Entries by jwrighte

What is Buy Now Pay Later (BNPL)?

In today’s fast-paced world, convenience and flexibility are highly valued, even when it comes to making purchases. One such payment option that has gained popularity among consumers is the “buy now pay later,” or “BNPL” approach.

Social Engineering: How to Protect Yourself

Social engineering scams don’t discriminate. They can target anyone. These scams view your personal data as a treasure trove, providing access to linked accounts and data caches stored on corporate servers. Such attacks result in millions of dollars in losses annually. So, how can you safeguard yourself and your business from social engineering attacks?

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, […]