Chargeback abuse

Can You Get in Trouble for Chargeback Abuse?

Chargebacks were first introduced in the 1970s as a consumer protection mechanism. They defend cardholders against untrustworthy merchants and criminal fraud. However, due to evolving technology, the chargeback system has become largely outdated.

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Fraud Alert

What is a Fraud Alert? Is it Worth Requesting?

If you find yourself the victim of identity theft, you have options available to help prevent fraudsters from doing further damage. One of these options is called a fraud alert.

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How to Dispute a Charge on Your Mastercard Card

Imagine that you order a new pair of shoes online using your Mastercard. When they arrive, though, you realize that you received the wrong brand and size. In this frustrating scenario, your first response should be to contact the merchant directly and try to return the item in question.

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How to Dispute a Charge on Your Visa Card

Let’s say you purchased an awesome shirt online. It’s comfortable, it looks great…but when you try it on, you find a big tear in the seam. What do you do?

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Can I Dispute a Charge on My Bank Statement?

Let’s assume that you make a purchase online. You put the goods in your cart, enter your shipping and billing information, hit checkout, get your confirmation email…everything seems good. But then, weeks—and eventually months—go by, and the goods you ordered never arrived.

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Fraud threats 2021

5 Common Fraud Schemes to Know in 2021

2020 has been a challenging year for everyone, to say the least. But, as this year draws to a close, and we begin to see an end in sight for the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s finally time to begin looking toward the future.

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Holiday Fraud Prevention

Shopping Online this Holiday? Here’s 6 Simple Tips to Prevent Fraud

With the shadow of COVID-19 looming over the 2020 holiday season, millions of consumers are going to be doing a majority—or all—of their shopping online this year. For some, this could be the first year you’ve done any business online.

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Holiday fraud cash

‘Tis the Season for Gift Card Scams

It’s hard to believe that the holiday season is almost upon us again. The year 2020 has been a wild ride, as we’ve collectively dealt with new threats and ongoing disruptions. It would be nice to believe that by December things will all be back to normal … but that probably won’t be the case.

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Work from Home Scam

Are “Work-at-Home” Jobs a Scam?

Consumer fraud happens all the time, but there are some periods where it flourishes. The holiday season is a great example: lots of sales transactions make it less likely fraud will be noticed immediately. At the same time, folks tend to feel more generous and sympathetic at that time of year, and fraudsters prey on that fact.

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COVID-19 fraud

Fraud Protection in a Time of Crisis

One of the most frustrating aspects of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is that information seems to change on a daily basis. Because the novel coronavirus is new, medical professionals around the world are engaged in deep research. This collective understanding of how the virus works is constantly evolving, so naturally, the recommended measures to protect against it keep changing, too.

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