Banks, government agencies and healthcare providers have upped their efforts to assist consumers after an ID theft incident. But much more needs to be done. One ID-theft recovery expert shares her thoughts about areas in need of improvement.
Analog skimming devices that rely on audio technology are not new. They've been around since the early 1990s. But this less-expensive technology is making a comeback, some say, because of the downturn in the global economy.
Pradeep Moudgal says the U.S. is migrating toward EMV. But how much new investment are card issuers going to have to make, and what steps does the collective industry need to take to ensure the transition from the mag-stripe to the chip is a smooth one?
U.S. and Estonian authorities have broken up one of the largest Internet crime schemes that allegedly netted $14 million in fraudulent advertising fees and infected 4 million computers in 100 countries.
Bank of America's Keith Gordon says securing the mobile channel is much like securing any other banking channel: Controlling risks requires layers of security and controls. But educating customers plays a key security function, too.
Two fraud suspects had the perfect scheme, skimming payment card numbers at local gas pumps and then using counterfeit cards to buy more than $70,000 worth of goods at area merchants. But then they got greedy.
ID theft expert Joanna Crane wonders whether banks, government agencies and healthcare providers do enough to assist consumers with ID theft recovery, saying consumer expectations are often loftier than what's being done to meet the demand.