Credit card skimmers are devices that store credit card information when a card is run through them so that a thief can then use such information to make fraudulent charges on the card, according to About.com. Such skimm... More »

Credit card companies investigate fraud by verifying all information associated with the account, speaking to the business entity where the money was spent and working with law enforcement to find the credit card thief. ... More »

Credit card companies that offer a cash back reward programs offer a percentage of charges made on the cards back to the card holder. Credit cards that offer rewards often charge higher annual fees than cards that do not... More »

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Mobile credit card readers scan the magnetic strip on the back of a credit card to obtain customer account information, as The Nest reports. This data then allows the reader to transmit a processing request to the custom... More »

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Credit cards are usable at store locations that accept credit payments and online merchants, states Forbes. People can also use credit cards for things like mortgage payments, rent and utilities. More »

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Credit card rewards points can be used to make online purchases, pay down a credit card balance, or add cash to a checking or savings account. How points can be used specifically and how they accumulate depends on the pa... More »

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Credit card spending limits often automatically increase after the credit card issuer reviews the account history and determines if the account holder should get a raise, informs U.S. World News & World Report. In the ev... More »

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