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BluePay Blog

Help! There's a Fraudster in My Fridge!

Posted on Sep 20, 2017
Most law-abiding citizens look at a smart phone, refrigerator, or television and know exactly what purpose it serves – to make calls or manage daily tasks; to chill food; to provide entertainment. Fraudsters have a different take on things. They are constantly trying to get one step ahead of the “good guys” and hack into our lives through the Internet of Things (IoT).
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Topics: Payment Technology, PCI Compliance and Fraud Prevention, Payment Trends

Multiple Businesses and PCI Compliance

Posted on Sep 18, 2017
With the growing list of compliance requirements a small business faces accepting online payments and in-store payments, it's important to make sure you have covered all the bases. You don't want to get hit with fines or penalties or even have your ability to accept credit cards taken away from you. And, above all else, you don't want to put your customers and their sensitive information at risk at any point in doing business with you. 
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Topics: Due.com Partner Posts, PCI Compliance and Fraud Prevention

Understanding Point-to-Point Encryption (P2PE) and How It Can Keep Your Business Secure

Posted on Sep 06, 2017
Whenever a customer’s credit card is swiped, the data is sent to your payment processor for verification. This transmission is instantaneous. Though, because the information is may be sent over unsecured Internet connections, it is vulnerable to hacking. 
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Topics: PCI Compliance and Fraud Prevention

How New Chargeback Updates Could Impact Your Business

Posted on Aug 31, 2017
Credit card chargebacks are never a good thing. They happen whenever dissatisfied customers initiate the refund process. 
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Topics: PCI Compliance and Fraud Prevention

Why is it Important to be PCI Compliant?

Posted on Aug 21, 2017
Imagine becoming the victim of a data breach, such has been the case with Target, Home Depot, and other retailers. It was a crisis of massive proportions for those brands that still impacts their reputation today.
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Topics: Due.com Partner Posts, PCI Compliance and Fraud Prevention

Top 5 Payment Processing Challenges for Small Businesses

Posted on Aug 01, 2017
Small businesses often struggle to compete with the bigger competitors out there that have significantly more infrastructure and resources at their disposal. However, the online environment and technology that has developed from it has leveled the playing field for many small businesses, helping them reach the same target audiences as the larger firms and provide significant growth opportunities. Technology continues to change how we can pay and accept payments. Albeit much more positive, challenges do remain for small businesses particularly in the area of payment processing.
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Topics: Due.com Partner Posts, Guest Blog Posts, E-Commerce and Online Payments, Payment Technology, PCI Compliance and Fraud Prevention, Small Business Tips, Awareness

What Is Point-To-Point Encryption (P2PE)?

Posted on Jul 28, 2017
When you relay credit card data to your payment processor through a terminal, that information is usually sent over an unsecured network. With the right tools, anyone can theoretically intercept this information and begin racking up fraudulent charges.
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Topics: Payment Technology, PCI Compliance and Fraud Prevention

Threshold: A Valuable Tool for Fraud Management

Posted on Jul 26, 2017
When a criminal obtains a stack of stolen credit cards or credit card data, one of the first things he or she will do is run a series of test transactions to determine which individual cards work. The purchase amounts usually range from a few pennies to a few dollars — transaction sizes small enough to go unnoticed, the thief hopes.
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Topics: PCI Compliance and Fraud Prevention, Small Business Tips

Fight Fraud with Negative Database Services

Posted on Jul 20, 2017
Negative Database: The “No-Fly List” for Payment Fraudsters Experts predict that by 2020, online sales will reach $4 trillion worldwide. Given the sheer volume of e-commerce transactions, it’s very difficult to prevent credit card fraud. Furthermore, once a criminal gets hold of a user’s payment data, there is no limit to how much damage that thief can inflict.
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Topics: Payment Technology, PCI Compliance and Fraud Prevention

Reduce Fraud with the Adress Verification System (AVS) Fraud Filter!

Posted on Jul 14, 2017
Reduce Fraudulent Losses with an Address Verification System (AVS) Filter In many ways, using credit cards is a lot safer than using cash: Paper money is easier to steal — but it can't be easily replaced. By contrast, most credit card issuers provide varying levels of fraud protection.
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Topics: Payment Technology, PCI Compliance and Fraud Prevention, Getting Started with Payments

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