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Double Take: Subtle Ways Fraudsters Are Taking Your Data

Posted on Thursday, July 14, 2016

Whether it’s a Nigerian Prince in your inbox or credit card skimmers at the ATM, fraudsters can be found anywhere vying for your information. While you might have put your fraud goggles on to see past these traps, fraudsters are constantly evolving and creating new ways to steal your data that might not be caught at first glance. Here are some of the different ways they’re gathering your data that’ll make you take a closer look.

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Topics: EMV, fraudsters, card skimmers

Ac(K)ount Takeover Part 1: What is Account Takeover?

Posted on Thursday, April 14, 2016

Account takeover is as common in the fraud world as fish in the sea. While it’s been around for awhile, it’s gained significant traction as a new buzzword and one of the most popular types of fraud today. It’s become so widespread, we not only have one – but two – posts to examine how it works and what you need to beware of. Today, we take a look at what it is and how it works.

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Topics: EMV, fraudster, account takeover

4 Reasons You May Get Slammed By Record Holiday Chargebacks

Posted on Monday, February 1, 2016

Early reports indicate the 2015 holiday season was the best ever for eCommerce sales!

But these record sales are also likely to generate record chargebacks in the coming weeks and months. Why? Fraud is the number one cause of chargebacks. In fact, fraud will account for nearly 2 out of 3 chargebacks incurred during the holiday season.

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Topics: chargebacks, EMV, online fraud

Hold Your Horses – Thoughts on What WON'T Happen in 2016

Posted on Friday, January 15, 2016

Happy New Year, all. As you may have seen, we ended 2015 with a bang and now it’s time to look forward to 2016. When scrolling through your RSS reader and social media feeds, you may have come across a few too many predictions for 2016. We’ve seen the outlandish and the very far-fetched crystal ball forecasts. And we’re here to level set.

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Topics: EMV, wearables, online payments

From the Door Bustin’ Black Friday to the Fraud-Lovin’ Cyber Monday

Posted on Thursday, December 10, 2015

The door busting deals of Black Friday have come and gone, with a greater emphasis on “bust.” More consumers have eschewed the 5 a.m. lines and avoided being featured in the shopping rage footage (we can argue if they’re fake or not but, that’s beside the point.) Even NerdWallet reported that Black Friday’s deals were lackluster and too similar to last year to be noteworthy. Instead, we’ve also seen the door has busted on Black Friday and made way for Cyber Monday.

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Topics: Cyber Monday, EMV, Black Friday

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