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Equifax Data Breach & What You Can Do Now To Protect Yourself

Posted by on September 13, 2017 at 2:52 pm

On September 7, 2017, Equifax, one of the three main credit reporting agencies, announced a massive data security breach that exposed vital personal identification data — including names, addresses, birth dates, and Social Security numbers — on as many as 143 million consumers, roughly 55% of Americans age 18 and older.

Avoid fraud this holiday season (and always)!

Posted by on December 11, 2013 at 8:18 pm

A customer of yours attempts to run their credit card through your terminal and the card gets declined. The cardholder then calls “their bank” after that sale (large or small) is declined. Ultimately, an accomplice at “the bank” talks to the merchant and convincingly advises that you that the sale is now “authorized.” “The bank” then walks you through the process of entering a Forced Authorization or Prior Authorization sale into your terminal or POS system. The terminal then prints a familiar looking slip that contains the customary info including the amount and authorization number.

Protecting yourself from scammers

Posted by on January 11, 2013 at 10:08 am

With the recent SuperStorm Sandy that came through, the Newtown shooting tragedy along with concerns about the economy, unscrupulous people are beginning to come out in droves and prey on unsuspecting individuals and businesses in our communities.  As a company, we have been seeing a significant rise in fraudulent merchant applications.  As an individual, I […]