eConsumer Services® Co-Founder Featured in The Washington Post

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 consequences may result from excessive requests.

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eConsumer Services®’ Parent Company a Finalist for Card & Payment Awards

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.

Global Risk Technologies™ was recognized the “Best Security or Anti-Fraud Development” and “Best Industry Innovation of the Year” categories.

These honors recognize our brands’ commitment to facilitating better relations between merchants, banks, and consumers, as well as our innovative, unparalleled solutions for the eCommerce industry. Read more

Can Biometrics Actually Replace PINs and Passwords?

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. Read more

Improve Financial Literacy on Get Smart About Credit Day

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.

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Rental Car Fraud & Other Conveniences Can Be a Rip Off

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!

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What if a Business I Bought from Goes Bankrupt?

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 happens more often than you might expect. Fortunately, all hope is not lost—consumers do have certain protections in-place which can help them recover their funds from a bankrupted business. Read more

CEO Gary Cardone Featured in ‘Home Business’ Magazine

Cardone Addresses the Need for Greater Financial Literacy Among Consumers

eConsumer Services® CEO Gary Cardone recently lent his insight and decades of business experience to a guest column for Home Business Magazine, the publication for aspiring entrepreneurs.

In his August 23, 2016 piece, Cardone cited a disturbing new statistic from the FINRA Investor Education Foundation: nearly two out of three U.S. consumers cannot pass a basic financial literacy test. Read more

eConsumer Services® Provides New Services to a Larger Audience

ECS Teams Up with Consumer Action to Help Educate the Public

eConsumer Services® is proud to introduce their new nonprofit partner, Consumer Action.

As announced in an August 8, 2016 press release, eConsumer Services® will be teaming up with this valued organization to encourage broader public financial literacy. Read more

Gift Card Fraud: The Latest Consumer Fraud Threat

Impostors Use Deceptive Claims to Swindle Consumers

Every day, criminals find new ways to scam people out of their money. For example, one of the latest-developing attack methods relies on convincing cardholders to buy gift cards, then turn the gift card number over to the fraudster.

Why would people do this? Because the fraudster convinces them it’s their only hope of avoiding a lengthy jail sentence. Read more

What You Need to Know about PayPal’s New User Agreement

New PayPal Regulations Will Be Implemented June 2016

PayPal’s new user agreement goes into effect this summer.  Before you simply ‘Agree’ to accept the new policy, you need to understand a few of the changes.  How will the new policies affect you as a consumer? Read more