Merchant Account Service Network Responds to Concerns Over Online Security

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A1 Merchant Accounts, a leader in the payment processing industry, is responding to the results of a recent survey about online merchant accounts and Internet security.

A recent survey revealed that 57 percent of Americans fear that their account passwords will be stolen when they bank online, and 38 percent don't trust online payment processing, banks and other ecommerce services. A1 Merchant Accounts, a merchant account service network based in Southern California, would like to remind businesses that their online merchant accounts are fully secure. Now more than ever, businesses must be able to ensure safety and security when they expect customers to provide sensitive information online.

This survey about e-commerce security was conducted on 1,000 adults in the United States by TNS Sofres, the largest custom research provider in the United States. It focused on respondents' attitudes and behaviors regarding digital security and technology. The survey revealed that identity theft is the first thing businesses should be concerned about when they set up online merchant accounts. This topped the list of consumer anxiety at 74 percent, while 44 percent of respondents were concerned about their online bank account information being stolen.

It is no surprise that people have these concerns when it comes to payment processing over the Internet, since 21 percent of the respondents in the survey said they'd already had their bank data stolen. And businesses still have a lot to learn when it comes to their online merchant accounts, as 40 percent of consumers who took the survey said they would buy more online if the security was strengthened. Another 44 percent of people said that online credit card processing worried them.

In a time when many businesses rely on online credit card processing for a large percentage of their profits, if not all, it is more important than ever to ensure Internet data security. A1 Merchant accounts would like to ensure businesses that their network of merchant account service providers is proven to be secure when it comes to protecting online information. Their online merchant accounts are known for being affordable and convenient, but they are also safe for consumers, which is imperative in a time when people are so concerned about the safety of their financial information on the Internet.

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About A1 Merchant Accounts:
A1 Merchant Accounts is a leader in the payment processing industry. They provide solutions and convenience for their clients with integrated payment processing services that help Internet businesses run smoother and more efficiently. Their payment solutions are available to small and medium sized retail businesses. A1 Merchant Accounts currently manages thousands of accounts, including wireless, with solutions that make sense in the business world.

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Mike Cheslar
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