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Protecting Merchants with Payments Industry Security

Posted by Brandes Elitch on Thu, Mar 30, 2017 @ 10:11 AM

At CrossCheck, we are vitally interested in payments industry security while identifying and uncovering schemes to defraud the merchant. After all, our core business is managing risk and protecting our merchants by guaranteeing a stream of payments to be deposited in the future. This is a risky business to begin with, and we always want to be aware of what is going on around us in the financial and payments ecosystem.

Today, it seems like there is a never-ending stream of ways that fraudsters and criminals can penetrate the banking system to steal credentials, identities and of course, funds in a merchant’s bank account, to say nothing of ransomware and other newly invented categories.

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The Year-end Check Guarantee Check-up

Posted by Joe Gargiulo on Fri, Dec 16, 2016 @ 07:00 AM

Like many proactive companies, CrossCheck has reached out to merchants over the years with a variety of marketing messages and channels. Some messages continue to spread the word about “check processing made profitable” while others fall out of grace, never to be heard from again.

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Free Check Guarantee

Posted by Joe Gargiulo on Mon, Apr 04, 2016 @ 02:04 PM

CrossCheck creates payment solutions for American merchants across several industry verticals. Our privately held company has been doing that since 1983, so needless to say, we’ve gotten very successful at “peeling the grapes and shucking the flakes” when it comes to check guarantee and related services.

With active blog writing and a highly visible web presence, we field a huge number of questions about free check guarantee, especially at this time of year. Perhaps the timing is precipitated by the specter of making income tax payments in conjunction with filing returns, or maybe it’s an indication of the economic fallout created by holiday overspending. Whatever the reason, the phone lines in customer service, as well as the channels leading to our sales and marketing departments, are buzzing with queries about check services, including free ones.

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Five Industries You Never Knew Used Heavy Equipment

Posted by Joe Gargiulo on Thu, Mar 17, 2016 @ 08:50 AM

Heavy equipment is probably not the first thing that comes to mind while considering tourism, sports or groceries, but that equipment certainly plays an active role in each of those verticals. From Snowcats and ice skating rinks to luxury liners and baseball parks, heavy equipment saves time and energy while providing an irreplaceable resource to modern business.

The use of heavy equipment is so ubiquitous in America today that it frequently blends into everyday life unless it becomes weird like dinosaur-shaped sugar cane harvesters or immeasurable like mammoth coal mining cranes. Furthermore, other industries use it in ways that surprise and delight those having a penchant for popular culture.

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Design Trends for Home Furnishings Dealers to Increase Sales in 2016

Posted by Joe Gargiulo on Tue, Mar 15, 2016 @ 07:00 AM

Sometimes the beat on the street is far more accurate and interesting than empirical research. In late 2015, the Houzz editorial staff published “25 Design Trends Coming to Homes Near You in 2016.” This fascinating look into the most popular home design trends and decorating ideas for the upcoming year was compiled by reviewing Houzz discussion forums and their “New This Week” series. Here are some of our favorites.

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Tags: Home Furnishings, Check Guarantee, Joe Gargiulo

Check Guarantee and the State of Payment Data Security

Posted by Joe Gargiulo on Tue, Mar 08, 2016 @ 07:00 AM

A January 2016 study concluded that modern payment methods are jeopardizing the security of payment data. The impact of the “Global Study on the State of Payment Data Security” was determined after researchers surveyed 3,773 IT and IT security practitioners worldwide, including the USA and Europe.

On the global scale, 72% believe “new payment methods such as mobile payments, contactless payments and e-wallets are putting payment data at risk” while an alarming 54% say their company’s payment data has been breached in the past two years.

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How Do I Prevent Returned Checks?

Posted by Joe Gargiulo on Mon, Feb 29, 2016 @ 07:00 AM

Americans love figures of speech and proverbs, especially those expressing a level of wisdom assumed by the speaker. Some people say “shoulda coulda woulda” while others believe “almost only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades."

“Good night and good luck” was introduced by Londoners bidding farewell the night before 1940 Luftwaffe bombing raids, and later assimilated by American radio legend Edward R. Murrow. That sense of finality, however, was best captured by Benjamin Franklin: “In this world, nothing can be said to be certain except death and taxes.”

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Tags: Check Fraud, Check Guarantee, Joe Gargiulo, Returned Checks

Building Materials GMs Increase Sales by Joining Trade Associations

Posted by Joe Gargiulo on Sat, Feb 27, 2016 @ 09:00 AM

Membership in trade groups provides a type of safety in numbers that is achieved by being united with large numbers of people with similar business interests. 

With competition arising from every nook and cranny, GMs in the building materials industry can find professional security, increase sales and stay abreast of the latest trends by joining an association.

CrossCheck reviewed a handful of representative orgs that support their membership bases while providing brief descriptions, links to upcoming conferences, and the means to join. We highly recommend seeking out and joining one in your region, so much so, that we wrote this successful article: Ten Reasons to Join an Association.

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Tags: Check Guarantee, Building Materials, Joe Gargiulo

Medical Practices & American Heart Month Increase Women's Awareness

Posted by Maria Shayna Tzouvelekis on Tue, Feb 23, 2016 @ 01:00 PM

Heart disease is a silent killer that takes the lives of nearly one million Americans annually, states The Heart Foundation. February is American Heart month, and campaigns by The Heart Foundation, American Heart Association, and the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute are in full swing to raise awareness about cardiovascular and other heart related diseases. 

After discovering that the lives of nearly 500,000 American women were claimed by cardiovascular disease in 2004, the American Heart Association founded the Go Red For Women movement to empower women to take charge of their heart health and dispel myths that heart disease and strokes were predominantly men's diseases. Historically, physicals for women focused on breast cancer and gynecological screenings while testing for heart disease was done on men. Nevertheless, the association maintains that heart death rates among women still outpace those in men, and there are disparities in the symptoms and cause of heart disease between the genders.

As vital influencers on the living habits of individuals, physicians lead the communication on health with their patients and can dramatically influence the prevention, care and treatment of women's heart health issues. 

In an effort to provide health professionals with digestible and up-to-date information for their patients, and to inspire individuals to educate themselves on the disease, CrossCheck has accumulated the most recent facts and health tips on the signs, symptoms and prevention of heart disease. Share these recent facts and health tips to inspire patients, friends and colleagues to recognize the signs and actively work toward preventing heart disease.  

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Tags: Medical, Check Guarantee, Maria Tzouvelekis

Auto Dealers: Petaluma and AutoTrader's 2016 Car Tech Impact Study

Posted by Andrew Donahey on Thu, Feb 18, 2016 @ 01:00 PM

Petaluma, California, like it's southerly neighbor San Francisco, is known for electic goings on. The World Wrist Wrestling Championships are held in Petaluma. It was once known as the Egg Basket of the World, and no one who has witnessed it can forget the World's Ugliest Dog competition. CrossCheck proudly calls Petaluma home too.

For auto lovers though, American Graffiti rumbles the loudest! The most iconic scenes, the driving ones in particular, were shot in downtown Petaluma. The '32 Ford Deuce Coupe vs the Harrison Ford-driven '55 Chevy scene is at the apex of drag racing cinematography. Biased? Just a skosh.

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Tags: Check Guarantee, Auto Dealerships

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