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Podcast 117: Yaron Samid, BillGuard

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Today’s guest on the Consumerism Commentary Podcast is Yaron Samid, founder and CEO of the personal finance security service BillGuard.

Yaron talks to Tom Dziubek and discusses how BillGuard works, fraudulent credit and debit card transactions, how BillGuard detects these potentially fraudulent transactions and how it notifies their customers.

Consumerism Commentary Podcast #117
Yaron Samid, BillGuard: S05E13 / 140

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Table of contents

[00:00] Introduction from Tom Dziubek
[00:36] Interview with Yaron Samid
[00:49] About BillGuard
[01:26] Card fraud
[02:58] How BillGuard learns about potential fraud
[06:00] Other examples of fraud or unexpected charges
[07:44] How and when BillGuard notifies people
[10:44] Tricks used by unscrupulous merchants
[13:41] Getting help getting refunds
[15:11] Never use your debit card to reserve hotels or rent cars
[18:14] BillGuard’s security
[19:03] BillGuard’s funding
[21:05] End

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Luke Landes, also known as Flexo, is the founder of Consumerism Commentary. He has been blogging and writing for the internet since 1995 and has been building online communities since 1991. Find out more about him and follow Luke Landes on Twitter. View all articles by .

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avatar wylerassociate ♦905 (Dime)

this was an interesting podcast. I liked what yaron said about the merchant transaction liability score.The tidbit about not reserving hotels or rental cars with your debit card is good information.

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