Beware of Phone Based Credit Card Scams

Posted June 1, 2018 by cccadmin in

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.

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Are Credit Cards More Secure than They Used to be?

Posted May 3, 2018 by cccadmin in

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.

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Why You Should Read Your Cardholder Agreement

Posted May 1, 2018 by cccadmin in

If you’re like most Canadians these days, you’ll choose your credit card mainly based on the perks offered. It’s easy to fall in love with credit cards with big sign-up bonuses, reward points, and cash back multipliers. You may know all the benefits the card offers, but you probably don’t know everything about the credit card’s terms and conditions. While you might have skipped the information boxes when you applied, you’ll receive a cardholder agreement upon approval.

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Canadians Choosing Chip-and-Pin and Contactless Over other Payment Methods

Posted April 22, 2018 by cccadmin in

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.

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Aeroplan Inks Major Deal with Retail Giant

Posted April 20, 2018 by cccadmin in

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.

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Scotiabank Passport Visa Infinite Credit Card Review

Posted April 5, 2018 by cccadmin in

Frequent flyers were disappointed with the announcement of Chase Canada axing its popular no foreign exchange fee credit cards. If you do a lot of international travel and you’re looking for a no foreign exchange fee credit card, the number of options out there is quite limited.

With Chase getting rid of both the Visa and Marriott Visa credit cards, there was a glaring hole in the market for a no foreign exchange fee credit card. Scotiabank pounced on the opportunity with perfect timing – and thankfully they did!

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