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Security Risk Bulletin: How are you obtaining your customer’s credit card information?

TORONTO, ON – February 2018 – Are your staff members taking credit card information over the phone?  If they are, they could be putting your dealership at the risk of non-compliance with privacy laws, which could lead to fines and legal action.

YOU’RE RISKING SECURITY
What happens to those jotted down credit card numbers, printouts and faxes? Will they be shredded or just thrown out? Customers are concerned about what happens to their credit card information and want to ensure it isn’t easily viewed or stored, which can put them at risk for credit card fraud.

Within the privacy laws, the process for taking credit card information is stringent and can also be time-consuming. The credit card number must be filed in a secure location, either in a safe or under lock and key. Credit card numbers must not be stored electronically. Once the customer relationship is finished, the credit card number needs to be shredded. Are all these security steps taken at your dealership?

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If you’ve answered ‘no’ then it’s time to rethink your process!  Stay compliant with credit card privacy laws with a streamlined, automated secure payment process.

IT’S TIME TO AUTOMATE
Mobile Cashier gives your staff the power to create and send custom payment links to any customer by text or email, connecting them securely to your dealer-branded payment portal. Dealers can use it for collecting any type of payment, such as: service invoices, vehicle deposits, parts deposits, and even receivables collection. Customers can pay in seconds from any mobile or PC-based browser. No more faxes or giving credit card numbers over the phone, no more waiting, and zero security risks.

SECURE, SAFE AND QUICK
Improve customer convenience and satisfaction as well as help protect your business and your customers. With Mobile Cashier, your customers can be assured of using a secure, safe and quick method of payment for any of their transactions at your dealership. By using Mobile Cashier, your staff need not write down and store credit card details, and your customers can feel safe knowing that their private credit card information is not stored or easily viewed.  Plus the added convenience of being able to pay online, streamlines the process for both your dealership and the customer, putting that valuable time back in their hands.

DEALER TESTIMONIAL

“Mobile Cashier is like a portable credit card machine that turns any cell phone into a payment terminal. We call it our remote POS machine,” says Ike Penner, Director of Operations at Dams Ford Lincoln.
It’s simple and secure, and Dams Ford Lincoln customers love it. 
“Feedback has been great – customers appreciate that we’re making things easier for them. And the payment screens are branded to our dealership, so that adds another layer of credibility.”