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Simple Merchant fraud avoidance tips

Posted by Singular on Aug 1, 2018 10:12:00 AM

As a busy merchant, you process card payments daily and you may have a large staff with different people handling those payments throughout the day, which makes implementing fraud avoidance procedures a little trickier. Here are some quick and easy tips you can incorporate today.

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Topics: credit card fraud, avoid chargebacks, fraud

The Truth About Transaction Laundering

Posted by Danielle Lafontaine on Jun 22, 2016 12:00:00 AM

Cyber-criminals are always lurking to find the best place to hijack some legitimate deal in an effort to sell illicit goods and services online…where these crooks breed. One of the latest popular scams is transaction laundering through payment processors and in recent months it has become a favorite of drug dealers, sex service procurers and other similar corrupt dealings. The problem is many people have yet to hear about this and studies at EverCompliant indicate that “as many as 6%-10% of additional unauthorized ecommerce sites that banks are processing may not know the illicit activities they are backing without their consent or awareness.”

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Topics: transaction laundering, payment processing, singular payments, fraud liability, fraud, merchant service scams, merchant services

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