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BluePay Blog

Tokenization vs. Encryption

Posted on Dec 26, 2019
Basic data security has always been important, but with our increasingly digitized lives, we’re all creating, storing, sending, and receiving more information than ever before. This, in turn, makes it easier for our data to get hacked or intercepted. Fortunately, there are many ways to safeguard sensitive data, with two of the leading methods being tokenization and encryption.
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Topics: PCI Compliance and Fraud Prevention

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: Due.com 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

What Is BOPIS?

Posted on Dec 10, 2019
We’re all familiar with traditional retail shopping in which you visit a physical store to buy and pick up whatever goods you need. We’re also familiar with e-commerce, in which you order online and wait for those items to arrive at your door. There’s a new entrant in the retail world, one that combines aspects of both brick-and-mortar shopping and e-commerce. What is it? And why should you care?
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Topics: Mobile Payments, E-Commerce and Online Payments, PCI Compliance and Fraud Prevention, Small Business Tips, Enterprise Business Tips, Payment Trends

Trick or Treat? 4 Examples of Scam Emails

Posted on Oct 31, 2019
Throughout October, we’ve published a series of articles in observance of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. You may have noticed that “phishing emails” is a subject that continually reappears. The reason why is simple. There are many ways that cybercriminals can gain access to your life. One of the easiest is to convince you to click on an email link or download an attachment.
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Topics: PCI Compliance and Fraud Prevention

3 Reasons Why Your Employees Need Cybersecurity Training

Posted on Oct 29, 2019
According to a recent survey, almost 70% of small businesses experienced a cyberattack in the previous year. If you also own or operate a small business, this statistic isn’t very encouraging. To avoid becoming a cyberattack victim, you should invest in the best possible security that you can, including: PCI-compliant payment processing Antivirus and firewall protection Software updates and security patches
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Topics: PCI Compliance and Fraud Prevention, Small Business Tips

Not So Innocent After All: Stories of 5 Child Hackers

Posted on Oct 22, 2019
“It’s a Good Life” is a classic “Twilight Zone” episode in which a kid can read minds and transform adults into anything he wishes. The basic plot makes for great science fiction — especially for 1960s sensibilities. However, there are modern-day corollaries that exist in the real world. Many children today, for example, have the ability to hold adults hostage. Yet instead of using telekinesis or some strange alien power, the primary weapons of choice are just ordinary 1s and 0s (e.g., binary code).
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Topics: PCI Compliance and Fraud Prevention, Fun Posts

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

Balancing Personalization and Security in Online Retail

Posted on Oct 15, 2019
Whether you are starting to think about your online retail strategy for the upcoming holiday season, or you want to make overriding changes to your customer experience, personalization will play a critical role. That’s because customers see personalization as a component of the overall experience they seek from your brand. According to Accenture, 44 percent of consumers are frustrated when companies fail to deliver relevant, personalized shopping experiences.
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Topics: Due.com Partner Posts, E-Commerce and Online Payments, PCI Compliance and Fraud Prevention, Small Business Tips

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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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