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A Closer Look at Processors

Today we do a deeper dive into the world of processors. They handle the money — they’re very important, so it’s important for merchants to have some insider knowledge about them and Read more …

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Could you, should you charge processing fees?

Just because you can doesn’t always mean you should. In most cases, you can legally charge processing fees and surcharges. Doing so can take the sting out of your processing costs. But Read more …

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Payments Panacea In the Works

What if we told you there is a concerted, industry-wide solution in the works that will reduce fraud, friction, and abandonment in one fell swoop? Hard to believe, right? What if we added that this solution would also standardize processing and accommodate third-party payments so that users could choose their preferred payment method and make purchases anywhere on the internets… with a single click? Sounds totally craze-balls, we know, but guess what—it’s happening, right now! Read more …
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Red flags your gateway should be catching

We’ve put together a checklist of some key red flags that your gateway should be automated to catch in your transactions. It’s important for merchants’ gateways to check for all of these because one item alone won’t accurately qualify a transaction as fraudulent. Taken together, they can be highly useful to identify and prevent fraudulent activity. Are you checking these things?

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Self Assessment: Are you a soft target for fraud?

The Great American EMV card transition is finally in high gear, which is great news for compliant storefront retailers; card-present fraud is in decline. However, online merchants are getting hit by a new wave of fraud as crooks turn to card-not-present transactions with their stolen cards. And just like regular thieves looking for open windows to rob homes, cyber-crooks are looking for vulnerabilities in payment gateways to commit fraud. If you are processing CNP transactions, you need to prepare yourself for this new wave of fraud. Let’s take a look at how you can fortify your transactions.

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Get that Chargeback Back!

Compelling Evidence Explained

We say it all the time at ChargebackHelp, “Knowledge is power.” And representment is another case in point. If you know when you should represent against a chargeback, your chances of winning representment increase significantly. Don’t be one of those merchants that waste time and effort representing every chargeback. Read more …

EMV Migration—Not as Advertised

The EuroPay, MasterCard and Visa (EMV) migration to “smart cards” is a text-book example of the dissonance between expectation and execution. Since the smart cards are virtually impossible to counterfeit, the migration was expected to significantly reduce fraud. This was fueled by a massive PR campaign from the card schemes promising as much. However, the reality of the migration proved to be a lot more complicated.

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Nerd Alert! Geeking out on data capture.

We say it all the time at ChargebackHelp, “Knowledge is power.” And representment is another case in point. If you know when you should represent against a chargeback, your chances of winning representment increase significantly. Don’t be one of those merchants that waste time and effort representing every chargeback. Read more …