The U.S. is one of the last countries to migrate to EMV — the global standard for credit and debit payment cards, based on chip card technology developed by Europay, MasterCard®, and Visa®. Several U.S. banks now offer EMV credit and debit cards for smoother travel abroad.
Small Business Saturday falls on November 24th this year — and as always, it’s scheduled for the Saturday between Black Friday and Cyber Monday (as it’s been since its debut in 2010). Sponsored by American Express®, Small Business Saturday is a day dedicated to supporting local small businesses that serve our communities and help stimulate the economy.
The Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Office of Veteran’s Business Development (OVBD) has announced a new funding opportunity known as “Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans (EBV) with Disabilities Program” made possible by the Small Business Act.
Between 2009 and 2011 a $10 million scam aimed at stealing credit and debit card data from payment terminals at hundreds of Subway restaurants and other merchants across the U.S. led to the compromise of more than 146,000 payment cards and more than $10M in losses. Two of the four Romanian nationals charged who were extradited to the U.S. in May have confessed their involvement.
The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) is the world’s largest anti-fraud organization that provides anti-fraud training and education. The ACFE provides training tools and other resources to help your organization put focus on fraud. They invite you to sign up as an Official Supporter of this year’s International Fraud Awareness Week, Nov. 11–17, 2012.