GDPR and the Importance of Compliance

What is the GDPR?

Implemented on May 25, 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is an EU law designed to provide additional protection for personal data, regulate how companies use collected data, and users’ right to privacy. The[…]

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American Express Security and Fraud Prevention Strategies

Preventing fraud is an important step towards safeguarding your business and protecting customer information. Many major card providers utilize a range of security features and fraud prevention strategies to ensure merchants and customers are[…]

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Visa Security Features and Fraud Prevention Strategies

Like every major credit card company, Visa takes fraud prevention very seriously. Using a selection of sophisticated card security features and an array of fraud prevention strategies, they enable merchants to accept card payments with a[…]

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MasterCard Security Features and Fraud Prevention Strategies

When customers pay by credit or debit card, there’s always a risk of fraud. However, card providers such as MasterCard implement a wide range of features to ensure the highest level of  security possible– preventing fraudulent transactions and[…]

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Top 5 Challenges in Online Payments and How to Overcome Them

Online merchants and consumers alike expect online buying and selling to be easy, efficient, and safe. Ecommerce transactions trigger complex automated processes that involve downstream players: banks and payment processors to name just two. In[…]

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How Merchants Can Identify Fake Credit Cards

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4 Security Best Practices for eCommerce Sites

Retail ecommerce sales were valued at over $5 trillion in 2016, and projected to reach over $8 trillion in 2020, according to a 2016 Juniper Research study.  With the rise in ecommerce, however, comes an increase in fraud attempts.  Juniper found[…]

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P2PE for Merchants

Security is a top priority for merchants. Maintaining high levels of security is essential for avoiding fraud and keeping cardholder data secure.  Evidence that you are meeting high security standards boosts customer confidence, increasing your[…]

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A Merchant’s Guide to Credit Card Failure Codes

When a credit card is declined, it’s useful to know what the accompanying credit card failure code means and what you should do about it.

Here is an explanatory guide of the most common credit card failure codes and the actions you should take[…]

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The 3 Most Common Types of Chargebacks and How You Can Prevent Them

According to the LexisNexis 2016 True Cost of Fraud study, online merchants report that 49% of fraud-related revenue loss is a direct result of chargebacks. By beginning to understand online fraud and why chargebacks occur, you can take steps to[…]

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