Payments and Billing

Under the law, businesses must take steps to ensure that charges to customers' credit cards, debit cards, phone bills, and other accounts are authorized.  Those principles also apply to mobile payments.  Does your company process payments for others?  There are compliance standards you need to meet, too.  Find out more about resources from the FTC.

Merchants Beware: New “Free Money from the Government” Scam May Cost You

If you operate a business that accepts checks or online payments, you could be at risk for a new scam that may cost you time and money.

New Rules on Electronic Payments Lower Costs for Retailers [PDF] [En español]

If your business accepts payment by credit or debit card, new rules on electronic payments may help you lower your costs.