Hamilton Nolan · 04/21/14 09:42AM

"The average credit card interest rate for people with fair credit has hit a shocking 21 percent, up more than 2 percent from only a year ago."

Bank of America Sends Credit Card Offer to "Lisa Is a Slut McIntire"

Taylor Berman · 02/06/14 04:18PM

On Thursday, freelance writer Lisa McIntire's mother received a credit card offer from Bank of America sort of addressed to her daughter. There was one tiny difference, though, in the name; instead of Lisa McIntire, the letter was addressed to a "Lisa Is a Slut McIntire."

Bernie Madoff Was a Great Boss

Hamilton Nolan · 10/22/13 04:00PM

You heard of this fella, Bernie Madoff? Runs some sort of money management place in Midtown. Great guy to work for. The best. If you're job-hunting, that is absolutely the man you wanna work for.

Happy Monday: 1.5 Million Credit Cards Were Stolen By Hackers

Adrian Chen · 04/02/12 09:38AM

It was revealed Friday that hackers had hit the credit card payment processor Global Payments, and stolen potentially millions of Mastercard and Visa customer details in January and February. But on Sunday, Global Payments said in a press release that actually "less than 1,500,000 card numbers may have been exported." Heh, exported—like a fine, fraudulent wine.

How to Steal 200,000 Bank Accounts With Your Web Browser

Adrian Chen · 06/14/11 09:53AM

You know what should be one of the hardest things in the world to do? Break into a bank and make off with tens of thousands of bank accounts. But hackers waltzed into Citigroup's website and did just that without breaking a sweat.

Won't You Help James O'Keefe Pay off His 'Major Credit Card Debt'?

Jim Newell · 03/23/11 10:57AM

Conservative prankster James O'Keefe, the artless cad behind heavily edited video "stings" on NPR, ACORN, and other enemies of the state, has been paying for all of his work on his and his buddies' credit cards. Apparently it costs a lot of money to carry a camera and act like a jackass — $50,000, as it happens! So won't you be a peach and give him $50,000, or perhaps even $1 million? This is James O'Keefe's plea in an email to supporters.

What a Stolen Credit Card Costs on the Digital Black Market

Adrian Chen · 01/20/11 10:12PM

Cybercriminals have gotten so sophisticated recently that their operations are almost indistinguishable from the legit businesses they rip off. Here's a "menu" of services offered by cybercriminals, including working physical credit cards and fake storefronts to scam unsuspecting Internet users.

Burn Your Credit Cards Now

Hamilton Nolan · 07/27/10 03:22PM

The Way We Live Now: paying later. Down the road our situation will more favorably facilitate the repayment of loans taken on credit that we cannot currently afford. We have faith! Faith is American! We won't be broke—later!