Businesses that accept swiped credit card payments are likely to have heard about the need to upgrade or purchase new card processing devices. EMV cards, also called chip and PIN cards, are slowly being introduced in the U.S. with a push by credit card networks for adoption by October 2015.
Bozeman-based Frontline Processing announced last week that one of its merchants, Lazy J Motel in Big Timber, was victim of a phone scam.
When customers use credit cards at shops in Europe or Australia, they insert a card in a reader and enter a PIN. There’s no swiping and signing as in U.S. card transactions.
The data breach at Target made big headlines during the holiday shopping season last year. We know now that Neiman Marcus and three other retailers were also breached in the same way. Also, from September to November last year, a credit card security breach occurred at grocery stores in our …
In a highly competitive financial services market, institutions are constantly prospecting for credit-worthy customers.
Though Target has yet to confirm if any of its seven Montana stores were affected in the recent credit card breach, the state Attorney General's Office has issued a statement offering tips for consumer protection.
Hackers may have stolen information from as many as 40 million credit and debit cards swiped at Target stores between Nov. 27 and Dec. 15.
The Billings Chamber/CVB is based in small businesses; in fact, 88 percent of our membership base is composed of small businesses.
UPDATE 7:30 p.m.: The Billings Police Department has released a description of the vehicle stolen from a home in the 100 block of 11th Street West shortly after midnight Tuesday.
BUTTE — Two California men were sentenced Thursday to 33 months in Montana State Prison for making $76,398 in fraudulent purchases in Butte, Helena and Bozeman with stolen credit card information last summer.
The convenience and speed of today’s technology has impacted many businesses for the better. Because of electronic communication, e-commerce and software, businesses are able to scale operations up or down depending on the needs of the customer.
BOZEMAN — A Great Falls man has been charged with forgery and other counts related to the theft of about $30,000 he said he used to support his drug addiction.
HELENA — Scammers just keep finding more and more insidious ways to separate people from their money.
Summer is the high season for traveling. It’s also prime time for scammers. When we’re in vacation mode we may let down our guard about travel safety. Even seasoned business travelers can fall victim to a scam that they might not otherwise. Unfortunately we live in an age when we must stay d…
Within the past four months, the Better Business Bureau’s name has been used in a series of phishing emails. There doesn’t seem to be any rhyme or reason to who receives them. It has caused havoc because the emails appear to come from us, when in fact they’ve been traced to locations all ove…
GREAT FALLS - A woman and her former husband are charged with selling her father's property and using his credit cards without permission while he was jailed in Great Falls.
An 80-year-old Billings man wires $10,000 to the Dominican Republic to get his grandson out of jail in Quebec.
HELENA -- "Stranger Danger" is not a new concept, but the warning often issued to children is also relevant to young adults and the elderly at risk of scams and financial crimes.
It’s that time of year when all of us are making (or breaking) New Year’s resolutions. While the logical ones for individuals include exercising, losing weight, getting healthy and saving money, businesses can follow the same steps, with a few tweaks.
Two Livingston women are facing felony theft charges on accusations that they used a mail theft scheme to activate credit cards in other peoples' names.