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Fingers, veins, eyeballs … we know who you are

I blogged the other day about knowing where customers are, but knowing who they are is always a challenge. Banks continually talk about fraud and the lack of dependable identification and authentication methods.  We talk about things you know (a PIN number), things you have (a card or phone), but things you are (blood, DNA,…

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Groom robbed banks to pay for wedding

The Austrian Times reports that a desperate bridegroom committed four bank robberies after his fiance's plans for a huge white wedding got out of hand. "The hapless groom, a 36-year-old Turk living in Vienna, netted more than €275,000 ($350,000) before he was caught but it still wasn't enough for his fiancee who demanded 500 guests,…

Living in a third world cards country

With that title, I bet you thought I was going to blog a bit more about China and how their card systems are developing. Wrong. In fact, China, Russia, South Africa and many other emerging nations have robust, reliable and secure card networks, thanks to new infrastructures and ideas.  For example, most of Eastern Europe,…

Debunking card myths with John Chaplin

Here’s another blog with multimedia inserts, this time discussing John Chaplin who presented at the Club this week about trends in debit and credit cards. Now John should know what he’s talking about as he is European payments adviser for First Data,  liaising closely with the European Commission, European Central Bank and other regulatory authorities…

Debunking card myths with John Chaplin

Here’s another blog with multimedia inserts, this time discussing John Chaplin who presented at the Club this week about trends in debit and credit cards. Now John should know what he’s talking about as he is European payments adviser for First Data,  liaising closely with the European Commission, European Central Bank and other regulatory authorities…

Debunking card myths with John Chaplin

Here’s another blog with multimedia inserts, this time discussing John Chaplin who presented at the Club this week about trends in debit and credit cards. Now John should know what he’s talking about as he is European payments adviser for First Data,  liaising closely with the European Commission, European Central Bank and other regulatory authorities…

$9 million in 30 minutes in a Global ATM scam

Following hot on the heels of the Heartland Payments Systems data breach, which compromised nearly every payment card in America, news broke yesterday on New York's Fox 5 that RBS WorldPay not only had the data hacked for around 1.5 million payroll and gift cards back on December 23rd, but also that the mag stripe…

$9 million in 30 minutes in a Global ATM scam

Following hot on the heels of the Heartland Payments Systems data breach, which compromised nearly every payment card in America, news broke yesterday on New York's Fox 5 that RBS WorldPay not only had the data hacked for around 1.5 million payroll and gift cards back on December 23rd, but also that the mag stripe…

If you’re going to phish, do it in English

I just got this email from ibank.secure@abbey.co.uk: This is to inform you that your Abbey National Bank Secure Messages Center has1 new alert. To access your Abbey National personalized Secure Messages Center, click on the image below: Account Reference: (0x3d.0x38.0x4e.0xcf) Please do not reply to this email. This mailbox is not monitored and you will…

Every credit and debit card has been breached

I cannot believe, when we’re all absorbed by the inauguration of a new President in the world’s largest economy, that Heartland Payments Systems had the lack of heart to release news that malware on their systems had been recording every payment made through their network to an external source. Heartland Payment Systems chose to release…

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