avril Rhoades in Valdez, Alaska. Freeze your credit, Nazaryah Minnieweather of Victorville, California. And cancel your credit card, Jennifer Kelly in LaGrange, Georgia. A gang of thieves was selling your card information on a public Facebook group, and anyone willing to pay as little as $4 for stolen credit card information could use it to buy, say, a $1,099 iPhone and you'd get the bill. (Facebook shut down the group when notified of its existence by The Washington Post.) While microchips in credit cards have sharply reduced fraud in transactions that take place in stores, mobile and online transactions have become the low-hanging fruit of criminal opportunity. … [Read more...] about Think your credit card is safe in your wallet? Think again.
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DES MOINES—The man knows how to make an entrance. During his opening swing through Iowa after declaring his candidacy for president, at his very first campaign stop inside a bustling brew pub here south of downtown, John Hickenlooper arrives to find a crowd of more than 100 voters buzzing about the latest applicant to join the strangest job-interviewing process on Earth. Bending his lanky, 6-foot, 1-inch frame to fit through the crowded doorway of the events room, all eyes on the White House hopeful, the celestial nature of his moment shatters with the pint glass meeting the concrete floor just a few feet away.Story Continued Below It spawns something of a Zapruder film debate: Some attendees say they saw Hickenlooper fumble the glass, others insist he bumped into the man who dropped it, while the candidate himself swears he had nothing to with the accident. Whatever the real explanation, it’s less compelling than what happens next. Hickenlooper instinctively kneels and … [Read more...] about John Hickenlooper Is Running for President As Himself. Uh-oh.