What Is Clean Fraud?

Clean Fraud: Still Not Fun

Posted on 1 December, 2016

The name “clean fraud” is misleading because there’s nothing clean about it. Actually, clean fraud is one of the most dangerous and fastest-growing threats to merchants, especially high-risk ones. Thankfully, there are ways that merchants can lower their risk of chargebacks. What Is Clean Fraud? A survey from CyberSource has revealed that clean fraud is […]

3 Trends in Credit Card Fraud

3 Trends in Credit Card Fraud

Posted on 21 November, 2016

As a company with a high-risk merchant account, you need to stay aware of new types of credit card fraud so you can take action to protect your business. Keep reading to learn about three emerging trends in this type of crime. Hackers Are Rushing to Use Magnetic Strip Data The United States is one […]

4 Things Merchants Need to Know About Their Credit Card Machines

4 Things Merchants Need to Know About Their Credit Card Machines

Posted on 10 November, 2016

Merchants can choose from among many credit card machines available from manufacturers. Do your due diligence to make sure you get the best one for your business that will work well with your POS system, especially if you own a business connected to a high-risk merchant account. Delve into the following four misconceptions merchants have about credit card […]

4 Benefits of ACH Processing

4 Benefits of ACH Processing

Posted on 3 November, 2016

As the cost of doing business rises, many entrepreneurs are looking for ways to reduce their expenses. Some companies save money by encouraging their customers to make payments through the Automated Clearing House. Known as ACH transactions, these payments are electronic fund transfers. With the help of a high-risk merchant account provider, a business can […]

online shopping annoyances

5 Annoyances of Shopping Online

Posted on 31 October, 2016

While online shopping offers many conveniences, those conveniences come with plenty of annoyances. Companies that let customers buy products or services through their e-commerce websites need to know what annoys shoppers and address as many of them as possible. Whether you have a high-risk merchant account or a traditional arrangement with a credit card processor, […]

Why False Declines Happen

Why False Declines Happen

Posted on 27 October, 2016

Having a credit or debit card erroneously declined creates embarrassment for shoppers and an inconvenience for businesses. According to estimates, as many as 40 percent of adults in the U.S. have experienced a situation in which their credit card purchase was questioned or halted. Whether you accept credit cards through a high-risk merchant account or […]

What Can Interfere With My Credit Score?

What Can Interfere With My Credit Score?

Posted on 25 October, 2016

Keeping a good credit score is essential, since merchant account providers, utility companies, and landlords will look at it before you can sign any contract. Unfortunately, there are many things that can negatively affect one’s credit score, and some of them are rather surprising. Let’s look at some of them. Missing Any Kind of Payment […]

Use a Multi-Layer Approach to Fraud Management

Use a Multi-Layer Approach to Fraud Management

Posted on 31 August, 2016

Fraud is never a straightforward issue that works in just one way. Thieves use any number of tactics to get access to information they shouldn’t have. That means your business needs to employ multiple methods to prevent fraud from happening along with maintaining flexibility to combat the ever-changing world of theft. When fraud happens to […]

The Pitfalls of Poor Customer Service

The Pitfalls of Poor Customer Service

Posted on 30 August, 2016

When customers have an issue or question, they prefer to talk to a person instead of a computer. Automated messages annoy customers; the process can be tedious to listen carefully and then enter the correct numbers when prompted, plus users can easily make errors. Most clients won’t think twice about switching to a different merchant because […]

How a Loyalty Program Can Help You and Your Customers

How a Loyalty Program Can Help You and Your Customers

Posted on 29 August, 2016

Customer loyalty programs benefit both companies and consumers. Businesses reap the benefits of increased brand loyalty, and consumers enjoy rewards reserved for program participants. Whether you’re a small business or a medium-sized company with a high-risk merchant account, consider the potential perks of a loyalty program for you and your customers. How Loyalty Programs Motivate […]

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