If possible, always swipe, tap, or dip a physical card. If you key in the card info you will incur higher fees and more chargebacks due to human error.
Cybercriminals are getting more sophisticated each day, accounting for millions of dollars in credit card theft via chargebacks every year. That's why it is imperative that you stay vigilant against potential credit card scams by employing the tips and best practices found on this page. Have a merchant account with us? You can also download our convenient Card Acceptance Guide.
We work tirelessly to help protect both your business and your customers from credit card scams and that includes helping you maintain PCI compliance. That said, while we update our solutions continuously to remedy any compliance issues, the responsibility for maintaining your PCI compliance ultimately rests with you.
|Install and maintain a firewall to protect cardholder data.|
|Do not use vendor-supplied defaults for system passwords and other security parameters.|
|Protect stored cardholder data.|
|Encrypt transmission of cardholder data across open, public networks.|
|Use and regularly update anti-virus software.|
|Develop and maintain secure systems and applications.|
|Restrict access to data by business need-to-know.|
|Assign a unique ID to each person with computer access.|
|Restrict physical access to cardholder data.|
|Track and monitor all access to network resources and cardholder data.|
|Regularly test security systems and processes.|
|Maintain a policy that effectively addresses information security.|