Thursday , April 19, 2018

Fraud & Security

E-Commerce Fraud Losses Increased 7% Across 2016 And 2017, Says Signifyd

E-commerce fraud over a two-year period through the end of 2017 increased 7% across all merchant categories, finds the Ecommerce Fraud Index released Tuesday by fraud-prevention specialist Signifyd Inc. The index reported the level of total fraud losses increased from 3.8% of sales volume in 2016 to 4.09% in 2017. …

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Gap Wants Its Top Suppliers To Ditch Cash Payments to Workers by 2020

Apparel and accessories retailer Gap Inc. wants its leading suppliers to stop paying workers in cash by 2020 and instead pay them digitally. San Francisco-based Gap, which had nearly $16 billion in sales last year and owns the Old Navy, Gap, Banana Republic, and Athleta brands, said this week that …

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PIN-on-Glass Technology Will Be Deployed In an Ingenico Test With MyPINPad

Point-of-sale terminal maker Ingenico Group will test the PIN-on-glass specification in conjunction with MyPINPad and its software-based PIN-pad technology, MyPINPad announced Thursday. The PCI Security Standards Council released its specification for PIN-on-glass in January, enabling payments companies to provide PIN entry on commercially available, off-the-shelf devices like smart phones and tablets. …

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Anti-Fraud Specialist Ethoca Rolls out a Tripartite Defense Against E-Commerce Chargebacks

The rising problem of e-commerce fraud and related issues like false declines is prompting anti-fraud software companies to roll out solutions. On Thursday, Ethoca Inc. launched a new service with three lines of defense that the Toronto-based company says can potentially eliminate 90% of e-commerce chargebacks. Ethoca’s Integrated Solution Suite includes …

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PCI Council Cuts Its QIR Program Fee And Shortens Training Time

The PCI Security Standards Council is making changes to its qualified integrators and resellers certification program by reducing the fee to $100, making the certification an individual one, and shortening the training-course time, the council announced Wednesday. Launched in 2012, the QIR program’s focus has been on improving payments security for …

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Making Mobile Better for Consumers May Be Worth the Investment, Worldpay Survey Indicates

Merchants wondering whether it’s worth it to invest in improving the consumer experience on their mobile Web sites or mobile-shopping apps may want to consider the findings of Worldpay Inc.’s “Mobile Payment Journey” survey. In the survey, released this week, 37% of U.S. consumers said they would spend more for …

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As Faster Payments Draw Near, the Fed Disbands Its Secure Payments Task Force

The Federal Reserve announced Thursday it is shutting down its Secure Payments Task Force this month. The Fed invited its more than 200 members, made up of payments executives from across the financial-services industry, to work with its FedPayments Improvement Community. Members may also participate in “new collaborative industry work …

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More Equifax Disclosures and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 3/2/18

Equifax Inc. said it expects costs from its massive 2017 data breach to hit $275 million this year, offset by $75 million in insurance proceeds, Reuters reported. The credit-reporting agency also disclosed that another 2.4 million people were affected by the cyber attack in addition to the more than 145 …

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Survey Results Show a Surprising Slowdown in Merchant Compliance With Key Security Rules

At a time when the payment card industry continues to struggle with the consequences of data breaches, the last thing acquirers and issuers need is a slowdown in merchant compliance with critical data-security rules. Yet that is what’s going on, warn the Merchant Acquirers Committee and ControlScan Inc. in survey …

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Discover Teams Up with FitPay To Provide Contactless Payments With Wearables and IoT Devices

Discover Financial Services cardholders will be able to make point-of-sale contactless purchases with wearables and Internet of Things devices that use FitPay Inc.’s FitPay Payment Platform under an agreement announced Monday by the two companies. The new service will provision payment credentials using the Discover Digital Exchange, Riverwoods, Ill.-based Discover’s …

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