Never Miss Another Deal - Follow DansDeals on FacebookIt seems like a big company reports a data breach every other day. Last week I wrote about the Equifax data breach settlement. Capital One announced today that they experienced a breach that affected 100 million people in the US. 33 year old Paige Thompson has been arrested in connection with the breach. Capital One says that they believe it is unlikely that she disseminated the data or used it for fraud. No credit card account numbers or log-in credentials were compromised Over 99 percent of Social Security numbers were not compromised. Compromised information included data that Capital One collects at the time it receives credit card applications: Names, addresses, zip codes/postal codes, phone numbers, email addresses, dates of birth, and self-reported income. Credit scores, credit limits, balances, payment history, contact information Fragments of transaction data from a total of 23 days during 2016, 2017 and 2018 About … [Read more...] about Step Right Up: Capital One Is The Latest To Report A Data Breach
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-Find more articles like this by clicking on the “Trip Notes” tab on top of the DansDeals banner at the top of this site. I flew last week to Chicago to experience the tail end of Star MegaDo 4. Hundreds of frequent flyer enthusiasts from forums like Flyertalk and Milepoint get together and fly around the world together and meet with various airline and hotel executives. Star of course refers to Star Alliance. A DO (pronounced like the word do or due) is simply a get-together while a MegaDo is a really big get together. Space to attend these events is always quite limited and there is a cost from $1,000 up to $5,000 depending on how much of the event you want to attend (domestic or international+domestic) and what class you’ll be sitting in on the plane. Participants were treated to flying a brand new United 787 Dreamliner among many other goodies. I was invited to attend the United portion of the DO in Chicago for free so that’s what I’ll talk about. … [Read more...] about Trip Report: United DO 2012 In Chicago
In the modern economy, credit is everything. From the perspective of lenders, customers are only as trustworthy as their credit rating. But what is this all-important metric, and how can you make sure that yours is as robust as possible? This article will lay out some of the best ways to check and monitor your credit score in Canada. Staying on top of borrowing and debt isn't always easy, but with the right tools at your disposal, it's much easier to protect your credit rating and access funds whenever you need them. What is a good credit score in Canada? First off, some basics. Credit refers to the act of lending money, which tends to mean banks and mortgage lenders in Canada. This often boils down to an assessment of how trustworthy individual borrowers are, which is based on their history of borrowing and repayments, among other things. If this checks out, lenders will look upon you much more favorably. However, banks can't be expected to research every single transaction or … [Read more...] about How to Check Your Credit for Free in Canada
Continued from:Round-The-World Trip Notes, Part 1: Khao Lak, Thailand. Round-The-World Trip Notes, Part 2: Chiang Mai, Thailand. Here are some more trip notes from the round-the-world trip my wife and I took for a month between December 2010 and January 2011. Australia had long been on my bucket list, so it was really exciting to finally make it down under! I hope these notes will prove useful for somebody. You can read more of my trip reports by clicking on the trip notes tab. This trip was made possible by AA’s unique OneWorld award chart where we flew around the world in first class for the cost of opening up a few credit cards. With myriad of rules it’s not designed for beginners though. I helped prepare for the trip down under with info from the Australia Master thread on the DansDeals Forums,-Fodor’s Australia-Lonely Planet Australia-Lonely Planet Discover Australia (More of a “cliffs notes” guide than a comprehensive guide, but has … [Read more...] about Round-The-World Trip Notes, Part 3: Melbourne, Australia.