Many mobile payments vendors pile on features to set themselves apart, but Push for Pizza has a different philosophy. It lets consumers purchase a pizza, and that’s it.
This Week in Payments – 8/8/2014
via the Paypers
Intellinx, an enterprise fraud management provider, has made available its check fraud solution which provides fraud detection features.
The system tracks multiple indicators of suspicious activity across customer, account and check data and combines this information with internal and external user activity collected using Intellinx’s technology.
by Jim Bruene
by John Adams
In politics, every penny counts to secure a candidate’s position in office. Bitcoin’s low cost of acceptance, accompanied by increasing clarity from regulators over its role in campaigns, is making it a more appealing choice for accepting donations.
“Politicians, like everyone else dependent on accepting payments or donations, are sensitive to costs,” said Matt Philips, who works with several Republican candidates for New Hampshire state office and Congress. “Bitcoin is much lower cost than credit card or even e-checks.”
The U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team, a division of the Department of Homeland Security, has issued a warning to retailers about a new POS malware hack that has been detected. Dubbed “Backoff,” the family of malware exploits has been found in three separate investigations, going back as far as October 2013.
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