Preventing Fraud / Data Security
Small business owners are victims of fraud at one-and-a-half times the rate of all other adults. While 4.8% of consumers overall suffer fraud, 7.4% of self-employed or small business owners experience it.1 We can help keep your customers' data safe and protect your business against unnecessary loss.
To Learn More About Preventing Fraud—Login Above to Watch Our Video
Our Fraud video explains how you can protect your customers and business against card, check, mail and Internet fraud.
Top 10 Tips to Help Keep Your Data Safe—Login Above to See Our Tips
Your customers expect you to keep their personal cardholder data safe – not an unreasonable expectation. Login to see our tips for how to keep your customer and business data secure.
Ensuring Secure Card Transactions: Frequently Asked Questions—Login Above to See our FAQs
Read our FAQs for advice on how to securely accept card transactions.
Small Merchant Data Security Survey—Login Above to See the Report/Results
The National Retail Federation and First Data Corporation released results from a research study of data security and fraud prevention strategies practiced at small to mid-sized retailers. Most of the retailers surveyed had annual sales of less than $100,000. According to the report, smaller retailers are knowledgeable about data security and fraud prevention strategies but unclear on potential liabilities in the event of breach or noncompliance.
First Data is committed to helping small merchants prevent fraud, see our Top 10 Tips above and PCI Compliance section to learn more on how you can protect your customer and business data.
The Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council was founded by Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover and JBC to protect cardholder data that is processed, stored or transmitted by merchants. This is a minimum standard of security, not a guarantee against data breaches.
12010 Identity Fraud Survey Report. Javelin Strategy & Research