Identity Theft

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January 15, 2013

Identity theft occurs when a person uses another person's Social Security number, credit card number or other sensitive information to make unauthorized purchases, to commit fraud or to commit other crimes. According to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), an estimated 9 million...

Credit Card and Identity Theft Protection

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May 31, 2012

Merchant Warehouse has been involved in merchant services and payment processing since 1998. As a result we are priviledged with a unique inside look at the power of credit and the responsibilites associated with it. We hope to leverage our position to provide useful...

Protect and Prevent: Credit Card and Internet Fraud

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January 31, 2012

Just about everywhere we go, we find ourselves interacting with some form of technology. It could be your computer at home or work, your smart phone, online gaming systems, an ATM, and much more. Just as these technologies benefit us, they can also be used by malicious parties...

Avoiding Credit Card Fraud in 2012

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January 4, 2012

Ingenico Credit Card machine

With the new year upon us, Merchant Warehouse is committed to helping small business owners with some tips on avoiding fraudulent credit card transactions in 2012 and beyond.  Fighting fraud is all of our responsibility and a little diligence on your part could save your...

Credit card data theft declines, but theft of mobile data is on the move

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April 20, 2011

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The Verizon Business 2011 Data Breach report was issued this week and we were not surprised to learn that theft of personal credit card information declined in 2010. This was due in large part from saturation within the market of this information as a result...

Square payment solution vulnerabilities

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March 9, 2011

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Some big news came out today from Verifone in regards to the Square Up payment solution. Verifone was able to successfully write a fake Square application that functions and looks like the real one but instead uses the Square audio card reader to steal card track data which of...

Credit Card Fraud

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December 10, 2010

Credit card fraud occurs when anyone uses another person’s credit card as a source of illegal funds. It doesn’t matter whether it is for a purchase of goods or services, or a cash advance. If the user is not the owner, the transaction is fraudulent. There are several...

Online Debit Card Processing Advice

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December 7, 2010

There are two different kinds of debit card transactions available to merchants and consumers alike, and there is a great difference between the two methods used. For those merchants who use a PIN pad along with a credit card terminal, online debit card processing can...

Understanding Why Credit Cards Decline

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December 7, 2010

Getting the DECLINED message when trying to use your card online or at a register is not something anyone wants to happen. Some people know it’s a possibility and just hope that the credit card company approves the request, but others sometimes get declined for what they...

Credit Card Fraud Prevention Tools

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November 21, 2010

Credit card transactions are important to virtually all businesses operating in today’s market. While there are, of course, several set-up, maintenance and transaction costs associated with sustaining the merchant account that allows for such credit card processing, these...