What is the Visa Chargeback Monitoring Program?

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What is the Visa Chargeback Monitoring Program

The Visa Chargeback Monitoring Program is Visa’s way of monitoring merchants that receive excessive amounts of fraud or disputes. But this isn’t a program merchants want to be enrolled in. In this post, we will go over Visa’s two monitoring programs, how merchant’s get put on those programs, and how you can monitor your disputes. Visa monitors all merchant disputes activity. On a monthly basis, if any merchant has excessive disputes Visa will notify the acquirer. … Read More

Using Authorization Holds to Prevent Disputes

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Using Authorization Holds to Prevent Disputes

Using authorization holds is a common practice used by gas stations, car rental services, and hotels. There is a good reason for this. Merchants who use this practice effectively can prevent disputes, fraud, and refunds. Authorizations are part of the payment process that the customer never sees. When a customer enters in their card number online or uses it at a physical terminal, there is a series of parties and actions that take place to approve … Read More

What Is Account Takeover Fraud?

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The cost of account takeover fraud tripled last year, reaching an estimated $5.1 billion in the United States. This type of fraud is costly and frustrating for customers and merchants alike. Account takeover fraud is when a fraudster obtained valid credentials to takeover an online account. After gaining access to the account, the fraudster is free to run wild pretending to be the actual account holder. This could include selling the account information to the highest … Read More

Visa Token Service

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Visa Token Service

Visa recently announced 20 new partners to their token services. These new partners include PayPal, Adyen, and Worldpay to name a few. By joining Visa Token Services, the 20 new gateway and payment partners can now tokenize digital payments for their merchant and payment clients. With the expansion to these partners, merchants will be able to enjoy tokenization without having to do much of the heavy lifting themselves. Through integrations Visa Token Service manages tokenization on … Read More

Loyalty Program Fraud

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Loyalty Program Fraud

Loyalty programs are becoming more popular among retailers and restaurants. It makes sense that more merchants are hopping on the loyalty train. As you have probably heard before, “It costs more to earn a new customer than to retain one.” In fact, it can be 5 to 25 times more expensive to acquire new customers than it is to retain an existing ones. If you need anymore encouragement to keep loyal customers around, it has been … Read More

The Dangers of Outsourcing Dispute Management

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The Dangers of Outsourcing

Outsourcing dispute management may sound tempting at times. It is one less thing that your company has to manage internally, but there are dangers that come with outsourcing disputes. It can put your company’s security, win rate, and bottom line at risk. After major data breaches hitting every kind of industry, data protection should be at the top of your company’s list. One of the warnings you have probably heard (maybe hundreds of times by now) … Read More

Is Disputing a Charge Getting Too Easy?

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Is Disputing a Charge Getting Too Easy_

As the world continues to make things easier and more efficient for customers, it comes with trade offs. One example of this is exchanging security for convenience during the checkout process. Merchants that have too many verification steps in their checkout process could turn away customers. On the other hand, having for too little verification information means the merchant may accept fraudulent cards or not have enough compelling evidence to make a winning chargeback response.

What is Chargeback Flip Fraud?

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What is Chargeback Flip Fraud

The term “flipping,” when talking about fraud, is normally associated with fraudsters buying property. They will then resell it at an artificially inflated price for a considerable profit, even though they only made minor improvements to it. In the world of disputes, flip fraud has a little different meaning, but the same concept behind it. That is why we are going to explain what chargeback flip fraud is, how fraudsters are taking advantage of the chargeback … Read More

Emails are a Great Tool for Preventing Disputes

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Emails are an Important Tool in Dispute Management

Emails. I get a lot of them, and I’m sure you do too. In fact, as of 2018, there are about 124.5 billion business emails sent and received everyday. Consumers are not far behind after sending and receiving 111.1 billion emails everyday. In the sea of daily emails, there are a few types of emails that are very important to prevent disputes from happening. We will go over how your company can implement them and we … Read More

Why Is Managing Disputes Important For Merchants?

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Why Is Managing Chargebacks Important For Merchants

Just like any other part of running a business, customer disputes should not be ignored. Yet some companies have an (informal) protocol to either accept the dispute or simply ignore it altogether. This brings us to our question of the day: Why is managing disputes so important for your business? In a recent podcast with SoarPay, Chargeback’s CMO Scott Stone said the following about disputes: “It lost revenue. It varies by company. But at the end … Read More