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How to Take Safer Phone Payments At Your Dealership

How to Take Safer Phone Payments At Your Dealership

Let’s set the stage for a typical day at your dealership. Your customers drop off their cars at your bustling service department and head out to lunch while repairs are made. A technician notices an issue and calls the customer for permission to move forward with the repair. An over-the-phone payment is made to authorize the transaction before the work is done and the customer comes by later that afternoon to pick up the car. This is likely par for the course at your dealership, but this approach to obtaining payment is full of landmines. Card-not-present transactions, such as…

5 Best Practices for POS Credit Card Terminal Security

5 Best Practices for POS Credit Card Terminal Security

Maintaining a secure business doesn’t just benefit you; it also benefits the customers who frequent your business and pay for your services. Simply locking your cash drawer isn’t enough if you accept credit card payments. Fraud costs businesses and consumers alike. According to the Federal Trade Commision, consumers reported over $744 million in fraud complaints in 2016. These complaints can impact the buyer perception of businesses that are breached or neglectful of fraud occurring on their premises. By implementing a device security protocol, you can stay on top of your business’s PCI compliance and actively prevent fraud.…

7 Critical Security Practices for E-Commerce Sites in 2019

7 Critical Security Practices for E-Commerce Sites in 2019

For most online shoppers today, the internet has become the go-to destination for everything from clothes to groceries. But while online retail has become commonplace, it remains an intricate technology operation that is vulnerable to attack. Cybercriminals often target e-commerce websites because they know how much sensitive information, including credit card numbers, flow through them on a daily basis. If you’re running an e-commerce store, it's pivotal to make security a top priority in all technology decisions. This article dives into seven specific best practices that you should follow in order to ensure that your customers and their data…

5 Reasons Why You Need a Customer-Facing Terminal

5 Reasons Why You Need a Customer-Facing Terminal

If you’re shopping for a new credit card terminal, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by your options. Make the wrong choice and you could be in the same position in a year’s time. Changes in payment technology and consumer trends are unpredictable, but some credit card terminals are better suited for the future than others. Without over-complicating the matter with makes and models, we’ll focus simply on the credit card terminal's physical orientation. There are five compelling reasons why you should opt for a customer-facing terminal over a traditional cashier-facing one. The Imminent Rise of Chip…

PCI DSS Compliance Checklist For Businesses

PCI DSS Compliance Checklist For Businesses

Below, we outline the 12 items the Payment Card Industry Security Standard Council (PCI SSC) recommends, in addition to our own best practices, to meet PCI DSS compliance. We recommend thoroughly reading through the official quick reference guide from the PCI Security Standards Council for even more details. Some of these items may not apply to your business, depending on its breadth and size, but in a world where hackers are only getting smarter and technology is advancing daily, it's important to stay on top of safeguarding your business. PCI DSS Compliance Checklist 1. Install and maintain a firewall configuration…