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Travel industry leader reinvents the customer experience

The Company

An international travel industry leader serving 180 million customers annually in more than 300 locations, the company’s annual revenues top $40 billion, making it the largest player in the industry by both asset value and market capitalization.

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Why is choice essential to effective service mitigation?

By: Sue Stone

Customer service agents – from operations managers to call center supervisors – all want to provide efficient, quick mitigation after a poor experience. Cross-departmental teams seek to hit service metrics around customer complaints and achieve industry service rankings in hopes of retaining their most loyal customers. But what if your organization’s mitigation efforts aren’t actually working to achieve those scores or retain loyal customers? Despite the fact that your efforts are standard practice in your business or industry, it’s possible that your customers may not agree that you are, in fact, effectively mitigating their problems.

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What to do when a data breach hits your organization

Making headlines is one thing. Making headlines because of a massive data breach is another. It’s a scenario real enough to keep any program manager awake at night. With major national data breaches seemingly in the news every day, we’ve pulled together five ways loyalty program managers can keep their customers satisfied within their own service recovery process if (and when) a data breach occurs.

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Is your customer recovery effective?

Mistakes happen in life and in business. Regardless of top-notch products, systems and procedures, training and good intentions, poor customer experiences are inevitable. While businesses can’t always undo or fix that bad experience, they can do their best to not only apologize but mitigate the situation through a customer recovery effort.

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How to protect yourself after data breaches

If you’ve heard about recent national data breaches, you may be wondering, what does this mean for my financial assets, and how does this impact me? As loyalty fraud experts who have been in the business of helping our clients protect their most loyal customers from fraudulent activity for 10 years, we know a thing or two about how impactful large breaches can be, and what needs to be done when a breach occurs. In this post we’ll share with you our best tips  on what you should do to protect yourself and your customers from loyalty fraud after such breaches.

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The cost of loyalty accounts on the Dark Web & how to protect members

Our loyalty fraud team partnered with Dark Web expert and Director of Security Research Jason B. Lancaster at SpyCloud to take a deeper dive into the Dark Web. As part of our loyalty fraud prevention series, this blog post will discuss the going rate for rewards accounts bought and sold on the Dark Web and specific steps loyalty program managers should take to protect members against loyalty fraud.

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How the Dark Web Marketplace contributes to loyalty fraud

Our loyalty fraud team recently partnered with Dark Web expert and Director of Security Research Jason B. Lancaster at SpyCloud to take a deeper dive into the Dark Web. As part of our loyalty fraud prevention series, this blog post will cover: the Dark Web Market, how fraudsters are selling rewards points and miles on the Dark Web, and what happens to member data after a breach has occurred.

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Loyalty fraud: Protecting your most loyal customers

Financial institutions have upped the ante when it comes to protecting customers against fraud. Each year, banks employ increasingly sophisticated measures making it more and more difficult for thieves to penetrate customer accounts. And it’s working. The American Bankers Association reports that for every $10 in attempted deposit account fraud, banks’ anti-fraud protection measures stopped $8.

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The Dark Web: What loyalty program managers need to know

It’s no secret that fraud is prevalent on the internet, from phishing scams to loyalty account takeovers. But what happens after a fraudulent loyalty account takeover? To start, hackers often take to the Dark Web, the often seedy underbelly of the internet where they can auction off stolen loyalty account logins, points and miles, even merchandise that they’ve fraudulently redeemed.

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How much will loyalty fraud cost your organization?

 

How much could a single instance of rewards program fraud cost your brand? The hard costs (replacing stolen points and miles) may be clear, but the hidden costs (negative word of mouth, lost customers) may be harder to calculate.
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