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 […]
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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. […]
Will Consumers Soon Use a Fingerprint—Rather than a PIN—to Complete Transactions? You might not be aware of this, but entering PINs and passwords is not actually the most secure method of identity verification. That’s why many banks and fintech companies are exploring alternate security technology, most notably, biometrics.
Why Smart Credit Use Matters, and a Few Easy Tips to Start You Down the Right Path Since 2003, the American Bankers’ Association has recognized the third Thursday in October as Get Smart About Credit Day.
Rental Car Fraud, Scams & Add-Ons Can Turn a Dream Vacation into a Nightmare Today’s savvy consumer is leery of scams and situations which may result in fraud, and for good reason. According to experts, scam artists and fraudsters victimize millions of consumers each year, and if you’re not careful, you could easily be next!
How to Get a Refund from a Bankrupt Business Have you made a purchase recently from an online business, only to find that the business suddenly went bankrupt? Now it looks like you’re out the money, and you’re not going to get the product or service you paid for. It’s a frightening prospect, but it […]