8 Simple Tips to Protect Against Phishing Scams Luring consumers into giving up sensitive information—a practice commonly known as phishing—is one of the most common consumer-facing fraud tactics. These attacks cost US consumers roughly $500 million each year. So, what can you do to avoid becoming a victim? Learn to identify the risks and how […]
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What Do You Do When Buyer’s Remorse Sets In? Ever walked into a store and simply bought something on a whim? Don’t worry—you’re not alone. In fact, almost everyone will admit to making the occasional impulse purchase.
New Uses for Blockchain Technology & How it Will Influence Banking Bitcoins are trading above $2,500 as of June 2017. Which helps explain why more and more people are taking note of cryptocurrency and its revolutionary framework: the blockchain. Though bitcoin is the best-known utility, many industries are exploring new uses for blockchain.
Changes to FCC Policy Impact Who Can Gain Access to Consumer Information Governments may impose regulations for many different reasons, from protecting consumers to defining how companies track communications. However, deciding which governing body wields authority can sometimes lead to redundancies, or cause gaps in oversight. This is what is playing out right now between […]
How New and Emerging Wearable Payments Will Change the Way We Spend For decades, credit and debit cards were the consumer go-to when it came to making payments–but research shows that’s all about to change. The latest data from Juniper Research estimates that mobile payments will rise from $35 billion in 2015 to $95 billion […]
From Counterfeits to Blacklists, these are the Greatest Barriers to Online Shopping Online retail is a global phenomenon. Annual online retail spending is expected to reach nearly $2 trillion by the end of 2017, with double-digit growth for the online market projected at least through 2020. It’s easy to see why this would be the […]
Six of the Worst Threats, Plus Tips for Avoiding Auto Fraud Thanks to the internet, shopping for a new or used car is easier than ever. Unfortunately, the internet also presents new opportunities for scam artists to locate unwitting victims, and the auto market is one of the fields in which that threat is most […]
A Comprehensive Guide to the Online Return Process After weeks of preparation, decorating, and shopping, the holidays have finally come and gone. However, that doesn’t necessarily mean that everything is squared away—as evidence shows, there’s a one-in-four chance you plan to return a gift at some point in the next few weeks.
Eaton-Cardone Asked to Advise Travelers on Credit Card Disputes The Washington Post contributor Christopher Elliott recently consulted with eConsumer Services® co-founder, Monica Eaton-Cardone, regarding credit card disputes in the travel industry. Elliott included the insights she offered in a recent article on the subject—specifically, when not to request a dispute through the bank and what […]
Global Risk Technologies™ is Shortlisted in Two Categories for UK-Based Payments Industry Award On December 1, the organizers of the 12th-annual Card & Payments Awards published the shortlist for their 2017 ceremony. eConsumer Services® is pleased to announce that the judges selected our parent company, Global Risk Technologies™™, as a finalist in two award categories. […]