SOPA: The RIAA isn’t doing so bad

SOPA: The RIAA isn’t doing so bad

  • On January 31, 2012
Today The Official Merchant Services Blog dives right back into the fire with the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA). We were kind of surprised to find out what this PC World Article had to say. Apparently the  music industry is doing pretty good despite the issue of online piracy upon which SOPA hinges. SOPA was […]
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Facebook Attacks Clickjackers

Facebook Attacks Clickjackers

  • On January 30, 2012
Today The Official Merchant Services Blog takes a look at one of the latest and most twisted developments in online marketing: Clickjacking. This topic comes up because of a new lawsuit that is making the news. Facebook has filed a lawsuit against the company Adscend Media. The suit claims Adscend developed targeted spam campaigns and encouraged others […]
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Top Free Online Shopping Carts

Top Free Online Shopping Carts

  • On January 26, 2012
Today The Official Merchant Services Blog shifts its focus to the E-Commerce industry — specifically some tips we’ve found online to help small businesses with their e-commerce solution. An article written by Nova Scotian Vangie Beal details the ins and outs of ten open source online shopping carts that are available to merchants or really […]
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Phishing Scam Alert

Phishing Scam Alert

  • On January 25, 2012
Attention Merchants. The Official Merchant Services Blog has been made aware of an e-mail based Phishing campaign designed to trick individuals into providing login credentials for their credit card processing — specifically one of the payment gateways that a merchant uses. The e-mail generally has a subject title of “Annual Agreement Renewal”  and the body […]
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Durbin Amendment Back In the News

Durbin Amendment Back In the News

  • On January 24, 2012
The Official Merchant Services Blog returns to a topic that it covered thoroughly throughout 2011: The Durbin Amendment. With the Stop Online Piracy Act getting most of the headlines lately, Durbin Amendment’s continued impact on the payment processing industry has gone into stealth mode. Until today that is. Stick with us as we offer a […]
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Mobile Payments: 2012 and Beyond

Mobile Payments: 2012 and Beyond

  • On January 23, 2012
Today The Official Merchant Services Blog updates our outlook on Mobile Payment Technology and the rampant predictions for its success in the near future. We have previously covered the topic with this blog entry on Tuesday, October 18, 2011. The parameters of that blog are still pretty much the current state of Mobile Payments. But […]
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SOPA: Time For a Nap

SOPA: Time For a Nap

  • On January 20, 2012
When last we posted, The Official Merchant Services Blog was busy highlighting its own in depth coverage of the Stop Online Piracy Act and having a few yuks at the expense of the bill’s sponsor, Lamar Smith [R-TX], for having a web-site that violated the bill he sponsored. Since then, SOPA has somersaulted into the […]
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SOPA: Pot Meet Kettle

SOPA: Pot Meet Kettle

  • On January 12, 2012
The Official Merchant Services Blog has late breaking news to report today. Once again we take on the topic of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA). In perhaps the strangest twist to date for the ongoing saga that is the battle between the entertainment industry to curb piracy and the internet industry to keep their […]
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