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Card Fraud and Account Takeovers Continue to Haunt Multiple Industries, Says IDology

Credit, debit, and prepaid card fraud shows no signs of retreat, finds the Sixth Annual Fraud Report from IDology, an Atlanta-based identity-verification company. Sixty-seven percent of executive respondents to an IDology survey said card-based fraud is most prevalent among their industries. That compares to 65% in 2017. Other fraud types …

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Account Takeovers And Digital-Goods Fraud Attacks Show No Signs of Abating

Merchants selling digital goods were dealt a heavy blow last year as the fraud rate for the category soared 167%, finds the Fraud Attack Index from online-fraud prevention specialist Forter and the Merchant Risk Council, a merchant group that addresses fraud prevention. Released Tuesday, the index also found that account …

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As SIM-Swapping Fuels Account Takeovers, Payfone Patents Tech to Fight It

Consumers may not realize it, but their mobile phone is a gateway for criminals to take over their bank accounts. In a fast-growing scam known as SIM swapping, criminals transfer the phone number associated with a consumer’s mobile phone to the SIM card embedded in a mobile phone in their …

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Account Takeover: Just a Phone Call Away

By Adam Elliott This insidious fraud is on the rise, but some due diligence in checking phone-number changes can do much to combat it, says Adam Elliott. A bank customer using an online banking portal requests a large wire transfer. The bank is suspicious, so it contacts the customer using …

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How Account Takeovers Complicate the Battle to Control Fraud on Mobile Wallets

Issuers contending with payment card fraud will have to factor in mobile wallets, especially as the battle to thwart account takeovers intensifies. A majority of issuers—56%—said they cannot further reduce account takeovers without hurting the customer experience, according to a card-issuer fraud study released recently by LexisNexis Risk Solutions and …

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POS Fraud Slipping, but Watch Out for Account Takeovers and Online Fraud: Report

Point-of-sale payment card fraud will be easing off thanks largely to the introduction of EMV chip card payments to the United States in the next few years. But fraudsters, according to a new report from Javelin Strategy & Research, will be back in stores armed with cards using stolen credentials …

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Eye on Security: Account Takeovers And PayPal’s New ‘Bug Bounty’

A recent survey of financial institutions and service providers shows that while attempted takeovers of financial accounts by computer hackers and thieves increased last year, the percentage of successful takeovers dropped. Meanwhile, PayPal Inc. announced a program to pay security researchers for finding flaws in its system. In its second …

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Account Takeover Fraud Starts to Plague Businesses, AFP Study Shows

Checks caused most of the losses suffered by businesses victimized by payment fraud in 2010, which is no surprise. Businesses, however, are now falling victim to newer types of fraud, particularly account takeovers, that fraudsters have used against consumers in recent years, according to the Association for Financial Professionals’ latest …

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Behavioral Solutions Arrive to Fight a Fast-Rising Plague of Account-Takeover Losses

With massive data breaches hitting the headlines and account-takeover fraud booming, payments players are scrambling for solutions. One possibility is so-called behavioral biometrics, a science that tries to detect imposters’ fraudulent activity in real time by comparing their online behavior with the known patterns of a genuine user. The latest …

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Partnerships Will Fuel the Tablet Takeover

Making mobile POS work seamlessly for merchants of all sizes is a daunting job, one best tackled by partnering with multiple specialists, says Paul Rasori. A recent IHL report projects significant growth in the tablet point-of-sale market through 2019, upwards of a 27% compound annual growth rate. To those of …

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