Wednesday , October 17, 2018

Fraud & Security

Tru Shop-by-Payment Launches and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 10/16/18

Payments-networking provider Transaction Network Services has agreed to acquire Advam, an Australian provider of unattended and e-commerce payments processing. Terms were not disclosed. E-commerce technology provider tru Payments LLC launched tru Shop-by-Payment, a cloud-based service that lets consumers shop for a new car and auto financing at the same time. Bill-payment specialist …

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COMMENTARY: Millennials, Check-Fraud Scams, and Three Practical Solutions: Part II

Check scams come in many forms. It could start with someone offering to buy something you advertised in the newspaper, on Craigslist, or eBay. Or someone could offer to pay you to do work at home, give you an “advance” on a sweepstake you’ve supposedly won, or pay the first …

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COMMENTARY: Millennials, Check-Fraud Scams, and Three Practical Solutions: Part I

In the 2002 Oscar-nominated movie “Catch Me if You Can,” the audience meets one of the greatest con artists of the 1960s, Frank Abagnale (played by Leonardo DiCaprio). In addition to faking his identity and several professions (e.g., airline pilot, surgeon), Abagnale cashed over $2.5 million worth of forged checks …

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Help With ETA Self-Regulation Program Debuts and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 10/4/18

Among debit card issuers Apple Pay made up 77% of mobile-wallet transactions, Auriemma Consulting Group said in an analysis of mobile wallets. Samsung Pay and Google made up 17% and 6% of transactions, respectively. Rich Consulting and Double Diamond Group launched a suite of services to aid acquirers, independent sales …

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SpotOn Buys EmaginePOS and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 10/3/18

Payments and software provider SpotOn Transact LLC  acquired EmaginePOS, a vendor of point-of-sale software for restaurants and bars. Terms were not announced. Business-services provider CSG Systems International Inc. bought Forte Payment Systems Inc., an independent sales organization, for an undisclosed amount. Credit and debit card information of more than 28,000 …

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ControlScan Working With P97 Networks On M-Payments Security

P97 Networks Inc., the Houston-based company behind mobile wallets from Gulf Pay and Phillips 66, will work with data-security provider ControlScan Inc. on controls for mobile-payment services. Announced Tuesday, the deal is targeted at convenience stores and fuel retailers, quick-serve restaurants, and related merchants. Alpharetta, Ga.-based ControlScan will be tied into …

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In Effect Seven Years, Durbin’s Interchange Caps Still Roil the Waters of the Payments World

The debit interchange controls of the Durbin Amendment went into effect seven years ago Monday, and to mark the occasion the Electronic Payments Coalition issued its latest salvo in what appears to be a never-ending feud over that law. According to survey results released by the EPC, 52% of registered …

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In Boarding New Accounts And Reducing Abandonment, Biometrics May Be Nearing the Mainstream

Biometric authentication may be coming into its own as a tool to aid financial institutions and payments companies in serving their customers. At financial institutions, as much as $20.75 million is saved annually using biometric authentication instead of SMS one-time password services, says Reston, Va.-based Daon Inc., a biometric-services company, …

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Financial Institutions’ Costs Increase to $2.92 for Every Dollar of Fraud, Says LexisNexis Risk Solutions

Financial institutions, like their retailer counterparts, are feeling the effects of fraud through higher costs. For every dollar of fraud a financial institution experiences, it costs another $2.92 in associated costs, up 9% from $2.67 in 2017, says LexisNexis Risk Solutions in its 2018 True Cost of Fraud study for …

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Full PCI Compliance Drops for the First Time in Six Years, Verizon Reports

Full compliance with the Payment Card Industry data-security standard dropped in 2017 for the first time in six years, according to a report released Tuesday by Verizon Communications Inc. New York City-based Verizon’s PCI-qualified security-assessment service, one of the largest in card-related security industry, says 52.5% of the organizations it …

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