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Tuesday's fatal shooting of a District cab driver served as a wakeup call to D.C. officials who just adopted a new law requiring some safety improvements but not going as a far as the Taxi commission had sought.
The Alexandria City Council this week moved to require all cabs in the city to accept credit cards by September, with fares remaining the same. And this weekend, the first D.C. cabs with credit-card readers are on the road. With them comes a new fare structure.
Taxicabs in the District of Columbia will be required to accept credit and debit cards by the end of August.
With cash being used less frequently for everyday purchases, fraud is a legitimate concern for many consumers who swipe plastic at the checkout line.
Retailers know their customers better than shoppers think.
It might be time to lose some weight in the wallet and your purse. Not only will it make sitting more comfortable, it could keep you and your identity safe.
What happens if your credit card company cancels your card just before you are due a sizable cash reward rebate?
A letter stated Karen had an account that was never paid, and the sender offered her a new credit card to use in paying off the debt.
It seems like these days, thieves will stop at nothing to steal your identity or financial information. Don't settle for just taking precautions online and at ATMs -- keep an eye on receipts, as well.
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