Any merchant who accepts funds using e-commerce as payment for their goods or services is exposed to a large number of different types of risks. This can be bank cards, electronic money or cryptocurrency – in each of these cases, there are nuances of how to prevent or at least minimize such threats. Of course, the activity carried out by the merchant is of great importance.
However, the following risks are applicable to any activity:
Losses after carders use a large number of stolen cards.
Phishing attack on your customers. Even if your client independently disclosed the 3ds password or told a third party the password from the personal account on your site – in any case, a huge share of the negative will fall on you, such is the psychology of the victim and this circumstance greatly affects the reputation risk.
Financial losses from chargebacks. It is necessary to perform a high-quality service, or provide a high-quality product at the time, to be able to challenge the chargeback in case of its submission, to collect the necessary documents for this.
Abuse by banks or payment facilitators. Often, these participants try to abuse the merchants' ignorance of the rules of the card schemes or their own rights. As a result, the merchant may receive a fine for any violation without receiving a justification at all. The same applies to disputing work with chargebacks - you need to clearly know your rights and be able to defend them when interacting with other participants.
These are just the main risks that can be applied to merchants, in reality there are a much larger number of them.
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