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EMV-Compliance Due October 1, 2015 – Mobius Payments is Prepared

Monday, August 17th, 2015

In these days of credit card fraud and identity theft, the United States has been behind the game in the prevention of credit card fraud when compared to the rest of the world in that most credit cards issued in the US continue to use encoded magnetic stripes to hold your data. These stripes can be scrambled, erased or copied; the data can even be stolen while the credit card remains in your wallet. Effective
October 1, 2015 the major credit card companies, MasterCard, Visa, Discover and American Express will begin shifting liability for credit card fraud to merchants that are not EMV-compliant. EMV-compliant credit cards use an RFID chip and a pin code, also known as Chip-and-Pin cards as opposed to the magnetic stripe currently used by most.

In a nutshell, if a customer uses a magnetic swipe card and it is a fraudulent transaction, the merchant is not liable; the card issuer will continue to be responsible for the loss. If however, the consumer is using a chip card, but the merchant is not using a terminal that accepts the EMV technology, and it is a fraudulent transaction, then the merchant will be found liable because the card issuer invested in the Chip-and-Pin technology but the merchant failed to upgrade to this more secure technology. If a fraudulent transaction is made with a chip card at a chip terminal, then the card issuer is responsible. The nice thing about it is that in-store credit card fraud is virtually eliminated when both parties are using the Chip-and-Pin technology.

The fact of the matter is that EMV technology may be new to the United States, but it is the standard pretty much everywhere else in the world and it will be the standard here soon. By the end of 2015 every merchant, ISO/MSP (Independent Selling Organization / Member Service Provider) and bank will have to be prepared to manage this transition because responsibility for fraud can shift from the card issuer to the merchant.

Is your business EMV-compliant? You are responsible for working with your credit card processor to ensure you are capable of accepting EMV transactions. Mobius Payments is ready to help you become EMV-compliant, whether you are a brick and mortar business with a credit card terminal or if your business model deals solely with online transactions. Time is running short, Mobius Payments is ready today.

About Mobius Payments:

Mobius Payments, Inc. is headquartered in Los Angeles, California and offers comprehensive and cutting-edge electronic payment processing solutions. We are your premier business partner in facilitating the acceptance of electronic payments for your products and services both online and on the go; featuring a fully secure end-to-end global payment solution supporting all major credit cards, 36 global currencies, support for a variety of integrated shopping carts, ACH, and a wide range of custom-tailored solutions for your business. Mobius Payments is your reliable and strong business partner specializing in high-risk merchant accounts in the US, EU, and Asia.



The 3rd Annual Adult Entertainment Virtual Convention, Fan Day

Monday, March 3rd, 2014

Saturday, March 1 was day four of the third annual Adult Entertainment Virtual Convention and the virtual trade show switched up from being primarily a B-to-B event to a B-to-C event as the days was focused on porn stars and their fans.

The day consisted primarily of live cam shows, workshops and Meet & Greets featuring such performers as Audrey Hollander, Tasha Reign, Kelsey Obsession, Jimmy Durano, Stoya and Nicole Aniston. The day ended with the Adult Entertainment Virtual Convention Awards 2014 hosted by Patrick Maliha and Samantha Mack and the AEVC 2014 Awards After Party.

This was the third time I have participated in this event and it appears that it is gaining credibility as the number of attendees increases as well as the quality of the speakers and exhibitors improving. The new site design of Red Light Center seemed to make it a little easier to navigate this time. I look forward to seeing what they have in store next year. (more…)

The third annual Adult Entertainment Virtual Convention, Day 3

Saturday, March 1st, 2014

This screenshots are from day three of the Third Annual Adult Entertainment Virtual Convention, AEVC 2014. It was another day of seminars and workshops with the theme slanting more towards those that are content rather than producers and marketers. The day started with Greg Piccionelli discussing crowd funding in virtual worlds and continued with such topics as pay-per-click best practices for the adult industry, how to make money in today’s market and what to expect from a PR company. There was also a Q&A session with Tera Patrick and a seminar on the art of sex with Tyomi Morgan.

Saturday will be the “fan day” for AEVC 2014 and will feature several Meet & Greets with various porn stars. The day will culminate with the Adult Entertainment Virtual Convention Awards 2014 hosted by Patrick Maliha and Samantha Mack followed by the AEVC 2014 Awards After Party. (more…)