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CONTACTLESS card fraud has doubled in the past year – and The Sun on Sunday can reveal just how easy it is to fall victim while you shop. Our investigation found that a widely available app allows thieves to clone tap-and-go credit and debit cards in just ONE SECOND by pressing up against shoppers. Your car keys could soon be used to pay for shopping or beer thanks to new contactless card tech The software turns a mobile phone or tablet into a scanner, meaning a crook can spend your money without reaching into your pocket. Our reporter tried the app on a busy high street and cloned a credit card we gave to our test “victim” with a simple swipe of a hand. Andre Kay, security expert at tech company VoyagerBlue, said: “If your debit or credit card is compromised in this way the implications can be terrifying. “A fraudster can go online shopping with your money. They can also go to popular travel websites and book a luxury holiday that you or your bank … [Read more...] about How crooks are using a legal app to steal your bank card details in under one SECOND
[Watch live coverage of the trial on the LawNewz Network, with in-studio legal analysis in the player above when court begins. For a raw feed of the trial, watch in the player below this article.]Opening statements are set to take place Wednesday in the quadruple-murder trial of Florida man Adam Matos. Prosecutors in Pasco County say he murdered his ex-girlfriend Megan Brown, her new boyfriend Nicholas Leonard, and her parents Margaret and Gregory Brown in 2014. If convicted, Matos could get the death penalty. Court is expected to begin at 9:30 am ET.The state is expected to use eyewitness testimony and financial records to establish Matos’ whereabouts and mindset before, during, and after the alleged murders.An affidavit from the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office revealed that the investigation started September 4, 2014. Margaret’s stepmother hadn’t reached her since August 28, so she reached out to authorities, who did … [Read more...] about WATCH LIVE: Opening Statements in Adam Matos Quadruple Murder Trial Day 1
During the 2013 holiday season, Neiman Marcus, like many other retailers, discovered that its payment card systems had been compromised and customers’ credit and debit card information was potentially stolen. The rush to the courthouse began, and multiple class action lawsuits were filed and later consolidated in the Northern District of Illinois under the caption Remijas v. The Neiman Marcus Group, LLC, Case No. 14-cv-1735. Alleged damages included, among others, unauthorized charges on credit and debit cards, the risk of future fraudulent charges and greater susceptibility to identity theft.Neiman Marcus filed a motion to dismiss the complaint for lack of standing and failure to state a claim. The district court granted the motion to dismiss exclusively on standing grounds, holding that the injuries alleged by plaintiffs were not sufficiently concrete. The plaintiffs appealed. On July 20, 2015, the Seventh Circuit reversed, holding that the plaintiffs had shown a substantial … [Read more...] about Seventh Circuit Holds That Risk of Future Fraudulent Charge on Credit Card Sufficient to Withstand Motion to Dismiss
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has opened for business, its mailbox piled high with wish-lists from consumer advocacy groups about what the new agency should tackle first.While consumer groups cheer the arrival of the CFPB, the banking industry and other financial services providers such as payday lenders, debt collectors, consumer credit bureaus and credit card issuers are less enthusiastic and worry that any new regulations could be costly and burdensome. Many Republican lawmakers share those concerns and have threatened to block the Senate nomination of Richard Cordray to head the agency.Until the CFPB has a confirmed director in place, the bureau is limited to enforcing existing consumer protection regulations and generally cannot propose new rules.Here is a closer look at some of the most common requests from consumer groups to the CFPB:Searching for the best deals on a credit card is notoriously difficult. Details on rewards programs are hard to find, and comparing fees … [Read more...] about “Dear CFPB” wish lists urge action on mortgages, payday loans, prepaid cards