All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘credit card’

Kurt Cobain’s Credit Card Is Up for Auction, Nirvana Fans

As of the publishing of this article, you have a little over six days to purchase Kurt Cobain’s personal credit card, if that’s something you’re into. The serious Nirvana fan will pay at least $8,100 for the piece of plastic, as that’s the current bid with bidding closing at 5pm EST on February 26. There have been a total of …

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Free Credit Report Offered By Target; Avoid Phishing Scams

Target announced in mid-December that millions of customers were affected by a data breach. Hackers were able to obtain credit and debit card information, as well as names, addresses and phone numbers for some customers. Since the breach was announced, Target is working to make their system more secure and has also offered one year of a free credit report …

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League of Legends American Express Cards Announced, Come With RP

League of Legends has quietly become one of the most popular games in the entire world. The MOBA has now gotten so big that mainstream credit card companies are looking to cash in on the phenomenon. American Express this week announced that it and Riot Games, the developer of League of Legends, have joined forces to introduce League of Legends-themed …

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Google Wallet Ditching Prepaid Card Option

For a while now, Google has been bribing people into installing Google Wallet on their smartphones, giving out a free $10 to some who activate the app. Now, it seems customers might want to go ahead and spend that money quickly. Google announced today that it will be ending the Google Prepaid Card within the Google Wallet app. The company …

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Capital One: Credit Card Company Must Refund $150 Million

Capital One must repay its credit card customers $150 million after federal regulators determined the company was using deceptive business practices to trick its clients into signing up for services they didn’t want or need. Although Capital One neither admitted nor denied liability in the settlement — they claim third party vendors were to blame for the problems — they …

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Angry Birds Credit Cards Coming Soon…..To Russia

What is left for Rovio to do after having their Angry Birds games downloaded over 1 billion times? Get into a partnership with a Russian bank to have an Angry Birds credit card of course. According to the Moscow News, the company is working with Internet Retail Solutions (Irsol) on branded MasterCard cards that will be available in Russia on …

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Sweden: Cash and Coins are Being Used and Accepted Less

The prevalence of cash and coins in Sweden is diminishing. The shift to make cash money a thing of the past is a controversial move that has impacted its people tremendously. Limitations of a Cashless World Elderly individuals living in rural areas do not have credit cards and do not know how to withdraw cash through their use. This has …

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Video: Hacking An RFID Credit Card

Earlier, I posted a story about hacking RFID-enabled credit cards. Back in 2008, Boing Boing had done that very thing when RFID was first introduced to the credit card market. Watch.

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Credit Card Hack Exposes Millions

In the race to sign up more and more customers, credit card companies have been promoting the idea that it is more convenient and less socially awkward to swipe a credit card than to pull out cash or write a check. Who wants to feel the burning embarrassment in the checkout line as you bring everything to a screeching halt …

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