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Real-Time Payments and Fraud: Who is Winning?

Posted on Dec 24, 2019
The emergence of real-time payments around the world is a game-changer for retailers and other companies that want to improve their customer experiences. The real-time payment systems deliver instant interbank electronic fund transfer service on a 24/7 basis. The payment can be initiated through numerous channels, such as mobile devices like smartphones and tablets, via digital wallets, or through the web.
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Topics: Partner Posts, Financial Institutions, Payment Technology, PCI Compliance and Fraud Prevention, Consumer Education

A Breakdown of CCPA, GDPR, HIPAA and Other Privacy Acts

Posted on Dec 19, 2019
As a business owner, you’re likely already aware of the PCI compliance rules governing payment data security. However, payment information isn’t the only thing worth protecting from fraud and abuse. In fact, there exists a host of data protection laws around the globe designed to safeguard sensitive personally identifiable information (PII). These privacy acts are becoming increasingly important given the speed and ease with which we send, receive, and store data in the digital world.
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Topics: E-Commerce and Online Payments, PCI Compliance and Fraud Prevention, Small Business Tips, Enterprise Business Tips, Consumer Education

What Is Loyalty Program Fraud?

Posted on Dec 12, 2019
At its core, a loyalty program is a marketing tool designed to keep customers coming back. In exchange for their “loyalty” to your brand, products, or services, you reward these customers with discounts, freebies, and perks. Setting up a loyalty program is fairly easy — especially if you use our free guide here. The impact is measurable; it’s reported that customer retention is five to 25 times cheaper than trying to attract new users.
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Topics: PCI Compliance and Fraud Prevention, Small Business Tips, Consumer Education

Avoid These 5 Holiday Scams This Year

Posted on Dec 05, 2019
As a gift-giver, there’s no better time to find discounts than during the busy holiday shopping season. Starting on Black Friday, stores across the country begin offering irresistible sales. Though with all those purchases, refunds, and exchanges — the holiday season is also prime time for criminals. While it’s important to protect your business and your personal spending year-round, the stretch from Black Friday until New Year’s is when you’re most vulnerable (and thieves are most active).
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Topics: Consumer Education

Stores Closed? Celebrate Thanksgiving With These 4 Traditions

Posted on Nov 27, 2019
This year, Costco, Barnes & Noble, The Home Depot, Ikea and countless other retailers close their stores on Thanksgiving to allow their employees to spend time with family and friends. More and more retailers are recognizing the importance of the holiday – being surrounded by loved ones and giving thanks. As the stores remain closed until the early hours of Black Friday, consider these four traditions to add to your Thanksgiving celebration.
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Topics: Fun Posts, Awareness, Consumer Education

What Is Apple Cash and How Does It Work?

Posted on Nov 19, 2019
In 2014, Apple finally added payments to its growing line of hardware and software offerings. Apple Pay launched as a virtual wallet that allows users to tie credit cards to their iPhones and iPads. Then, they can use their mobile devices to initiate contactless payments at the point of sale. In 2019, the company followed up with Apple Card — a credit card that interfaces with Apple Pay.
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Topics: Mobile Payments, Payment Technology, Payment Trends, Consumer Education

Protect Your Accounts From These 4 Mobile Banking Trojans

Posted on Oct 17, 2019
Welcome back to the next installment in our ongoing series on National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (recognized every October). In previous articles, we covered: Cybersecurity habits to incorporate in your life right away. Cybersecurity careers worth exploring today and tomorrow. In this post, we’ll discuss one of the biggest threats affecting mobile banking — Trojan malware that cybercriminals use to steal financial data.
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Topics: Financial Institutions, Mobile Payments, PCI Compliance and Fraud Prevention, Awareness, Consumer Education

5 Cybersecurity Terms You May Not Know

Posted on Oct 10, 2019
  Malware, phishing, and viruses are all hacking terms that have already entered the mainstream vocabulary. Although the frequency of these types of attacks is on the rise, we’re also increasingly better equipped to protect ourselves precisely because we understand how these threats work and spread. Even Grandma knows not to click on links from Nigerian princes. The real danger lies in malicious attacks with which we are not as familiar.
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Topics: PCI Compliance and Fraud Prevention, Consumer Education

#BeCyberSmart - Good Cybersecurity Habits by Which to Live

Posted on Oct 01, 2019
Recognized every October, National Cybersecurity Awareness Month is that time of year when businesses, citizens, and the government collectively work together to raise awareness of the many threats we face in today’s increasingly connected world. This year’s theme is —  Own IT. Secure IT. Protect IT. with a special focus on areas such as: Citizen privacy Consumer devices E-commerce security
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Topics: PCI Compliance and Fraud Prevention, Consumer Education

September Is National Preparedness Month

Posted on Sep 03, 2019
  From floods to wildfires to terrorist attacks, disaster can strike at any time. Although we can’t control the where and when of horrific events, we can take steps to reduce their impact. This is the goal of National Preparedness Month (NPM). Held annually throughout September, NPM is designed to save lives, mitigate damage, and help communities rebuild as quickly as possible through “disaster and emergency planning.”
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Topics: Awareness, Consumer Education

Welcome to the BluePay Blog!

Whether you're a small business, an enterprise corporation, a financial institution, or a software partner, we have created a series of blog posts to help you and your customers, learn more about the complex nature of payments. Take a look to learn how payments can help to simplify your business operation, and may even help to grow your revenue.

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