Retailers urged to address payments fraud

12:45PM | Friday, 16 December 2011 |  The Australian Payments Clearing Association has issued fraud protection guidelines for merchants, after revealing total payments fraud increased to 12.2 cents in every $1,000 transacted over the year.

Tune your fraud radar

8:52PM | Wednesday, 31 August 2011 |  Following on from my suggestion that entrepreneurs perform some spot checks on their financial processes, a report on fraud from KPMG has landed on my desk.

Make fraud the focus of new financial year, experts say

7:02PM | Thursday, 7 July 2011 |  Small business owners are being urged to educate staff about fraud issues in the new financial year, with research revealing some states are more vulnerable to fraud than others.

Social media surge fuelling credit card scams: Report

6:32PM | Thursday, 23 June 2011 |  New figures reveal online credit card scams are increasing, with social media attributed partial blame, but the Australian Bankers Association insists fraud rates are still low.

Malware and Mac attacks at forefront of online threats: report

6:12PM | Wednesday, 22 June 2011 |  Internet security software company AVG has unveiled the latest threats to internet users in a new report, with new forms of malware and Mac attacks among the growing list of dangers.

Scams double amidst evolving technology

3:56PM | Monday, 7 March 2011 |  A new report reveals scam-related reports more than doubled from 2009 to 2010, with online scams soaring.

EPAL to introduce sliding scale to fees

2:42PM | Monday, 21 February 2011 |  EFTPOS Australia Payments, or EPAL, is introducing a sliding scale of fees for point-of-sale transactions as an incentive for merchants to accept EFTPOS for low-value transactions.

Small businesses not immune to sweet-hearting

2:30PM | Friday, 11 February 2011 |  Small business owners are being urged to minimise the risk of staff theft after a new survey found 43% of small business employees admit they or their colleagues provide discounts or freebies to friends and family.

Eftpos fraud triples in one year

12:04PM | Wednesday, 8 December 2010 |  New figures show Eftpos fraud has almost tripled in the last financial year due to skimming and electronic forgery.

THE NEWS WRAP: Figures show a near-threefold increase in debit card fraud

12:11AM | Wednesday, 8 December 2010 |  The magnetic stripe ATM card could be under threat following new figures that show a near-threefold increase in debit card fraud in the last financial year.