Instead of keeping consumers like you safe from data breaches, big box retailers are trying to add to their record profits by changing how your credit card works.
Electronic card payments using credit or debit cards account for $6.7 trillion in transactions according to the most recent Nilson Report. Whether from a Main Street business or a big box retailer, transaction databases are fast becoming a treasure trove of information for cyber thieves and dark web data merchants.
Merchants pay an interchange fee to defray the costs of data breaches. This fraction of a cent per dollar spent keeps your credit card safe from would-be hackers, and helps ensure that you, and the retailer you paid, aren’t responsible for any fraudulent purchases. Take A Look At The True Impact Of Interchange Regulation.
98% of Americans feel the current credit system works. Our interchange system ensures that consumers have safe, reliable transactions, merchants are made whole at the time of sale, and privacy standards protect consumer information.
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