Equifax Man. Steal It. Sell It.

JANUARY 26, 2019. What’s not to love? Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion, all high-jacked your data, regularly flog it to whomever they please, refuse you a slice, make you beg or pay for access, and then in Equifax’s case lose it. Where does that leave you? STOCKJAW takes a look.
Identity thieves, drug cartels, and the mob all behave in the above manner. After creating the problem, the credit cartels now want to sell you the “solution.” Sound familiar? Speaking solely for ourselves, we want some pay-back. But how? Can we make them work for us? They deal in your sensitive data, but can’t promise to keep it safe, even from their own bungling. Perhaps they can provide some safety from other thieves. In varying ways they’ve provided a process. Here’s precisely how. Continue reading Equifax Man. Steal It. Sell It.

Come Fly With Us.

FEBRUARY 11, 2018. They’re back. Just in time for ax season. The EquiClowns refuse to fully vanish from the footlights of financial farce. But you knew this was coming, as did we. #s are revised. And fraud #s are as a rule revised upward.

No. It’s not magnitude here, not this time. The fun facts hare involve what we now know they lost. What else could they lose? Done your taxes? Continue reading Come Fly With Us.

The Crash Engineers. $91-$7/d. Crash FAQ. Why We Just Got Screwed, Again.

FEBRUARY 7, 2018. Did you hear the rest of the FAQ? Yet another fabulous financial product turns to dust before our very eyes. More importantly, that creepy explosive “product,” the XIV, was why we all lost money, again. Really? Remember the rotten CDO, collateralize Debt Obligations? Same guys, again. Guess what? Regulators don’t seem to mind. It’s not their money vanishing down the pool drain. This is a job for Denzel. Remember the one where he’s working at Home Depot? Yeah–like that. Continue reading The Crash Engineers. $91-$7/d. Crash FAQ. Why We Just Got Screwed, Again.

Broom And Lock Down, Before the Rain Booms.

JANUARY 30, 2018. Debit and ATM/bank cards are wired directly to your stack. Electronic pirates know that. That’s why they “War Drive.” Have one of these cards? Most people do. Remember TJX? War Driving. Debit cards?
Branded? Or lowly ATM/bank card? Which and where should you use of these? We’re telling you which and we’re telling you where–including the sole place we’re comfortable using one of these. Know which one? We have two even better ideas.

Equifax lost what they stole and it was yours. That data’s a time bomb, and it’s tied to your leg. Limit the potential damage. Which is easier, locking it down(20 minutes) or attempting to mop up when it blows? Besides, they’ve got it coming–or you do if you do nothing. Continue reading Broom And Lock Down, Before the Rain Booms.