17 Oct

Risk Update: Psychoactive Substances

An overview of illegal and high-risk goods 

At a global level, there has been an increase in the production as well as the misuse of new psychoactive substances. From 2009 to mid-2012, the number of these substances reported by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, escalated from 166 to 251 – an increase of more than 50%!

Reported psychoactive substances

With the evolving nature of new psychoactive substances, it is important to stay informed of the risks they bring. Here are a few that the card networks have been keeping a close eye on.

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29 Sep

No Prohibited Business Types, No Problem

 

At the IAFCI conference in Phoenix, Rayleen Pirniv (EPCOR) and Jeanette Fox (NACHA) stated a main difference between credit card networks and the ACH:

“Unlike Credit Card processors, the ACH has no prohibited business types.”

What exactly does that mean for you?
Like a pebble in a pond, the ripple effect of a bad third party can always be traced back to the source.

Every year, over 18 billion transactions representing $40 trillion in volume, flow through the ACH network. This is far more than the card networks – and with the mandatory EMV adoption in 2015 – we expect to see even more fraudsters transition their activities from credit card to the ACH network. With the proper due diligence and monitoring, much of this fraud can be prevented.

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