Countermeasures to Combat Cardholder Fraud
Globalization has turned the world to be a small village with many businesses transacting business activities around the world from different locations. The demand on the businesses has been very high especially when it comes to the payment methods being used. Due to the distance, the businesses required to change the method of payment for instance from the barter trade methods to methods that can be accessed quickly across the world. After long-term of research and trying to come up with a new method of payment, the electronic payment method was found. The use of electronic payment method has become very useful even to individuals after the of purchased various items from online and physical shops because they can pay. Electronic payment methods include the use of smart cards, mobile payments, credit card, debit cards, checks to name but a few.
One disadvantage of using electronic payment is that it is hard to protect your money. There are many cases that prove the insecurity of having electronic money as many cases report of credit card or debit card frauds. In many cases you can lose your card and also other personal details in the same bag meaning the person who finds the back can conduct transactions on your behalf without your knowledge.Other cases may involve skimming, checker, account takeover, application frauds to name but a few. There are many studies that have been done to help in combating the cardholder frauds. The following are the ways to combat cardholder frauds.
There is the role of the card issuer to play. The company should take therefore of ensuring that there are fraud detections and other mechanisms to respond to the cardholder frauds such as the Andrew Phillips Cardflex processors. Additionally, there are other detection and prevention software that a company can ensure they engage that will be in a position to notice any unusual patterns of transaction behaviors helping in alarming the company.
When it comes to the combating of cardholder fraud, even the merchant as a role to play. One of the way as a merchant you can combat the cardholder fraud is by requesting for additional information such as the ZIP, pin and the card security code. As a merchant, it is important that you use reliable authentication such as the PayPal if indirectly and the MiiCard if directly.
It is upon you as a cardholder to report if the card is stolen or you lose it. Be sure also to regularly check the charges and any report of unauthorized transaction that you do not do.
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