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Top 6 Secure Payment Methods

With cyber threats on online payment methods becoming more common in today's digital age, ensuring that payment systems are secure and sensitive information is not hijacked when making payments has become ever more critical. To ensure that you choose the right option when making payments online or physically, we have compiled a list of the top 6 most secure payment methods. These payment options prioritize security, offering robust features and protections to safeguard your financial data.

Credit Card vs Debit Card: Which Is Safer?

Identity theft and card fraud are the main concerns associated with using debit and credit cards. Like any financial instrument, credit and debit cards are susceptible to certain security threats that can compromise cardholders' information and lead to credit card fraud or debit card fraud. Common examples of such financial security threats include card theft, phishing, skimming, malware, card cloning, vishing, weak passwords/PINs, and social engineering.

Why Cyber-Fraud Teams Are the Next Big Thing in Payments Security

The growing inter-connectedness of digital systems, combined with the alarming ingenuity of financial criminals, has led to a convergence between payment fraud, cybercrime, and AML. As financial transactions increasingly occur online and real-time payments have expanded to over seventy countries, cybercriminals are exploiting these trends by developing sophisticated schemes to target vulnerabilities in digital payment systems.

Outsmarting PayPal Scammers to Keep Your Cash Safe

Over the years, PayPal has earned a reputation for being a secure and easy way to send and receive money. However, no payment system is entirely immune to scams, and cybercriminals often exploit these platforms due to their widespread popularity and trust among users. PayPal is the most widely used online payment system in the US, making it a compelling target for scammers looking to capitalize on its extensive user base.

A Look Back at Payment Fraud Trends of 2023

2023 repeated some familiar payment fraud trends from 2022.There were some shifts in the prevalence of different fraud types, according to data from Verifi. The persistence of phishing remains at the forefront, posing significant challenges for businesses and consumers. Notably, friendly fraud became the second most prevalent fraud seen in 2023.

Venmo threat sees increase in fraudulent payment requests

Since January 13th, 2024, our Threat Intelligence team has seen a steep rise in the number of fraudulent payment attacks using Venmo. By hacking existing or setting up new Venmo accounts, cybercriminals are using legitimate Venmo communications to trick users into approving fraudulent payments.

Understanding Payment Gateway Services

A payment gateway is a technology that processes and authorises card payments for businesses. Think of a card machine in a brick-and-mortar store - an online payment gateway is exactly that, but for digital transactions. Payment gateways play a crucial role in e-commerce by facilitating the secure transfer of payment information. They are responsible for encrypting sensitive data, such as credit card numbers, to ensure that transactions are secure from end to end.

15 Common PayPal Scams to Watch Out For: Tips for Online Shoppers

When shopping online, you want to feel 100% sure that the service you are handing over your details is safe and secure. One of the most popular payment methods for online shopaholics is PayPal. However, is PayPal safe, and how secure is it when checking out online? Throughout this article, we will discover 15 of the most common PayPal scams and online fraud scams to watch out for and how to avoid them.

Understanding Mobile Payment Security

As the holiday shopping season kicks in, many are eager to secure early bird discounts and offers, preparing for the festive season. The convenience and speed of mobile devices has led to a growing number of individuals opting for mobile payments, whether conducted online or through contactless systems. The global mobile payment revenue is expected to reach $12.06 trillion by 2027, and smartphone users are anticipated to surpass 7.7 billion by 2028.