Surprising Credit Card Benefits
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Credit cards don’t just make it easier to shop – they also provide a number of free benefits that many consumers aren’t aware of. As long as you use credit responsibly and pay off your balance in full and on time every month, you might consider paying for more of your purchases with credit instead of debit or cash. When you pay with credit, you can get help from your credit card company if you don’t get what you paid for, change your mind, find a lower price or need some extra cash.

Chargebacks
If a company doesn’t make good on a product or service you paid for and won’t refund your money, your credit card company might. The process is called a chargeback. The credit card company refunds the money to you and then charges the cost to the business. The credit card company may require you to meet some conditions, such as disputing the charge within a given timeframe, making a good faith effort to resolve the problem with the merchant first and providing a tracking number to prove tha…………… continues on San Francisco Chronicle

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Couple Arrested for Credit Card Fraud
News from LoanSafe:

(Source: Beatriz E. Valenzuela Daily Press, Victorville, Calif. (MCT) –    HESPERIA • A couple was arrested Thursday morning for racking up about $ 1,500 in bills on a victim’s business credit card, San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Hesperia station officials said.

B r i t t a ny S p i vey, 26, and Ronald James Lancaster, 28 — who was on post release community supervision through G ov. Je r r y B row n’s Prison Realignment Plan of Assembly Bill 109 — were arrested Thursday for commercial burglary, grand theft and fraudulent use of a credit card.

On Feb. 7, the victim reported he had lost his business credit card and it had been used throughout the Victor Valley numerous times, according to Sue Rose, spokeswoman for the Hesperia station.

Detective Mike New learned Lancaster and Spivey might have been in possession of the card and was able to obtain a search warrant for their home in the 12800 block of Ethan Street in Victorville.

New, along with members of the Hesperia SMASH Gang Team, served the warrant at the home at about 9 a.m. and arrested the couple.

Investigators learned Lancaster was on prob at i o n t h ro u gh A B 109 from a previous second-degree burglary conviction. According to court docum…………… continues on LoanSafe

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