A new phone credit card scam is making the rounds. It’s happening in Windsor, Ontario, targeting business owners. The Windsor police say that they’ve seen an uptick in complaints related to fraudulent credit card use. The common element in all these crimes is that the business accepts a credit card number, provides the good to the customer and later finds out the credit card information provided is fake.
It seems hardly a week goes by without a data breach of some sort. Some data breaches are more high-profile than others like the Home Depot credit card breach and more recently the Equifax data breach, but they’re data breaches nonetheless.
You’ve probably heard of the saying, “cash is king.” Well, when it comes to choosing a payment method, security and convenience are king. A new Visa survey found that these are the two most important factors for Canadians when it comes to choosing a payment method.
We Canadians love our reward points. Besides watching hockey, you could argue that our other favourite national pastime is collecting reward points. (Maybe the cold weather has something to do with it, but I digress). But a rewards program is only valuable if it’s easy to redeem the points for the goods and services you value.
How would you like to sip cocktails and hang out with Toronto Maple Leaf alumni? If you grew up watching hockey like most Canadians, it’s like a dream come true. And that’s exactly what we had the opportunity to do as part of the Marriott Rewards Moments program.
In one of the first of many Moments events, Marriott Rewards and SPG members, along with members of the press, had the opportunity to get up close and personal with the Stanley Cup at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel.
If you’re looking for a credit card with no foreign exchange fees, it’s pretty slim pickings. As you’ve probably heard by now, Chase Canada announced that it’s axing the Amazon.ca Rewards Visa and Marriott Rewards Premier Visa – with customer accounts closing March 15th. Both credit cards offered a feature that’s hard to come by – no foreign exchange fees.