Tuesday , January 16, 2018

Fraud & Security

Credit Card Chip-and-PIN Would Be a Multi-Billion-Dollar Loser, Report Suggests

By Jim Daly@DTPaymentNews Implementing so-called chip-and-PIN authentication for U.S. credit cards would cost merchants and card issuers more than $7 billion but prevent only about $850 million in lost-and-stolen card fraud over five years, a new report from Aite Group LLC says. The report, “Chip Cards in the United States: …

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A Small-Merchant Security Program Makes Progress, But Not Without Some Grumbling

By John Stewart @DTPaymentNews A relatively new program geared at shoring up data security at small merchants is making progress toward a crucial January deadline, but not without some full-throated grumbling, if comments and questions at an industry trade show this week in Grapevine, Texas, were any indication. The program, …

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As Fraudsters Rush Online, Identity Becomes the ‘New Currency’ for Illicit Transactions

By Kevin Woodward@DTPaymentNews Criminals stepped up their attacks on e-commerce sites in the second quarter, producing more than 69 million rejected transactions, a stunning 90% increase from the same quarter a year ago, according to the Q2 2016 Cybercrime report recently released by ThreatMetrix. Of these transactions, 23% were payments, …

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How Restaurant EMV Could Boost Mobile Wallets As Issuers Turn to PIN Verification

By John Stewart @DTPaymentNews Most mobile wallets in North America have struggled to win adoption and usage among consumers, and some apps backed by mobile networks have already fallen by the wayside. But one factor that could promote mobile payments is likely to come from a surprising source: restaurants. With …

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MoneyGram Money-Transfer Volume Up and other Digital Transactions News briefs

• For its second quarter ended June 30, MoneyGram International Inc. reported transactions on its digital money transfer service grew 9% and accounted for 15% of all money-transfer transactions handled by the company. Revenue for the service increased 17% and accounted for 13% of overall money-transfer revenue. • Because of …

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TableSafe To Test Restaurant Folio Payment Device and other Digital Transactions News briefs

• A Michigan gas station has begun accepting the AnyWhereMobile Payment Network app from developer MShift Inc. and Team One Credit Union, the first financial institution to offer the mobile-payments product. Team One plans to bring acceptance of the app, which works with VeriFone Systems Inc.’s Commander Site Controller solution, …

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EMV Migration, Plus Cardholders’ Own Behavior, Propel Card Fraud in the United States

The percentage of U.S. consumers who experienced credit card fraud in the past five years leaped from 41% in 2014 to 47% in 2016, according to the “2016 Global Consumer Card Fraud: Where Card Fraud Is Coming From” report released Tuesday by Aite Group LLC. The report surveyed more than …

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Breach Epidemic May Fuel Fraud, But It’s Also Driving a Search for Password Alternatives

The password is one of the oldest authentication tools known to man, and now it is rapidly becoming the least respected among security experts for use online or in-app. Consumers’ use of easily guessed codes, coupled with a recent barrage of data breaches, has these experts predicting passwords will fade …

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Visa’s Counterclaim in Debit Dispute Accuses Wal-Mart of Contract Fraud

Visa Inc. on Wednesday filed a counterclaim against Wal-Mart Stores Inc. alleging that the retailer’s May lawsuit against the network is not an issue involving violations of federal regulations regarding debit cards, as Wal-Mart cast it, but a contract dispute. Visa says Wal-Mart “fraudulently induced” it to sign an acceptance …

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Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Finds Malware and other Digital Transactions News briefs

• Noodles & Co. reported that malware led to the compromise of an undisclosed number of customers’ credit and debit cards between Jan. 31 and June 2 at 407 locations in 27 states and the District of Columbia representing 80% of its 507 total stores; the fast-casual restaurant chain began …

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