Identity Theft – Beware of Phishing Attacks!Written by Charles Essmeier
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steal your identity?
There are several tips to help identify phishing expeditions. The first is greeting. “Dear valued customer” is an odd greeting from a company that has a database that contains your name, address, Social Security number and credit card. Any company with whom you do business that legitimately wants to contact you will probably do so by name. Look for misspelled words. Phishing expeditions often come from foreign senders who often mangle English text of message rather badly, combining both bad grammar and bad spelling. Check links in messages. The link may say www.eBay.com, but if you move your mouse over link, you may see something like “htttp://200.118.105…” on bottom line of your e-mail program, indicating that link is a fake. Should you click on link, you’ll be taken to a page that looks just like real Website, but why take chance?
If you need to contact your bank, credit card company, or online auction house, either go to their Website directly or call them. Never click on a link in a message that threatens you with account suspension; if a company with whom you do business has issues with your account, they will probably contact you by phone or mail. These individuals who use these phishing tips are getting more clever all time. It pays to be suspicious. If you aren’t, you may end up a victim of identity theft.
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Which Business Credit Cards with Reward are the Best?Written by Jeff Lakie
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If you are looking for a credit card to help you better manage your business expenses, Advanta Platinum Business Card might be just what you are looking for. It has a credit line of up to $50,000.00, a low APR for up to twelve months, and gives you a customized credit card, with your business name on it. Likewise, Advanta Platinum with Cash Back Rewards has same great advantages of Platinum Business Card, but with added rewards, like a choice of 5% cash back or travel related reward points. It also has a no-interest APR, but with this card, introductory period lasts for fifteen months, giving you an extended opportunity to save even more money for your business.
There are many business credit cards with rewards on market, which offer great rewards plans for both small businesses and large corporations. All you need to do is to decide which ones to apply for!
Jeff Lakie is the founder of Credit Card Resources a website providing information on credit cards