Tag: Fraud

What is a Payment Gateway?
Featured Article What is a Payment Gateway?

Payment gateways are a crucial tool in both ecommerce and brick-and-mortar sales, but many merchants don’t necessarily understand what their gateways do or why they really need to have one at all. With that in mind, the following is a quick refresher on what gateways are, how they work, and why they’re so important.    […]

Top E-Commerce Fraud Prevention Tools in 2021 Top E-Commerce Fraud Prevention Tools in 2021
Read MoreTop E-Commerce Fraud Prevention Tools in 2021

The coronavirus pandemic that rocked the world in 2020 saw people flock to the web for everything from entertainment to education to work to shopping, and beyond. But with that surge in web traffic came a surge in cyberattacks and ecommerce fraud. With payment fraud losses already set to reach $6.4 billion in 2021 prior […]

E-commerce Fraud Prevention Tips E-commerce Fraud Prevention Tips – 5 Ways to Reduce Your Exposure to Fraud and Data Theft
Read MoreE-commerce Fraud Prevention Tips – 5 Ways to Reduce Your Exposure to Fraud and Data Theft

Fraud is expensive. Not only does it have the potential to rob your ecommerce store of revenue and inventory, but, if left unchecked, it can also put you in the doghouse with card issuers and payment processors, driving up your fees as well. That makes combating fraud an important part of your online business strategy. […]

Chargeback Prevention Part Two: Is an Ounce of Chargeback Prevention Worth A Pound of Cure?
Read MorePart Two: Is an Ounce of Chargeback Prevention Worth A Pound of Cure?

In part one of this two-part series, we looked at some of the technology-based solutions merchants have available to them to catch fraud early on and stop it before it can result in chargebacks and lost revenues. In part two, we’ll look at the other side of the coin – legitimate chargebacks filed by customers […]

Merchant Services What Visa and MC Updated Dispute and Fraud Monitoring Programs Mean For You
Read MoreWhat Visa and MC Updated Dispute and Fraud Monitoring Programs Mean For You

For obvious reasons, the major credit card companies take fraud and excessive chargebacks very seriously, and companies like Visa and Mastercard have put forward thorough monitoring and tracking systems to try to prevent the losses associated with them. In October 2019, both companies made changes to their chargeback and fraud defense programs, and it’s important […]