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Journal Article
Divided we fall: Fighting payments fraud together

Economic Perspectives , Volume 33 , Issue Q I , Pages 37-42

Newsletter
Assessing the landscape of payments fraud

The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago will host its eighth payments conference on June 5?6, 2008. The conference will highlight threats to the security of the payments system and explore solutions to those challenges. This article previews issues that will be covered at the conference.
Chicago Fed Letter , Issue Jul

Journal Article
Phishing and pharming: helping consumers avoid Internet fraud

The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston?s Consumer Regulation Outreach Group offers advice to Internet users on avoiding scams.
Communities and Banking , Issue Fall , Pages 28-31

Journal Article
Economic Perspectives special issue on payments fraud: an introduction

This article provides an overview of this special issue of Economic Perspectives, which presents selected papers based on the proceedings of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago's eighth annual Payments Conference, Payments Fraud: Perception Versus Reality, held on June 5?6, 2008.
Economic Perspectives , Volume 33 , Issue Q I , Pages 2-6

Discussion Paper
The laws, regulations, and industry practices that protect consumers who use electronic payment systems: policy considerations

This is the third in a series of three papers that examines the laws, regulations, and voluntary industry practices that may aid consumers who contest an electronic transaction because of error, fraud, or merchant dispute. The first two papers describe the complex web of protections available to users of four popular electronic payment mechanisms: credit cards, debit cards, prepaid cards, and ACH e-checks. This third paper considers how protections related to fraud, error, and disputes affect market participants. The paper concludes that (i) the current protection mechanisms make it more ...
Consumer Finance Institute discussion papers , Paper 05-16

Journal Article
Perspectives on retail payments fraud

Economic Perspectives , Volume 33 , Issue Q I

Working Paper
Liquidity and the threat of fraudulent assets

We study an over-the-counter (OTC) market with bilateral meetings and bargaining where the usefulness of assets, as means of payment or collateral, is limited by the threat of fraudulent practices. We assume that agents can produce fraudulent assets at a positive cost, which generates endogenous upper bounds on the quantity of each asset that can be sold, or posted as collateral in the OTC market. Each endogenous, asset-specific, resalability constraint depends on the vulnerability of the asset to fraud, on the frequency of trade, and on the current and future prices of the asset. In ...
Working Papers (Old Series) , Paper 1124

Discussion Paper
The laws, regulations, and industry practices that protect consumers who use electronic payment systems: credit and debit cards

Summary: This is the first in a series of three papers that examines the protections available to users of various electronic payment vehicles who fall victim to fraud, discover an error on their statement, or have a dispute with a merchant after making a purchase. Specifically, it examines in detail the federal and state laws that protect consumers in the three situations described above as well as the relevant association, network, and bank policies that may apply. The protection information included in this paper is derived from a wide range of public and non-public sources, including ...
Consumer Finance Institute discussion papers , Paper 05-01

Journal Article
An examination of the fraud liability shift in consumer card-based payment systems

Economic Perspectives , Volume 33 , Issue Q I , Pages 43-49

Discussion Paper
Maintaining a safe environment for payment cards: Examining evolving threats posed by fraud

On April 23 and 24, 2008, the Payment Cards Center of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia and the Electronic Funds Transfer Association jointly hosted "Maintaining a Safe Environment for Payment Cards: Examining Evolving Threats Posed by Fraud." The conference included panels representing four key constituencies: issuers, consumers, merchants/acquirers, and networks. The panelists addressed the nature of payment card fraud in the 21st century. This paper summarizes the highlights from the presentations and the discussions that ensued.
Consumer Finance Institute discussion papers , Paper 09-01

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