Employer exposed worker identities

Mar 28, 2011 Matt Roesly

A company in Wichita, Kansas, exposed employees' identities when it dumped thousands of documents containing Social Security numbers, addresses and other personal information in an unsecured dumpster, KWCH reports.Lone Star Business Solutions,


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Business owners should stay alert for card fraud

Mar 28, 2011 Brian Bradley

A payment card fraud scheme popular in the late 90s and early 2000s has recently resurfaced in France and is affecting an American branch of the International Airline Employees Federal Credit Union.Instead of using stolen credit card numbers,


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Credit unions will sue to recoup lost funding

Mar 28, 2011 Brian Bradley

The National Credit Union Administration is preparing a lawsuit against some of the nation's biggest investment banks for billions of dollars it claims were lost during the financial meltdown, The Wall Street Journal reports. The NCUA's


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Employer to pay $5.9M for improper screening practices

Mar 28, 2011 Matt Roesly

A federal judge recently ruled that an employer must pay $5.9 million to its workers and job applicants for improper use of criminal background checks.The workers and applicants brought the Fair Credit Reporting Act lawsuits against First Student


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Credit agencies show slip in mortgage default rate

Mar 28, 2011 Brian Bradley

Fewer consumers defaulted on their mortgages and all other lines of credit during February, according to a new report from Standard & Poor's and Experian. The company's monthly Consumer Credit Default Indices, which offer a glimpse


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