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10 09, 2019

Black Market that Targets Stolen Credit Cards

Did you know that there is a market for stolen credit cards? The black market is a multi-million dollar business devoted to buying and selling credit cards that cause your business to lose out on its revenue. Due to the fact that credit cards are the primary form of payment, this information can be[...]
12 03, 2019

Truth about Vape and eLiquid Merchant Accounts | Pinpoint Payments |

By Benjamin Grossman | March 12th, 2019 | Risk Prevention
Although it seems a bit unfair, the vape and e-liquid space online has traditionally been considered high-risk, but that doesn’t mean you should be restricted to high rates and poor service. You deserve solutions that can fit your needs and deliver the best outcomes. In a growing industry, there is[...]
13 02, 2019

Payment Processing: Why It Costs So Much to Get Your Money

By Benjamin Grossman | February 13th, 2019 | Risk Prevention, eCommerce, blogs
It seems like magic. The customer visits your site, shops, hits Submit and you get paid. But, in fact, a lot happens behind the scenes. The better you understand this, the better you’ll be able to choose a payment service provider (processor).
24 04, 2017

5 Ways to Keep Your Top Affiliates Happy and Selling

Like it or not, you probably need your affiliates more than they need you. Affiliates have lots of programs to choose from. And while you may have a lot of affiliates, chances are 80% of your revenue comes from the top 20% of performers.
03 02, 2016

Avoid These! | Pinpoint Payments | Payment Processing Solutions

By Benjamin Grossman | February 03rd, 2016 | Risk Prevention, blogs
What is the MATCH List? MATCH, the Member Alert to Control High-Risk Merchants system, a.k.a. the Terminated Merchant File (TMF), is a MasterCard proprietary tool that enables acquirers and third-party payment processors to “red flag” a merchant in cases of bankruptcy, excessive chargebacks,[...]
03 02, 2016

Chargeback Myths | Pinpoint Payments | Payment Processing Solutions

Many merchants are afraid of chargebacks — and rightfully so. However, there are many myths associated with chargebacks, which is why merchants need to weed through the myths to find the facts. Use our information in this email newsletter to debunk the popular myths and help online merchants manage[...]
03 02, 2016

Fraud Focus Moves to Online Sellers

October 1, 2015 marked an important date for merchants: the EMV card liability shift went into effect. EMV chip cards are the new credit cards with an embedded chip that many consumers are receiving. The chip in these cards affords a greater protection for merchants and their customers shopping at[...]
29 01, 2016

Optimize Your Manual | Payment Processing Solutions | Credit Card Processing

By Benjamin Grossman | January 29th, 2016 | Risk Prevention, eCommerce, blogs
Optimize Your Manual Review Process in 2016 From single owner e–commerce store fronts to major online retailers, many businesses that rely on card–not–present (CNP) transactions for revenue are still saddled with a slow, ineffective method of fraud prevention known as manual review. Facing rising[...]
29 01, 2016

5 e-Commerce Fraud Trends | Pinpoint Payments | Merchant Processing Service

5 e–Commerce Fraud Trends to Watch The beginning of every year is a time for predictions, so here’s one: fraud will continue in 2016. But not all  fraud is the same. Knowing what to look for  is a big part of identifying and preventing fraud. Here are five  major fraud trends to look for in 2016:[...]