Will December credit card spending bring January remorse?

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Will December credit card spending bring January remorse?
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11/28/2012 6:44 PM

 by Maryalene LaPonsie from Money-Rates.com in Personal Finance, Banking and Loans

While Frank Sinatra may have crooned about having a “merry little Christmas,” retailers estimate many consumers may be planning a merry large Christmas with respect to holiday shopping.

The National Retail Federation forecasts holiday spending will see a 4.1 percent bump this year to a total of $ 586.1 billion. That’s an average of $ 749.51 per holiday shopper.

Meanwhile, a

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Police smash global gang behind 500000 Aussie credit card thefts
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POLICE have busted an international organised crime gang which allegedly committed the biggest theft of credit card data in Australia’s history.

Computer hackers from a Romanian syndicate got access to 100 small retail outlets where the credit card details of up to 500,000 Australians were stored.

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Three charged in plot to use stolen credit cards

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Three charged in plot to use stolen credit cards
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Three Brooklyn, N.Y., men face a slew of charges after they were involved in a scheme in which they attempted to buy goods from Walgreens, 1333 E. Putnam Ave., Riverside, using stolen credit cards, police said.

When police arrived at the store early Monday morning, two men matching the subjects’ descriptions were walking out of the store. Upon being told to stop, the men refused and got into a waiting Nissan Maxima with Florida plates, police said.

The driver did not obey police orders to stop, and the car left the area at a high rate of speed without its lights on, according to police.

The car continued west on East Putnam Avenue, ignoring the lights and sirens of a marked Greenwich police car attempting to stop it, police said.

While the chase was occurring, the occupants were tossing items out of their car, according to police.

Once police finally stopped the car, they found numerous pre-paid credit cards, some of which were altered, according to police.

The driver was identified as Stephon McDonald, 24, of 785 Macon St. The other two men were identified as Jerome B. Harris, 27, of 489 Hancock St., Apt. A, and Kahlil D. Ramsey, 18, of 282 Kosciusko St., Apt. B.

They were all charged with four counts of unlawful reproduction of a credit card, four counts of credit card theft, receiving goods or services obtai…………… continues on Greenwich Time

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