Huawei Ban, U.S. Sanctions – What this Means for American Ecommerce

The Trump Administration has brought U.S. economic sanctions back into the public spotlight. Since placing Huawei, the world’s second largest smartphone maker, on the U.S. entity list, the Trump Administration has threatened more economic sanctions to countries and organizations throughout the world. The White House continues to tighten sanctions on Iran, threatens Turkey and warns European organization, Instex, with new…

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Melissa All-in-One Identity Verification to be Highlighted at FinTech Junction 2019

Solution Combats Fraud and Enables Compliance without Impacting Customer Experience Melissa, a leading provider of global contact data quality and identity verification (IDV) solutions, will demonstrate its all-in-one cloud IDV and enrichment solution at FinTech Junction 2019. Operating in tandem with existing banking and payments software platforms, Melissa’s IDV technology seamlessly verifies identity using a global dataset of billions of…

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Electronic Identity Verification Reduces Ecommerce Fraud by 90%

Ecommerce companies never seem to get ahead of sneaky fraudsters. Z1 Motorsports was no exception. Even after adopting an intensive 7-minute process to verify its customers, the company still suffered annual losses of $250,000, plus labor costs. Z1 realized something needed to be done - the automotive parts retailer called on Melissa for help with digital identity verification. After just one…

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OFAC and KYC Loom Large for Financial Institutions

 In the alphabet soup of government agencies, OFAC looms large for financial institutions. Sometimes considered one of “the most powerful yet unknown" government agencies, the Office of Foreign Assets Control—a part of the Treasury Department—enforces economic and trade sanctions in support of U.S. national security and foreign policy. Simply put, many bad actors attempt to realize their plans via financial…

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