Monday , April 6, 2020

Fraud & Security

Scammers Target Stimulus Money and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 4/6/20

Scammers are calling consumers to gull them into giving up personal financial details as a way of allegedly receiving stimulus money sooner from the CARES Act, warned the Pennsylvania chapter of the American Association of Retired Persons.Prepaid card program manager Paysign Inc. reported its 2019 revenue increased 48% year-over-year to $34.7 million. Net …

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Shopify Purges Thousands of Merchants for Price Gouging and Making False Covid-19 Claims

Scammers come out of the woodwork with every calamity, and it’s no different with the Covid-19 pandemic currently sweeping the world. Now e-commerce services and payments provider Shopify Inc. reports it has purged numerous merchants engaged in questionable practices related to the new coronavirus, or Covid-19. “In March, we terminated …

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Consumers Warm to Digital Payments and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 4/2/20

Seventy-three percent of U.S. adults say they would be more or much more likely to use digital payments or digital banking services during a time of social distancing, according to a survey of 1,043 persons aged 18 and up by The Harris Poll on behalf of William Mills Agency. The canvass took …

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Another Marriott Data Breach and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 4/1/20

In its second major data breach in two years, hotel giant Marriott International Inc. disclosed a “property system incident” affecting personal information on 5.2 million guests. Fraudsters apparently gained access to Marriott’s systems in mid-January using the login credentials of two employees at a franchised property. Marriott, which said it discovered the …

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Pandemic Scammers Emerge and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 3/20/20

TriNet Group Inc., a human-resources software provider, said a wave of scammers are exploiting the Covid-19 pandemic to gull people into buying so-called cures for the disease (no cure yet exists), as well as fake testing kits and vaccines.The Western Union Co. reported its digital money-transfer business “has continued to experience …

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Lightspeed’s 3-Month Fee Pause and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 3/26/20

Lightspeed POS Inc. said it is offering its Delivery, eCommerce, and Loyalty services free for the next three months because of the Covid-19 impact on merchants.Online fraud-prevention provider Signifyd released its Covid-19 Business Continuity Package that offers new clients free access to some Signifyd products.Payments provider Fattmerchant said it is now an official gateway partner …

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Growth in Mobile Fraud Far Outpaces Growth in M-Commerce, TransUnion Study Finds

With 78% of e-commerce transactions in 2019 coming from mobile devices, retailers have good reason to invest in their mobile-shopping experiences. Doing so, however, is not without risk, says credit-reporting agency TransUnion in its Global E-Commerce in 2020 report released Tuesday. The report is based on approximately 10 billion transactions …

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BlueSnap Adds Marketplaces Features and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 3/24/20

E-commerce payments provider BlueSnap Inc. said it is enhancing its Payments for Marketplaces product, which allows online merchants to launch and operate global e-commerce marketplaces. New services include auto-onboarding, split payments, and cross-border payment capabilities.Square Inc. will have an investor conference call at 5:00 p.m. Eastern on Tuesday to discuss how it is …

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PayPal, Square Boost Hiring and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 3/23/20

PayPal Holdings Inc. and Square Inc. are moving to increase hiring as consumers reportedly shift to mobile payments as a result of calls for social distancing.Arguing that “the [coronavirus] pandemic will pass, but the economic impact will last,” a collation of payroll processors and trade associations issued an open letter to President Donald …

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Chargeback Gurus Issues Coronavirus Chargeback Guidance and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 3/20/20

Chargeback Gurus released guidance on the potential for chargebacks as consumers and merchants contend with the effects of the coronavirus infection.Email-security firm Armorblox Inc. said it will provide its services free to companies with between 100 and 2,000 employees until April 30 to help guard against social-engineering attacks exploiting the Covid-19 pandemic.A cryptocurrency …

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