A Reminder for 2017: Credit Card Fraud is Alive and Well

A Reminder for 2017: Credit Card Fraud is Alive and Well

We’re not big on New Year’s resolutions here, but there are a few things e-commerce merchants might want to take under consideration, if not already, for 2017 regarding credit card fraud. It’s going to get worse. As a reminder, with the U.S. migrating from credit cards with the magnetic stripe to those with the microchip,…

’Tis the Season: Know These Friendly Fraud Signs

’Tis the Season: Know These Friendly Fraud Signs

Chargebacks and friendly fraud know no season. They happen year-round and are a perpetual issue for e-commerce merchants. But come the holidays, they increase significantly. For e-commerce merchants, this is the time to fight back. Merchants who can identify the signs of friendly fraud and curb chargebacks over the holidays can set the tone for…

How Does Frank Abagnale Protect Himself From Identity Theft?

How Does Frank Abagnale Protect Himself From Identity Theft?

There is a case of identity theft every two seconds in the U.S., said fraud expert Frank Abagnale. There were 60 billion cases in the last 12 months alone. Mr. Abagnale outlined instances of how an individual’s personal information is at risk, and there were many: The office manager at your doctor’s office that scans…

Wait…I Never Opened an Online Shopping Account at Walmart

Wait…I Never Opened an Online Shopping Account at Walmart

On Thursday morning, I received an e-mail from Walmart.com stating, ‘Congrats on creating your Walmart account.’ It looked legitimate, spot-on actually. I even hovered over the links to see the e-mail addresses to which they are linked — all legitimate, but I didn’t dare click, airing on the side of caution. The ‘Congrats’ message was sent…