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Gazette opinion: U.S. needs chips and PINs to protect our cards

When customers use credit cards at shops in Europe or Australia, they insert a card in a reader and enter a PIN. There’s no swiping and signing as in U.S. card transactions.

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Better Business: Here's how to protect yourself from data breaches

The data breach at Target made big headlines during the holiday shopping season last year. We know now that Neiman Marcus and three other retailers were also breached in the same way. Also, from September to November last year, a credit card security breach occurred at grocery stores in our …

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40 Under Forty: Kevin Rookhuizen, vice president of marketing, Billings Federal Credit Union

40 Under Forty: Kevin Rookhuizen, vice president of marketing, Billings Federal Credit Union

In a highly competitive financial services market, institutions are constantly prospecting for credit-worthy customers.

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Montana Attorney General's Office offers tips after Target card breach

Montana Attorney General's Office offers tips after Target card breach

Though Target has yet to confirm if any of its seven Montana stores were affected in the recent credit card breach, the state Attorney General's Office has issued a statement offering tips for consumer protection.

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Gazette opinion: Time to update credit card technology

Hackers may have stolen information from as many as 40 million credit and debit cards swiped at Target stores between Nov. 27 and Dec. 15.

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Chamber News: Shop Small Saturday will boost local retailers

The Billings Chamber/CVB is based in small businesses; in fact, 88 percent of our membership base is composed of small businesses.

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Home of 76-year-old West End woman broken into; credit cards, car stolen

Home of 76-year-old West End woman broken into; credit cards, car stolen

UPDATE 7:30 p.m.: The Billings Police Department has released a description of the vehicle stolen from a home in the 100 block of 11th Street West shortly after midnight Tuesday.

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Two California men headed to Montana prison for stolen credit card numbers

BUTTE — Two California men were sentenced Thursday to 33 months in Montana State Prison for making $76,398 in fraudulent purchases in Butte, Helena and Bozeman with stolen credit card information last summer.

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Better Business: Technology is great, but scammers use it to separate you from your money

Better Business: Technology is great, but scammers use it to separate you from your money

The convenience and speed of today’s technology has impacted many businesses for the better. Because of electronic communication, e-commerce and software, businesses are able to scale operations up or down depending on the needs of the customer.

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Man charged with forgery to obtain credit card

Man charged with forgery to obtain credit card

BOZEMAN — A Great Falls man has been charged with forgery and other counts related to the theft of about $30,000 he said he used to support his drug addiction.

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Scams keep coming; Better Business Bureau mimicked

HELENA — Scammers just keep finding more and more insidious ways to separate people from their money.

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Better Business: Travelers beware: Scammers don't take vacations

Better Business: Travelers beware: Scammers don't take vacations

Summer is the high season for traveling. It’s also prime time for scammers. When we’re in vacation mode we may let down our guard about travel safety. Even seasoned business travelers can fall victim to a scam that they might not otherwise. Unfortunately we live in an age when we must stay d…

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Better Business: Be prepared to fight off phishing, other scams

Better Business: Be prepared to fight off phishing, other scams

Within the past four months, the Better Business Bureau’s name has been used in a series of phishing emails. There doesn’t seem to be any rhyme or reason to who receives them. It has caused havoc because the emails appear to come from us, when in fact they’ve been traced to locations all ove…

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Woman charged with stealing from jailed father

GREAT FALLS - A woman and her former husband are charged with selling her father's property and using his credit cards without permission while he was jailed in Great Falls.

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Conference outlines reach of online fraud

Conference outlines reach of online fraud

An 80-year-old Billings man wires $10,000 to the Dominican Republic to get his grandson out of jail in Quebec.

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Watch out for scams: Seniors get tips on how to avoid getting swindled

Watch out for scams: Seniors get tips on how to avoid getting swindled

HELENA -- "Stranger Danger" is not a new concept, but the warning often issued to children is also relevant to young adults and the elderly at risk of scams and financial crimes.

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Better Business: Resolve to improve your business practices in 2012

It’s that time of year when all of us are making (or breaking) New Year’s resolutions. While the logical ones for individuals include exercising, losing weight, getting healthy and saving money, businesses can follow the same steps, with a few tweaks.

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2 women arrested in connection to Livingston mail theft scheme

Two Livingston women are facing felony theft charges on accusations that they used a mail theft scheme to activate credit cards in other peoples' names.

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Fighting for troops' finances

Fighting for troops' finances

HELENA -- Payday loans, some believe, began way back among the Roman soldiers in the time of Caesar.

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Have You Heard: Moving toward firm business foundation

For now it’s just a wife-and-husband affair, but Magnum Development of Laurel is ready to buy a building and make more high-density insulated foundations.

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