It’s the start of the new year, and we at CB-ALERT decided that we either needed to make some new year’s resolutions or some predictions. We tried making some resolutions and those lasted for about five minutes, so here are our predictions for 2021.
With ecommerce sales on the rise this holiday season, there’s bound to be plenty of return fraud that follows. Whether it’s malicious, friendly, or family, there are things you can do to protect yourself and reduce the number of return fraud cases you have to deal with.
Digital wallets, like Apple Pay and Google Pay have become more popular during the pandemic, allowing people to use contactless payment methods, which has been on the rise.
Travel companies have had a rough year, but we weren’t aware of just how rough until we saw a recent article on the TravelWeekly.co.uk website about how travel agencies and travel providers are being hit with chargeback double-dipping by some of their customers.
There are a few ways you can protect your online store from fraud. A recent TechShout.com article discussed a few ways you can protect your business and your store from fraudsters, whether it’s friendly fraud, malicious fraud, or hackers and cybercrooks. Based on that list, and a few recommendations of our own.
If you’re a merchant that has been accepting credit cards for a while, you’ve probably heard about the EMV liability shift and wondered how and if it affected you. If you’re fairly new to accepting credit card payments for your business, you may not even know it was a thing that caused a lot of issues for some people.
Merchants are susceptible to fraud and theft at the best of times, and the COVID-19 pandemic seems to have brought the worst out in a lot of people. Hackers and thieves are taking advantage of the confusion and are doing anything they can to crack our security and worm their way into our computer systems and our identities.
Even as retail merchants, ecommerce merchants, and financial institutions have tried to rise to the occasion of providing services to their customers, fraudsters and criminals have been working overtime to take advantage of people who are already hurting because of the down economy.