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Fatal cab driver shooting raises safety questions

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.

Wednesday - 06/05/2013, 04:56pm EDT

Tags: police, Crime, fatal shooting, D.C. Taxicab Commission, taxi driver, robbery, Jim Graham, Mary Cheh, Andrew Mollenbeck

More area cabs moving to credit cards

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.

Sunday - 06/02/2013, 01:03pm EDT

Tags: taxi, Alexandria,

DC taxis to take credit cards by Aug. 31

Taxicabs in the District of Columbia will be required to accept credit and debit cards by the end of August.

Thursday - 05/09/2013, 02:54am EDT

Tags: taxi, D.C. Taxicab Commission,


Study finds credit cards provide better fraud protection

With cash being used less frequently for everyday purchases, fraud is a legitimate concern for many consumers who swipe plastic at the checkout line.

Saturday - 02/09/2013, 08:20am EST

Tags: debit cards, fraud, del walters,

Stores know how to get customer cash

Retailers know their customers better than shoppers think.

Monday - 11/26/2012, 04:39am EST

Tags: the fiscal times, shopping, veronica robinson

Lighten your wallet to prevent identity theft

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.

Thursday - 09/06/2012, 07:32am EDT

Tags: Kiplingers, david burd, identity theft,

Credit card rebate

What happens if your credit card company cancels your card just before you are due a sizable cash reward rebate?

Friday - 05/18/2012, 12:01pm EDT

Tags: Shirley Rooker, Call for Action,

Unethical debt collection

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.

Friday - 05/18/2012, 12:01am EDT

Tags: Shirley Rooker, Call for Action, debt, Fair Debt Collection Practices Act,

Think twice before tossing out credit card receipts

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.

Sunday - 04/01/2012, 07:54am EDT

Tags: veronica robinson

Tweet your way to AmEx deals

American Express is offering exclusive deals to its 97 million existing card holders through Twitter. For AmEx, it's a way to attract new customers.For Twitter, it's the latest step to create a moneymaking business model through advertising and promotions.

Thursday - 03/08/2012, 04:14am EST

Tags: AMEX, Twitter, michelle basch, WTOP Saves You Money, American Express,

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