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Geolocation Drives Future of Payments


In a recent Merchant Payment Ecosystem (MPE) Summer Week 2020 webinar titled “New Normal in Merchant Payments,” panelists David Birch of Hyperion, Jared Drieling of The Strawhecker Group, Nick Telford-Reed

Sanctions Compliance, Are You Doing Enough?


There have been an increasing number of major fines and investigations related to sanctions and anti-money laundering (AML) compliance over the past few months. With 2020 shaping up to be

GeoGuard Achieves Select Tier on Amazon’s AWS Partner Network


We’re excited to announce that GeoGuard has achieved the Select tier status on Amazon’s AWS Partner Network! Being an APN Select technology partner strengthens our ability to help AWS customers,

UKTV Everywhere is Gone, But Piracy Isn’t


Earlier this year, the geo-piracy website UKTV Everywhere shut down. This site enabled subscribers to view UK television content from anywhere, circumventing the territorial restrictions that UK content producers and

Bypassing Territorial Restrictions Isn’t New, So Why Isn’t the Industry Paying Attention?


Remember DVDs, those plastic discs that movies came on? Back in the day, DVDs were produced for different regions and a DVD made for Europe wouldn’t work in North America

GeoGuard is shortlisted in the BIS 2020 G20 TechSprint initiative


We’re honored to be shortlisted for the 2020 G20 TechSprint initiative for our submission “Closing the Loophole on Geolocation Compliance: Strengthening Monitoring and Surveillance for Crypto Asset Service Providers.” This

Fraudsters are Hijacking COVID-19 Relief Programs, Here’s How to Stop Them


By David Briggs, CEO GeoGuard COVID-19’s impact is far reaching and affects nearly every part of our daily lives. If that wasn’t enough, cyber criminals are exploiting new ways to

Fake sub-merchants are using your platform to process illegal transactions; here’s how to stop them


In a previous blog, we discussed how fraudulent sub-merchants take advantage of weaknesses in Merchant Acquirers’, Payment Facilitators’ and ISOs’ onboarding processes to get on the platform and start accepting

BeIN said they’d do it, then they did it – how piracy impacts the value of content.


BeIN’s refusal to pay an exclusivity premium for Seria A broadcast rights due to piracy shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone. Earlier this year, BeIN Media Group chief executive,

Are you onboarding high-risk sub-merchants? You might be signing up fraudsters too – here’s how to spot the difference


If you’re a Merchant Acquirer, Payment Facilitator or ISO that works with high-risk sub-merchants, or you’re considering doing so, you should be aware that along with legitimate businesses, you could

The experts agree: true location data is essential for sub-merchant onboarding to stop fraud, so why aren’t you using it?


Research regarding digital identity verification by Finextra and PYMNTS.com shows that accurate, authenticated and unaltered geolocation data is essential for Merchant Acquirers, Payment Facilitators and ISOs to use in their

Amazon is flooded with fake sub-merchants, do you know who’s on your platform?


Fake sub-merchant accounts and counterfeit sellers are flooding eCommerce platforms, including giants like Amazon, prompting a fraud alert that all merchant acquirers, payment facilitators and ISOs should take seriously. Fraudsters