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eCommerce and Mobile Banking Fraud Lead 2016 Fraud Increase in the UK

Financial Fraud Action (FFA) UK, a financial services industry research and reporting group, recently released their 2016 year-end payment card and banking fraud totals which showed an increase in card fraud overall, primarily led by card not present channel fraud. Changing trends include an increase in fraud attempts but targeting lower order amounts compared to

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Post-EMV eCommerce Fraud Growth Abetted by Data Breaches

According to recent data from Experian, eCommerce fraud was 15 percent higher in the first half of 2016 compared the same period the year before, but for the full-year eCommerce fraud attack rates increased to 33 percent. This implies an even greater increase in CNP fraud in the second half of the year, and it

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MasterCard to Acquire NuData Security

At the end of March, MasterCard announced they had entered into an agreement to acquire NuData Security, the behavioral biometric and behavioral monitoring vendor based in Vancouver, Canada, for an undisclosed amount. A pioneer in the behavioral monitoring space, NuData offers MasterCard valuable technology and patents related to performing authentication covertly across all types of

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Amazon Debuts Cash-based Alternative Payment Method

Amazon Cash is the latest payment method and feature supported by Amazon and was designed for the under- and unbanked. Consumers can request a barcode that is linked to their Amazon account, and when checking-out at a partner retail store location the customer can add between $15 and $500, using cash, which will become stored

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Global Spending to Increase on Fraud Detection, Cybersecurity and Big Data Analytics

Multiple studies and sources are coming to the same conclusion: organizations will be spending more on risk management and data analytics to keep up with growing fraud and business trends. This includes $9.2 billion spent on online fraud prevention services, $170 billion spent on cybersecurity and over $200 billion spent on big data analytics globally

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Both Card Present and Card Not Present Fraud Grew in 2016

According to estimates from Javelin Strategy and Research, there was an 8 percent increase in U.S. consumers impacted by payment card fraud at the point-of-sale in 2016, while those victimized by card not present fraud grew at a much larger rate. Although the industry was bracing for an increase in CNP fraud with the rollout

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Wal-Mart Makes Another Major eCommerce Move in Uphill Battle Against Amazon

Amazon has a stronghold as the largest eCommerce merchant in the United States, comprising as much as 43 percent of all U.S. online retail purchases in 2016. Wal-Mart, the largest brick-and-mortar retailer in the U.S., is one of the largest U.S. online retailers as well, but with online volumes less than one-fourth that of Amazon.

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Alibaba Spin Off to Acquire MoneyGram for $880 Million

Ant Financial Services Group, the Alibaba Group affiliate formerly known as Alipay, announced the acquisition of major money remittance company Money Gram for $880 million. While already the online payments leader in China, this acquisition would greatly increase Ant’s international and U.S. presence, with the acquisition expected to close in the second half of the

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Black Friday Sets New U.S. Total Online Sales Record, Surpassed by Cyber Monday Days Later

Consumers continue to shop more online and from their mobile devices on Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday with another record-setting year. Black Friday 2016 turned out to be the third largest desktop eCommerce shopping day of all-time  in the U.S., but Adobe, including mobile commerce, estimated online Black Friday sales to reach $3.34 billion,

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The Holiday Season is Also Fraud Season

It’s no secret that fraudsters increase their activity and fraud attempts during the holiday season when many merchants are at peak volume, but considering other fraud factors ACI Worldwide predicts a more than 40 percent increase in fraud this holiday season.  Meanwhile the FBI warns of fraudulent merchants, mobile apps with malware and work from

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