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The Equifax Data Breach: What to Do.

MONEY & CREDIT HOMES & MORTGAGES HEALTH & FITNESS JOBS & MAKING MONEY PRIVACY, IDENTITY & ONLINE SECURITY BLOG VIDEO & MEDIA SCAM ALERTS Vea esta página en español September 8, 2017 by Seena Gressin Attorney, Division of Consumer & Business Education, FTC If you have a credit report, there’s a good chance that you’re one of the 143 million American consumers whose sensitive personal information was exposed in a data breach at Equifax, one of the nation’s three major credit reporting agencies. Here are the facts, according to Equifax. The breach lasted from mid-May through July. The hackers [...]

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Get the Poynt

Attention Restaurant Owners!! Have you been looking for a solution to begin accepting tableside payments? National Payment Corporation has the latest point of sale system called the Poynt that will allow your staff to quickly and easily accept credit and debit cards right at the table! It integrates seamlessly with Aloha, DinerWare and Micros, so there is NO need to update your existing Point of Sale! Simply begin enjoying the modern freedom of accepting credit cards at the table! Speed up [...]

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Merchant Spotlight – Toledo Memorial Park – August 2017

Merchant Spotlight – Toledo Memorial Park – August 2017   This month’s merchant spotlight lands on one of our local merchants, Toledo Memorial Park (TMP). This merchant is utilizing our Virtual Terminal processing option, PayTrace.  TMP has the ease of being able to process transactions on the go with the PayTrace GO mobile application as well. “Established in 1922, Toledo Memorial Park is the area’s finest cemetery, with 380 beautiful acres of meadows, ponds, magnificent trees and flowering plants and sculptures designed [...]

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BULLETIN: SCAM ALERT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

We have been notified by several of our merchants about a great influx of deceptive solicitation calls and emails from other credit card processing companies who have become more crafty than ever.  Many processors will employ deceptive sales people because they are the ones that make the most sales due to their keen ability to manipulate victims into anything.  Please do not fall victim to their empty promises.   American Express is the main trigger for this informational bulletin as they [...]

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Do any of your merchants need some cash for their business?

CASH ADVANCE We can get your merchant the cash they need, NOW!  The money can be paid back over time using credit card transactions.  FASTER Pre-Approval within 24 Hours! Cash within 7 working days! BETTER No personal guarantee for repayment! No collateral! No liens! No application fees! No fixed monthly payment!   SMARTER Improved Cash Flow – repayment is through a percentage of their future Visa/MasterCard receipts.  They pay us only when they make a sale! This will NOT affect their ability to qualify for other financing. They can use the Cash Advance [...]

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Merchant Spotlight – Massage Bliss – June, 2017

At National Payment Corporation, good service has never been good enough.  Recently, we have received this testimony from Robert Bremer LMT, of Massage Bliss –   “To the outstanding team at NPC, Thank you for your personal service you have giving us over the past year. It is great to be able to talk to a person when calling about an issue we might be having. We have never had to talk to a computer and we very much appreciate that. Also, [...]

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Is Your Business Being Hacked today?

 Important Update – Carbanak Campaign   Payment card industry sources are reporting renewed and evolving efforts by the FIN7/Carbanak hacking group to target merchants with point-of-sale (POS) malware that is being delivered via spear-phishing and social engineering campaigns. Merchants in the restaurant and hospitality industries are being the most heavily targeted. Helpful Resources The resources at the links below provide further details on the attackers’ tactics as well as hash values of the malware in question: •         https://www.fireeye.com/blog/threat-research/2017/04/fin7-phishing-lnk.html?aliId=139920832 •         https://www.trustwave.com/Resources/SpiderLabs-Blog/Carbanak-Continues-To-Evolve–Quietly-Creeping-into-Remote-Hosts/ •         https://arstechnica.com/security/2017/05/spear-phishing-is-getting-good-enough-to-hook-even-savvy-users/    

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Peer-to-Peer Payments…the Future of Brick and Mortar?

With Apple, Android and Samsung all releasing mobile payment services and more and more stores upgrading their payment devices to accept these new integrated forms of payments…. companies of all size are betting big on in-store shopping. Larger retail players have even begun adding some exciting options for customers at their locations, Sephora is experimenting with augmented reality and beacons, even Best Buy and Nordstrom are now offering curbside pickup. This highly technological and personal focus is not surprising: [...]

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What would you do if a website you frequent suffered a security attack or data breach?

Recent studies show that more than two-thirds (68 per cent) of online users will immediately stop using a retailer’s website once a data breach is reported. Theft of credit card information is seen as the biggest threat to privacy when online, it is this concern over privacy and the safety of personal information along with fears over fake or fraudulent websites that prevent people from shopping online; In fact 32% of polled shoppers even stated that they will not [...]

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Merchant Spotlight – Dan McSweeney’s Whale Watch

This month’s merchant spotlight lands on Dan McSweeney’s Whale Watch.  The name says it all; Dan McSweeney’s Whale Watch offers three-hour whale-watching tours in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.  Captain Dan has been studying whales for over 40 years and his whale-watching adventures are internationally recognized.  Tours run twice a day, four days a week, and allow you to see these beautiful creatures up close. You can call Dan and reserve your trip today on your credit card or pay just before you [...]

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