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Bianca Crouse

Bianca Crouse

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Bianca is a content strategist and SEO from the Pacific Northwest. She loves SEO, UX, and making sure readers can find the information they need. She is currently pursuing a Master's in Information Science from San Jose State University.
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Finding The Best EMV Hardware

The EMV liability has officially shifted, and plenty of businesses have not switched over to fancy new terminals yet. If you’re one of those businesses, we understand. You want the best EMV terminals for your business, but you don’t have enough time to ensure that 1) you’re getting the best hardware, and 2) you’re getting a […]

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Oct 29, 2015 Filed under: Credit Card Processing, Hardware, PCI Compliance

Newest Ways To Detect CNP Fraud

The shift to EMV technology isn’t just affecting payments in-stores—due to the increased difficulty of fraud in-stores, many people are expecting that there will be an increase in card-not-present (CNP) fraud. We’ve already talked about how business owners can avoid fraudulent purchases for the present moment. But don’t get too attached. New, supposedly more secure methods […]

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Aug 14, 2019 Filed under: Credit Card Processing
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Understanding & Avoiding CNP Fraud

As we trundle ever-closer to total chip-card domination, the experts are predicting that – as happened in other countries who adopted EMV technology – the majority of fraud is going to migrate away from counterfeit and stolen cards, and towards the easier target: card-not-present (CNP) fraud. As usual, for business owners, this is a good […]

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Aug 14, 2019 Filed under: Credit Card Processing

Chip Card Fraud: Are You At Risk?

The recent shift to chip-based cards has got everybody thinking about fraud, so perhaps now is a good time to go over the types of fraud that you should be on the lookout for as a business owner. The good news is, in every other country where chip-and-PIN cards have been introduced, card-present fraud has […]

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Jul 6, 2019 Filed under: Credit Card Processing
What’s the Difference Between Chip-and-PIN and Chip-and-Signature Cards

What’s The Difference Between Chip-And-PIN & Chip-And-Signature Cards?

The EMV liability shift is well underway and customers have started dipping those cards. At this point, most small business owners are probably wondering why the heck everybody is talking about chip-and-PIN cards when everybody seems to be using chip-and-signature. What’s the difference between chip-and-PIN and chip-and-signature cards? We’ve briefly mentioned this before, but if you […]

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Mar 30, 2020 Filed under: Credit Card Processing, PCI Compliance

The EMV Liability Shift: Now What?

After four years in the making, the national EMV (Europay, Mastercard, and Visa) liability shift has finally come to pass. Starting today – on October 1st, 2015 – merchants with out-of-date credit card readers can now be held liable for certain types of fraud, specifically the types of fraud which could have been avoided by […]

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Jul 6, 2019 Filed under: Credit Card Processing, PCI Compliance

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