Entries by jwrighte

Are Refund Services Legit?

One of the newest eCommerce threats are ”refund service” scams, in which fraudsters solicit otherwise legitimate consumers as accomplices. But, what exactly are refund services? How do they work, and are all of them bad news?

What is Card “Shimming”?

Most of us are at least somewhat familiar with card skimming. It’s an old trick, by which scammers use a device to steal data off of magnetic stripe cards. Well, there’s a new threat out there to know about called card “shimming.”

What are the Leading Consumer Fraud Prevention Trends for 2023?

It’s the start of a brand-new year. With that, comes new opportunities. While many merchants are still feeling the ups and downs of 2022 (think supply chain woes, inflation, data breaches, et al.), it’s time to look ahead. We’re setting precedents for 2023, beginning with fraud detection and prevention.

4 Key Questions for Cryptocurrency Regulators

Cryptocurrency is still the hottest topic of discussion right now in consumer security circles. Recently, there’s been more conversation than ever about the regulation of cryptocurrencies. While some people who are ideologically committed to crypto as a political project still resist it, most people in the know think it’s just a matter of time. That, […]

What are QR Code Payments?

Have you visited a restaurant that asks you to point your smartphone at a QR pattern to view their full menu? Pointing your camera at the QR code makes the restaurant’s website pop up in your browser, and some even allow you to order directly from your phone. Easy enough, right?

3 Fraud Scams to Look Out for in 2022

The credit card industry is no stranger to scams. As long as credit has existed, nefarious types have explored ways to exploit it. That’s just the way of things. The onset of digital commerce and technology is just the next frontier for criminals looking to cash in on the unwary. Every year, their scams get […]