Most people know that money isn’t clean but they also forget that their credit cards pass through just as many hands as the dollars and coins in their wallet. Likewise, the many touchpoints on a terminal—such as inserting a card, entering a PIN, and signing—heighten the need for a cleaner payment experience. Luckily, with contactless payments, proper sanitization, and other helpful tips, a cleaner way to pay is possible.
As a business owner in the midst of a global pandemic, it is now more important than ever to offer and promote contactless payments to reduce physical contact with payment terminals. As mentioned, you need to promote contactless payments with signage. This is good for you, your employees and your customers. Contactless pay doesn’t just limit the credit card’s exposure to payment terminals in the checkout line, it also reduces consumer contact.
In the news we hear of security breaches from large retailers that credit card data is exposed and thus stolen. This data is then posted on the dark web to be sold to others that will try and use these credit card numbers for fraudulent purchases. Not all of the credit card numbers are still valid and usable. The fraudsters will go or call an unsuspecting business looking to purchase expensive items that can later be fenced and converted to cash.
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