Video A Russian-speaking man casually shows on camera how he can download a punter’s bank-card details and PIN from a hacked card reader.
In a video demonstrating a tampered sales terminal, a card is swiped through the handheld device and a PIN entered – just as any customer would in a restaurant or shop. Later, after a series of key-presses, the data is transferred to a laptop via a serial cable.
In today’s competitive marketplace, merchant account services are a must for any business. 80 percent of all retail customers pay with their credit and debit cards. If your business does not accept credit cards, your customers may go to someone who does; your competitor. The acceptance of major credit cards is a key factor in customer satisfaction and the success of your business.
When selecting a new merchant account provider just beware of any companies that may try to sway you by offering free credit card machines. It is nice to get something for free, but in reality, nothing really is free. Continue reading The Not So Free – Free Credit Card Machine
In recent years, one tool consistently used to steal credit and debit card data has been the credit card skimmer device. Be it on ATM machines, or on credit card machine in merchant locations, criminals have clearly made this a tool of choice. In the last two years alone, skimmers were used at such high profile, multi-location merchants as Barnes and Noble, Michaels, and Lucky’s Supermarkets.
Thinking about updating your credit card machine? The old knuckle buster credit card machines just aren’t suitable in this day and age. Technology has come a long way and there are a host of great affordable credit card machine options that will keep your merchant services running at full speed.
Credit card processing for small business is huge. Many small businesses have to work extra hard to convey their professionalism that is often automatically afforded to larger companies. Because this free pass is not always given to small businesses, they have to take any opportunity they can to show how professional they are. Credit card processing is one of the simplest ways to help with this. If you have ever used a credit card at a small business and they have a dial-up connection that takes forever, it makes you lose a little respect for that business. Speed is the name of the game. When customers arrives at the counter they just want to pay and go use whatever it is that they just bought or digest whatever it is they just ate. Having the merchant services to make this happen is critical for a good and ongoing relationship with your customer. Continue reading What To Look For in A Credit Card Machine
MerchantService.com, a leading provider of merchant account services, is pleased to announce they have released a new article on their site titled “Credit Card Processing Equipment Critical for Pleasing Customers, Maximizing Bottom Line Profits.” The article focuses on the many benefits of credit card processing and the reasons why it’s essential that merchants of all size have a credit card machine.