‘It wasn’t a mistake’: Mercury customer says she paid her credit card balance by the due date. She was still charged $55 interest

Credit card interest rates can be incredibly high. According to CNBC, “the average consumer paid a 22.8% interest rate on their credit card balance at the end of 2023, the highest since the Federal Reserve began tracking data in 1994.” Although these rates are high, it’s generally easy to avoid spending money on them so …

Man Realizes Something Isn’t Right As He’s Paying At 7/11, And Ends Up Finding A Credit Card Skimmer Stealing His Info

With prices rising everyday, even going to convenience stores like 7/11 can leave you feeling like you’re being robbed. A bag of chips for $7?!? A pint of ice cream for eight? It’s hard to justify even getting small snacks when you’re paying so much for so little. But according to TikTok user @theresastoneinmyboot, there’s …

‘But anxiety makes me do these weird things’: Cashier says don’t do this if your card declines

Few things are as uncomfortable as having a credit or debit card declined, and the sting of embarrassment can easily make you panic. The best thing to do is keep calm, but what is the worst thing you can do? One restaurant worker has gone viral with his answer. TikToker Jeremy Beckstead (@jeremybeckstead) recently told …

‘You telling me people don’t read the terms and conditions??’: Expert warns why you should never take cash out of the ATM with your credit card

A financial expert warned people against ever using their credit card during a withdrawal at the ATM.  Amanda and Siobhán are the founders of Hiver Academy. It’s an organization that aims to help people build financial literacy and feel confident when it comes to their money. Recently, Amanda took to the company’s TikTok account (@hiveracademy) …

‘I couldn’t call anyone’: Verizon customer warns latest iOS update may corrupt your iPhone SIM Card

A recent iOS update has iPhone users around the country reporting SIM failure problems with their phones. As noted in a recent viral video, some people who have installed the latest version of iOS have reported that their phones are suddenly losing signal or reporting that they have no SIM card. In some cases, users …

Horrible Neighbor Broke Into His House And Stole His Credit Card, So He Involved The Police. Now His Neighbor’s Wife Is Begging Him Not To Press Charges.

It’s an awful thing when a thief breaks into your apartment, but what if your neighbor is the one encroaching on your space? The cherry on top is when they pretend to be innocent. Today’s story is about a guy who shares his story about his drunken neighbor and his paper-thin excuses. This is crazy …

‘Credit card fees boutta go crazy’: Customer shows new ‘cashless’ way to leave a tip

Is the tip jar about to go the way of the compact disc? The analog cash-only version of the tip jar we’re all used to seeing on countertops and bars now faces some digital competition, but a tip-weary public might not be ready for it. Consumers got a glimpse of the “new digital way to …

Newsletter: 7-Eleven card skimmer scam revealed

The internet is chaotic—but we’ll break it down for you in one daily email. Sign up for the Daily Dot’s web_crawlr newsletter here to get the best (and worst) of the internet straight into your inbox. Hello fellow web crawlers! Andrew here. Welcome to today’s edition of web_crawlr.  I hope you had a good holiday! Things look just a …

Couple Usually Pays For Each Other’s Birthday Dinners, But When He Orders 8 Drinks On His Sober Girlfriend’s Credit Card, She Is Furious

Social drinking is a part of American, if not human, culture. Going out to happy hour after your shift, or celebrating an accomplishment with a few beers at the bar? Perfect. But when the person you’re with doesn’t drink at all, things can get a little tricky. That being said, most people are fine with …

‘When your card declines in therapy’: This ‘Adventure’ Time sound makes for sensational trauma dumping

We don’t have little diaries with a lock and key anymore—we have TikTok. Much to the chagrin of some therapists on the platform, it has become our one-stop shop for trauma dumping, and nothing shows that better than this classic Adventure Time-themed sound. The sound @1araquinn ♬ remember you – Dominurmom As a soulful guitar …

‘I almost fell for it’: Expert issues warning on Sephora gift card ‘scam’

An expert on reading fine print posted a TikTok saying a Sephora gift card hack that’s going viral is a scam. He says the user promoting the gift cards is also using a stolen identity.  Sean (@seansvv) has gained 1.4 million views and over 125,000 likes on his video as of publication. He added an …

Woman Uses Her EBT Card To Reward Herself At Starbucks And Folks Are Shaming Her For It

Food stamps are vital for people who need them and there’s absolutely no reason why people who do shouldn’t get treats once in a while! In our lives we are all at risk at one time or another of losing a job, or winding up in a situation where we need a little help and …