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Fraud in the Headlines

Posted on Tuesday, December 13, 2016

It seems that nary a week goes by without headlines illuminating a major breach at a retailer, government agency, or other organization. From credit card theft to unlawful access to personal information, fraud is all around us.

While Kount’s focus is providing crucial technology for online merchants, payment processors, and other card-not-present businesses to decrease fraud, we are well aware that fraud extends far beyond payments. Across the world, people and organizations are targets of fraud every day. Let’s take a look some of the recent news around fraud, and what they have in common.

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Topics: payments, fraud

Chargebacks? Better Dash!

Posted on Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Why Amazon’s Latest Innovation Could Have Your Customers ‘Dashing’ to claim a Chargeback

The Internet of Things (IoT) gained its newest member this week as Amazon brought its Dash buttons to the UK market. The £4.99 Wi-Fi-enabled pieces of plastic, already familiar in the US, allow consumers to bring one-click shopping into their homes and order a specific household product from over 40 brands, all at the push of a button.

However, when the worlds of IoT and Card Not Present (CNP) payments combine, the ensuing potential for fraud could leave you wishing you had a button with Kount’s name on it for an emergency order of anti-chargeback advice.

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Topics: chargebacks, payments, apparel retailer

Kount: Going for Gold at the Payments Olympics

Posted on Tuesday, August 9, 2016

As the 2016 Olympic Games begins with a bang this week, over 11,000 athletes from 206 nations across the globe have descended on Rio de Janeiro, competing over 16 days to propel their country to the top of the medals chart in a spectacle of sporting prowess.

But the world’s greatest sportsmen and sportswomen aren’t the only ones competing for the top step on their respective podiums in 2016. As the world of ecommerce enters awards season, we flexed our competitive muscle this week with the announcement of four separate Payment, Retail Systems and Retail Fraud award nominations.

The shortlists are in recognition of some of Kount’s outstanding performances in the last 12 months, and, in highly topical style, we’ve re-imagined the conventional Olympics as a Payments and Anti-Fraud tournament to compare three of our nominations with two sporting events that we’d be sprinting to gold in.

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Topics: payments, olympics

Kount Supports Apple Pay. And Bitcoin. And Goats, Depending on What Payments You Accept

Posted on Thursday, October 23, 2014

This week marks the end of the payments industry as we know it. Unless you have the latest iDevice with Apple Pay, say goodbye to snagging that latte on the way to work. Or picking up groceries at Whole Foods. Or paying for gas at Texaco. Or anywhere else that accepts Apple’s new payment platform.

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Topics: Apple Pay, payments, Bitcoin

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