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Alert: New Phishing Scam

The Official Merchant Services Blog wants to alert its readers to a new fraudulent phishing e-mail scam that is going around the internet., one of the leading providers of payment gateway services, has received reports that an e-mail is being sent to merchants. The e-mail claims to be from, but is actually a…

Host Merchant Services Knowledge Base

Industry Terms: EMV Cards

This is the latest installment in The Official Merchant Services Blog’s Knowledge Base effort.  We want to make the payment processing industry’s terms and buzzwords clear.  We want to remove any and all confusion merchants might have about how the industry works.  The Host Merchant Services promise, we deliver personal service and clarity.  So we’re going…

Host Merchant Services offers tips on how to protect against Identity Theft

Tips to Prevent Identity Theft

College students are commonly targeted for identity theft. Because they are such common victims of identity theft, Host Merchant Services recommends taking a few simple steps to protect your identity: – Secure your mail. Campus mailboxes are often easily accessed in a dorm or apartment. Have sensitive mail sent to a permanent address such as…