Monday , July 15, 2019

Credit Cards

In the Post-EMV World, Online Fraud May Decline, but Watch Out for Email Compromises

Fraud-control executives and researchers predicted card-not-present fraud would boom when the U.S. converted to EMV chip cards a few years ago, and, sure enough, it did. But if the experiences of other countries that adopted EMV before the U.S. are any guide, Americans can take relief in that CNP fraud …

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Litecoin Suits up for the Miami Dolphins and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 7/15/19

The Litecoin Foundation said the Miami Dolphins National Football League team named Litecoin its official cryptocurrency. The digital currency will be accepted for payment for ticket purchases in the team’s 50/50 raffle. Bitcoin also may be used for these ticket purchases. Citigroup Inc. reported $93.2 billion in second-quarter purchase volume …

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Cyberint Warns About Prime Day Threat Traffic and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 7/12/19

Likening Amazon Prime Day, which takes place July 15-16, to Black Friday and Cyber Monday, threat-detection firm Cyberint warns that so-called threat traffic will run 30% higher than usual in the days leading up to, including, and shortly after Prime Day, in line with the volume experienced during the holiday …

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Facing a Big Jump in U.S. CNP Fraud, Retailers Turn to Automated Tools

With merchants facing a projected 16.4% increase in U.S. card-not-present fraud by 2021, many are relying more and more on automated screening tools to cull bad transactions from the pile of good ones. That’s the assessment from Aite Group Inc. in its report, “The E-Commerce Conundrum: Balancing False Declines and …

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How IDs Invented out of Whole Cloth Have Become a Fast-Growing Scourge in Payments

Synthetic identity fraud has become the fastest-growing and one of the most difficult financial crimes to detect in the United States, says a white paper released this week by the Federal Reserve. Lenders in the United States lost $6 billion to synthetic identity fraud in 2016, with the average chargeoff …

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Amazon Prime Day Starts Monday And Is Shaping up To Be a Payments Bonanza

Amazon Prime Day is set for next week, and by all accounts Amazon.com Inc.’s online and in-store shopping frenzy is likely to be a payments-palooza. The event, which despite its name is set to cover two full days—July 15 and 16—this year, will generate $5.8 billion in sales, with $3.6 …

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Priority Unit Joins Billtrust Network and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 7/11/19

Business-to-business payments specialist Billtrust said Priority Commercial Payments, a unit of Priority Technology Holdings Inc., joined the Billtrust Business Payments Network. Mastercard Inc. said it is collaborating with OpenText, an enterprise information-management firm, on a business payments service and initially is targeting the automotive industry. Mastercard also said it is …

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Mastercard Extends Its Real-Time Push-Payment Service to Workers in the Gig Economy

As the gig economy grows, so does workers’ need for quicker access to their wages than they can get through traditional payroll schedules. To facilitate faster delivery of wages to gig and hourly workers, Mastercard Inc. has partnered with Memphis, Tenn.-based Evolve Bank & Trust to push wages in real …

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Park Place Payments Debuts and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 7/10/19

A payments provider called Park Place Payments launched with a direct sales force made up of women and an offer of advanced technology coupled with transparent pricing. Lime, which offers electric scooters for urban transport, has contracted with payout service Hyperwallet to pay so-called juicers, a network of contractors that …

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Two Months on, Uber Transit Ticketing Is Averaging a 42% Weekly Growth Rate

Denver’s use of Uber for transit ticketing appears to be gaining traction among commuters. More than 1,200 tickets have been sold through the app since its May 3 launch, Uber Technologies Inc. announced Tuesday. That pegs growth at an average of 42% per week in the launch period, the ride-share …

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