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.
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Social Engineering: How to Protect Yourself/in Credit Card Scams /by jwrighte
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?Read more →
Navigating Risk in the Wake of the SVB Collapse: A Guide for Consumers/in Scam Alert /by jwrighte
The recent collapse of the Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) has sent shockwaves through the financial world, and its implications are being felt by businesses and consumers alike.Read more →
Are Refund Services Legit?/in Consumer Information /by jwrighte
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?Read more →
What is Card “Shimming”?/in Credit Card Scams /by jwrighte
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.”Read more →
What are the Leading Consumer Fraud Prevention Trends for 2023?/in Recent News /by jwrighte
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.Read more →
How to Protect Yourself From Holiday Season Scammers/in Scam Alert /by jwrighte
It’s that time of year again: a time for sharing, shopping, family gatherings… and scams.Read more →
5 Scary Fraud Scams to Avoid This Halloween/in Consumer Information /by jwrighte
It’s the height of the spooky season. And if there’s one thing everyone should expect this time of year, it’s the occasional “trick” between the “treats.”Read more →
4 Key Questions for Cryptocurrency Regulators/in Consumer Information /by jwrighte
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, as one article put it, “the writing may be on the wall” regarding regulation.Read more →
What are QR Code Payments?/in Consumer Information /by jwrighte
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?Read more →
Be on the Lookout for These 9 Crypto Scams/in Consumer Information /by jwrighte
You aren’t the only one who’s interested in cryptocurrency. Despite the volatile and uncertain nature of the crypto market, it is still the best and most popular alternative investment outlet available.Read more →