By David Khalaf
on June 24, 2022
In this episode of Merchant Risk Live, Bonnie Patten, the Executive Director of Truth in Advertising (TINA), talks about multilevel marketing schemes. They discuss the genesis of MLMs, entrapment techniques, and approaches to regulating risk in the multilevel marketing industry. Learn more.
on June 06, 2022
Certain business models pose inherently more risk because they can easily take advantage of consumers. In this webinar, we focus on some of the most common high-risk business models, including negative-option billing websites, multilevel marketing, no-value-added services, drop-shipping businesses, and more.
LegitScript is releasing The Online Risk Management Handbook, a paperback that consolidates 15+ years of risk management experience. In this webinar, we'll touch upon the most relevant topics from the book, including high-risk business models, deceptive practices and techniques, and problematic products emerging on marketplaces.
on April 21, 2022
Get Your Copy of the Guide In this second edition of our popular guide, learn about recent high-risk trends with card-not-present transactions that are likely to lead to expensive card brand fines.You will also see real-life examples and find additional resources to help answer common questions about these trends and how to navigate them. Our…
on March 10, 2022
In this episode of Banned Buys, we unbox Miracle Mineral Solution (also known as MMS). Our expert explains what MMS is, why people are drinking this dangerous bleach solution, and why it has been seeing a resurgence during the pandemic era. Learn more.
By Pim Pratt
on January 18, 2022
Many cultures associate fair complexions with beauty, prosperity, and better socioeconomic status. As a result, skin lightening products, which typically come in the forms of creams, lotions, and soaps, are popular throughout the world with mostly female consumers. A simple search for “skin lightening cream” yields thousands of results for cosmetic products that can be…
on December 08, 2021
A greater reliance on e-commerce in recent years has brought many new merchants online who may be unaware of the limitations on how they can describe their products or services. Any business is at risk of making deceptive or problematic marketing claims, which is why it’s important for payment service providers to understand what merchants can and can’t say.
In this course, you’ll learn the top categories that are most frequently the subject of problematic claims, and hear about the latest enforcement efforts regarding claims.
on December 07, 2021
A substantial shift to e-commerce in the past two years has upended underwriting processes and required new approaches to monitoring merchants online. Furthermore, changes to the economy, the supply chain, and consumer demand have merchants frequently updating their websites and inventory. It’s difficult for payment service providers to keep up.
In this course, we look at ways to effectively monitor changes to merchant websites and products. We’ll offer tips to “triage” a website to quickly identify the most likely problematic text and products. You’ll also learn where to look to identify hidden merchant behavior that may violate the law or your terms and conditions.
By LegitScript Folks
on October 31, 2021
Access a Database Like No Other LegitScript maintains the world’s largest database of dietary supplements, designer drugs, pharmaceuticals, and other healthcare products. With LegitScript’s Product Database you get: The most accurate and up-to-date information at your fingertips so you can quickly and confidently check the status of products and ingredients. International coverage: our product…
Companies onboarding merchants often look only at a merchant's website during the underwriting process; this excludes the rest of the merchant's internet presence, including the types of ads they run to drive traffic to the website. Even if a website is innocuous, a merchant's ads can be problematic and subject to scrutiny from regulators and card brands.