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Why single-use credit card numbers could stop credit card fraud, what the Dow and dogs have in common, and more

By Jennifer Pellet

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A Real Steal
It's every consumer's nightmare. You open a credit cardbill to find a total that takes your breath away--not to mention adizzying list of unfamiliar charges. With an increasing number ofonline transactions, more cardholders are experiencing thatscenario firsthand. In fact, 1 in 20 online consumers were victimsof credit fraud in 2001, according to market research firm GartnerInc.

But now, with single-use credit card numbers, you no longer haveto forego the convenience of shopping online to guard againsthaving your credit card number-or worse, your identity-swiped fromonline merchants' databanks by hackers.

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