Jul 15, 2019

Visa Aims to Combat Rising Chargebacks By Buying Verifi

Visa will buy the Los Angeles-based Verifi, which offers tools that help merchants, acquirers, and issuers to resolve chargebacks. This is especially impactful considering rising chargebacks in the industry. Though the terms of the acquisition were not announced, Visa said it will integrate Verifi’s technology with the risk-management offerings from CyberSource and Cardinal Commerce. Visa acquired CyberSource in 2010 and...

Jun 25, 2019

EMV Chip Cards Reduce Incidents of Fraud, According to Visa

As of early 2019, EMV chip cards have continued to increase share and the number of incidents of fraud have dropped significantly in the U.S., according to Visa. The Details on Visa’s Numbers Recently, Visa reported that 3.5 million U.S. merchant locations accepted EMV chip cards as of March, which was an increase of about 400,000. There were 3.1 million...

May 31, 2019

Tips for Fighting Chargebacks for Digital Goods

Having the option to pay even more ways for digital goods, like music streaming and news subscriptions, has created new obstacles for merchants. Customers love the convenience and 24-hour access to services, but merchants are having to deal with an uptick in friendly fraud, as well as the newer challenge of family fraud. Friendly Fraud vs. Family Fraud Friendly fraud...

May 29, 2019

With Mobile Payments on the Rise, Merchants Must Fight Fraud

Rogue mobile apps account for 28% of fraud attacks, according to the Q2 2018 fraud report by Bedford, Mass.-based security solutions company RSA. Other highlights from the report include: Phishing accounted for 41 percent of all fraud attacks observed by RSA in Q2. Canada, the United States, and the Netherlands were the top three countries most targeted by phishing. Fraud...

Feb 26, 2019

Protect an Online Gaming Merchant Account By Fighting Fraud

The online gaming industry is ripe for fraud. They games deal with many, low-cost transactions that need to be approved in real time, so it does not ruin games for players. The almost real-time nature of these transactions makes it more difficult to catch fraudsters before it’s too late. Fraudsters continue to get more sophisticated. They are always looking for...

Feb 26, 2019

Friendly Fraud – All to Blame for E-Commerce’s Worst Enemy

By now, everyone knows that Facebook not only cashed in the rampant friendly fraud generated by kids unintentionally or without parents’ knowledge downloading games from the platform, but it encouraged the practice. A few years ago, the social media giant informed its employees of friendly fraud and explained how it should not try to block it.  The result was some...

Jan 15, 2019

The Rise of Online Fraud

Losses caused by online payment fraud aren’t expected to stop. Currently, they’re even greater than what you could find some years ago. The growth in fraud is driven by a continued epidemic of data breaches. If you want to learn what Juniper Research forecasts concerning online fraud and where you can get the best protection from payment fraud, just go...

Jan 08, 2019

Chargeback Protection Helps Defend Businesses

Protect Your Business from Fraud One of the biggest ways for your business to lose money is to not work to fight real and friendly fraud. If you do not keep them under control, your business will be looking at a lot of chargebacks, which is when a card issuer requires a merchant refund a disputed or fraudulent transaction. Too...

Dec 26, 2018

The Role of E-Contracts in Successful Chargeback Mitigation

In the payments industry, many discuss a variety of ways of cutting chargebacks, but the most efficient way may be through e-contracts. What are E-contracts? E-contracts, also known as electronic contracts, work just like paper contracts. They outline the terms and conditions of agreements for the parties involved. They are signed via computer apps or through email, and if they...

Nov 26, 2018

What is Chargeback Representment?

A chargeback representment is a process in which a merchant disputes a chargeback. Merchants must fight chargebacks, which are when credit card companies demand businesses refund the losses of disputed or fraudulent purchases, or work to prevent them or face fees and possible merchant account termination. Whenever a merchant opts to fight a chargeback, it enters the representment process. Representment...

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Having a merchant account allows an account holder to take advantage of merchant cash advances. When a merchant is approved for an advance, the business agrees to receive a lump sum of cash in exchange for an agreed-upon percentage of future credit card sales.

Pricing varies depending on the merchant’s industry, past credit card processing history, the type of business seeking the account, average ticket sales, and average transaction volumes.

Yes, EMB works with merchants who are building their credit, as well as those who have poor credit. EMB also approves merchants that have no credit card processing history and businesses that have lost their merchant accounts due to high chargebacks.

Several factors influence a merchant’s risk level. Though only one factor likely will not get a merchant classified as high risk, a combination of these may: business size, location, and industry, credit score, credit card processing history, a industry’s reputation for excessive chargebacks, a prior history of high chargeback ratios, and whether a merchant exclusively sells online.

Virtual terminals are stationed on a merchant’s website, making it easy for customers to make a payment or purchase online. Merchants or a payment processor can easily set up virtual terminals, so online businesses can accept credit and debit card and e-check transactions.

A merchant account is a business account with an acquiring bank. Without this business account, which actually works more like a line of credit, a merchant cannot accept and process credit and debit card transactions. Businesses need a merchant account to accept major credit cards via a static point-of-sale terminal, mobile card reader, or through a virtual payment gateway.

After filling out EMB’s simple online application and submitting any necessary, requested documents, many merchants get approved within 24 and 48 hours.

EMB specializes in working with high-risk merchants. EMB works with many merchants, including but not limited to businesses in these industries: gambling and gaming, adult entertainment, nutraceuticals, vaping and e-cigarettes, electronics, tech support, travel, high-end furniture, weight loss programs, calling cards, e-books and software, and telecommunications.

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