Keep Credit Card Fraud from Hurting Your Bottom Line

Thanks to chip cards and smarter fraud detection by card issuers, credit card payments have never been more secure. But thieves are always looking for ways to break through these safeguards, so a watchful eye and some good practices can help keep your business safe.

These steps can give you an extra layer of protection:

For in-person transactions:

For internet or phone transactions:

To recap, an up-to-date card reader and good training practices can help keep stolen card data from being used in person. You can help protect phone or online transactions by asking customers for more information, limiting checkout attempts and flagging certain transactions for a closer look. Talk to a First Citizens Merchant Sales Specialist about how your merchant services provider can help.

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