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Bongo Receives Highest Level Of Data Security Compliance

BRIDGEPORT, Conn., Aug. 1, 2012 — Bongo International announced today they recently received the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS) Level 1 Service Provider Certification, the highest certification level for payment data security in the eCommerce industry. Click to Read More

International Shipping Simplified For 3DCart Customers With New Bongo Partnership

Merchants Can Save as Much as 65 Percent on International Shipping Costs

Signing up with Bongo is free to 3DCart merchants, who gain the ability to reach customers in 220 countries using a fully branded payment and shipping platform guaranteed against fraud.

(PRWEB) October 17, 2011

Ecommerce software provider 3DCart is teaming up with international shipping expert Bongo International to extend its suite of international shipping solutions. Based on Bongo’s current experience, online retail stores using 3DCart can save 60-65 percent on international shipping costs as compared to similar solutions.

Signing up with Bongo is free to 3DCart merchants, who gain the ability to reach customers in 220 countries using a fully branded payment and shipping platform guaranteed against fraud.

“Bongo is a great solution for all retailers using 3DCart,” remarked 3DCart CEO Gonzalo Gil. “If you have a single order that requires products from three separate manufacturers before traveling overseas, for instance, Bongo consolidates the packages to reduce shipment prices, repackage poorly wrapped items and present a unified brand that ships all of its items from a single location. On average, the service reduces billable weight by 32% on every shipment.”

Available for translation in 16 different languages, Bongo takes international customers to a separate checkout page that mirrors the online store’s look and feel and reads the customer’s IP address to choose the default currency. The customer has the option to choose another currency if necessary.

Unlike similar solutions, the tight software integration between Bongo and 3DCart logs international orders in the merchant’s backend order management system as soon as the order is placed. Bongo provides a high-risk verification process that allows merchants to accept international orders where they might have been denied in the past, ensuring 3DCart retailers against fraud.

“3DCart is one of the most comprehensive ecommerce suites on the market, and the launch of 3DCart 4 has helped online retailers take their businesses to the next level,” said Greg Sack, president of sales for Bongo International. “This new partnership will help us offer the benefits of our service to even more online retailers throughout the world.”

As an added value for partnering with Bongo, the company sorts through the merchant’s catalogue, tests each product for compliance and categorizes and assigns each product an HS code, the international standard for classifying trade products.

For more information on the new partnership, visit http://www.3dcart.com/ecommerce-apps/bongo-checkout.html.

About Bongo International
Bongo International, LLC (https://bongous.com/) was founded in 2007 to overcome the challenges associated with International Cross Border eCommerce transactions by both Consumers and Businesses. Today Bongo services 95,000 International Consumers and over 3,000 Businesses globally with a team spanning 3 continents speaking 12 languages.

About 3DCart
3DCart (http://www.3dcart.com), located in Tamarac, Florida, is a complete ecommerce software solution for merchants to build, promote and grow their online business. The company’s services include the tools, advice, support, and technology to manage an entire online operation. Since 1997, 3DCart has been developing internet solutions for small to medium size businesses. Today, 3DCart is an Inc. 5000 company, a Visa PCI Certified provided and a pioneer in Mobile Commerce and Social Marketing.

Bongo’s Extend 2.0 Now A Powerful Turn-Key Application on ASP.NET Storefront

Are you looking for an easy way to accept international orders? does shipping internationally or the possibility of fraud discourage you from servicing international consumers?

Improve The Offshore Shopping Experience

The whole world is “window shopping” on U.S. websites, but few offshore shoppers are converted to buyers. According to Forrester Research, 25% of U.S. web traffic comes from international shoppers, but the actual orders from such shoppers are only 4% of total U.S. web sales.

JELLYBELLY.COM’S Redesign Adds International Shipping

Since Jelly Belly Candy Co.’s redesigned site launched in early June, conversion rate from search engine traffic has jumped 38% and average order value is up 15%, says e-commerce director Jason Marrone. About 65% of total traffic comes from search engines, he adds.

The new look on JellyBelly.com, No. 765 in Internet Retailer’s Second 500 Guide, includes a smaller main banner image, as well as a variety of colored candies lining either side of the site.

“We wanted to take more of a minimalistic approach,” he says. “We needed less clutter and more focus on the product, as well as a site that better reflects the look and feel of our package design.”

The retailer also revamped its site search and navigation capabilities. A new drop-down navigation bar on the top of the screen allows shoppers to search by occasion, color, taste or package type. Filters by price, color and container size enable shoppers to further narrow down search results.

Jelly Belly has added pop-up boxes that display when a visitor hovers over an item, for example, to provide detail about a product on a category page without clicking on the product image. A consumer also can also change the product appearing on the category page without refreshing the page, for example by clicking on a “rating” tab to see a new version of the page with highest-rated products. These features make use of a technology called Ajax, or asynchronous JavaScript and XML, which takes away the need for a page refresh each time a site visitor searches, refines search results or goes to the next page.

“People can find what they want a lot easier now,” Marrone says. “It’s making a difference.”

Additionally, the site now lists the most popular products first on search results pages, Marrone says. Previously, in-house staffers would have to determine the listing order, but as part of the redesign Jelly Belly is working with site search vendor SLI Systems to reorder results continuously based on how well items are selling.

“The priority of the products is based on sales,” he says. “The more popular items will float to the top and that can change at any time depending on what is selling.”

Also this week, Jelly Belly began international shipping. It is working with Bongo International to coordinate shipping to 220 countries.

 

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Les Suisses Utilisent Des Adresses Fictives Pour Profiter Du Dollar

Le dollar a continué sa chute face au franc cette semaine. Vendredi, la devise nationale s´échangeait contre 0.87 dollar. Sicettesituationinquièteleséconomistes, elle réjouit le consommateur suisse. Celui-ci voit dans la faiblesse de lamonnaie américaine une opportunité de faire des bonnes affaires. L´achat du dernier T-shirt…

Bargain Hunters Benefit from Favorable Dollar

Who flies soon in the USA, can rub their hands. Because the dollar against the franc is as deep as ever, not only of the stay will be cheaper. Products such as shoes, clothes or cosmetics that were in the U.S. already been cheap, are a bargain. Anyone buying Levi’s jeans or Converse sneakers in Switzerland, however, has not benefited. The dealer may not enter the monetary benefits. Who wants to benefit from the low dollar, must be ordered directly in the United States.

That is not entirely without. The basic rule for orders abroad: Most fall to high shipping costs and often the customers of fees will be surprised that occur only on the Swiss border (customs, VAT, Verzollungspauschale). At best you drive, if the post office delivers the package. Then drop down to a total value of CHF 62 (including shipping costs), no such fees an.Bei orders in the U.S. is the fact that not all Internet retailers deliver to Switzerland.Either because of their costs are too high or because it prohibit them from branded manufacturers. With these tips, you avoid nasty surprises.

Shops with fixed prices

Several American brand shops and department stores now offer prices that already include all customs duties. This includes the clothes chain Gap, Banana Republic and Old Navy, the shoe retailer Piperlime, the jeans brand True Religion, or the department store Saks Fifth Avenue. This allows to calculate exactly if and how much you save when ordering online. An example: The woman jeans from True Religion (Billy Straight Leg) from the USA can cost as 380 francs (CHF 100 including shipping and all fees). That’s a lot of money, but costs the same pants in the Swiss trade 600 francs – nearly 60 percent more.

Umpackdienste

If a shop does not extradite in Switzerland, creating services like Bongous.com, Shipito.com, Myus.com or Viaddress.com remedy. Set up your customer a mailbox in the U.S. and send the package for a fee further to Switzerland. On request (at an extra charge) they pack several different orders to save space in a single box. The “K-Tip” tested such a service last summer and paid for an order with sunglasses, Goretex jacket, jeans, boxer shorts and sneakers instead of CHF 1090 CHF 1470. At that time still cost 1.15 francs to the dollar. Currently, the U.S. would have cost even order only 850 francs (including customs clearance charges and taxes, which are calculated after the fact).

Shops without shipping costs

That there are actually. Fragrancex.com is the prime example. The shipping for perfume, make-up and cosmetics provides free in Switzerland. A cream eye shadow of the brand Benefit costs as 16 instead of CHF 33. The perfume Burberry Brit for Men (100 ml) are available for 35 instead of CHF 90. And as long as the order is cheaper than 62 francs, it delivers the mail free of. 

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Bongo Helps Merchants Grow International Sales With Fewer Hassles

International customers can be a source of added revenue for online sellers, but can also be a huge hassle due to shipping, customs and delivery issues. Bongo International is a mail-forwarding service based in Bridgeport, Connecticut that is on a campaign to reach online merchants – including eBay sellers – to spread the word about its service that aids cross-border…Click to Read More

Bongo International Ships U.S.-Only Packages Overseas (Lifehacker)

U.S. but want to order from a store that only ships to U.S. addresses, web service Bongo International will provide you with a U.S. address from which you can forward your package overseas…Click to Read More

ChannelAdvisor And Bongo International Partner To Extend International Shipping To Online Retailers

Research Triangle Park, NC – July 13, 2010 – ChannelAdvisor, a solution provider that enables online retailers to improve efficiency and increase revenue, today announced a partnership with Bongo International that enables international shipping for ChannelAdvisor´s online retailer customers, effectively opening up the global marketplace. ChannelAdvisor Webstore customers can now add international shipping capability to their checkout…Click to Read More

Bongo International Paves The Way For Online Sellers To Tap Into The Lucrative International Market

For online sellers looking for a way to expand their business, it often means looking no further than the lucrative global ecommerce market.

Spurred on by double-digit growth in 2010, international commerce is entering an explosive growth phase -  one that will continue this year and for several years to come...Click to Read More

Bongo International Accelerates Ecommerce Solutions With Website Translation

Bongo International is the leading provider of shopping cart solutions for international mail and parcel forwarding. They are further solidifying their position as a leader in the industry by providing site translations into 15 languages spoken around the world. In addition to having the most online traffic on a daily basis, they are also the only parcel forwarding company…Click to Read More

International Shipping Simplified

Ever surfed on the net and came across a remarkable retail deal but available to US residents only? Or wanted to buy something online but decided against it after finding out that the shipping costs might be higher than the actual price of the product itself? US-based Bongo International addresses this issue with innovative mail…

Is Your Business Missing Out on International Shipping?

Selling to international customers can be a daunting challenge – the legal and shipping considerations alone are substantial. But if you´ve got potential customers at your door already, why turn them away? We spoke with Craig Turnbull, CEO of Bongo International, a US-based firm that serves both buyers and sellers…

Shipping Service Helps Kayak Retailer Reach Global Customers

Colorado Kayak Supply, located in Buena Vista, Color., in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, is one of America´s largest whitewater rafting supply companies. Through its Web site, the company attracts customers from around the world, including many international consumers who want to purchase large items…

BLINDS.COM Reaches Out To International Customers With Bongo

Blinds.com is letting in global e-commerce by allowing customers to ship products to more than 220 countries. The web-only custom window coverings retailer has integrated Bongo International LLC´s BongoUS package-forwarding service into its checkout process…

Let Bongo Buddy Get Those International Shipping Rates For You

If you haven´t noticed, it´s a global economy we´re living in. Or is it? I know that I can go see stuff available from a variety of international merchants, but I really don´t consider a location outside of the United States as a supplier for any of my needs.

Something to Twitter About (Parcel)

Looking to increase sales revenue and considering the international marketplace? More than half of the companies in the U.S. have overcome their concerns; fraud, complex operational issues and high shipping costs. The result: an average of 17% increase in revenue. One secret is a new emerging trend of using international parcel forwarders. Retailers benefit from the fraud free…Click to Read More

Eilatan Uses Bongo To Dip Its Toe In International Waters

The retailer now offers customers international shipping through package-forwarding service Bongo International. The service, which involves adding only a snippet of code to a shopping cart, is free to retailers.

Shoe shop Eilatan has stepped into global e-commerce by enabling international shipping for shoppers in more than 220 countries. The retailer-with two stores and an e-commerce site-of designer shoes has integrated into its checkout process the BongoUS package-forwarding service of Bongo International LLC.

When a shopper begins checking out at Eilatan.com, she clicks on an International Shipping button. An overlay window-actually a web page hosted by BongoUS.com-is presented asking her to open an account with BongoUS and create a shipping address. BongoUS provides her the address to its Bridgeport, CT, warehouse and a unique suite number. She closes the window, then enters the Bridgeport shipping address. Checking out, she pays for the Eilatan merchandise and domestic shipping.

She then goes to BongoUS.com to add her residential address and payment information to her account. BongoUS charges her account for international shipping and sends the merchandise overseas. When the package arrives, the customer pays tariffs, duties and taxes in standard fashion to the carrier. Customers have the option to ship merchandise from multiple retailers in one shipment.

Get Your Very Own U.S. Address

Online Shopping With Bongo International

We’ve bitched and moaned a lot about the “Australian Tax” that gadgets get placed on them when they’re released in Australia. Everything from the PS3 to anything from Apple – they all get marked up when they hit Australian shops. In many cases, it would be cheaper to buy online from an overseas store, but then you’re hit with astronomical shipping fees, or you need a US address to finalise the purchase…

Enter Bongo International. Their job, as they eloquently put it on their website, is to: “take in the goods, store them, repackage them when our customers advise us, and handle any custom related issues that may arise”. Which means you can not only get stuff you normally wouldn’t be able to get delivered to your door, but also have multiple deliveries consolidated into one package, saving on shipping costs.

There are two pricing options: Single use (which costs $5) or a subscription service for regular shoppers, which costs $15 a month. There are bigger savings on shipping with the subscription service (makes sense) and you need to subscribe to get that package consolidation service.

Update: Subscription fee no longer applies. Bongo US Address and EU Address are FREE. (4/24/2014)

We haven’t used the service yet, but considering we’re not likely to see Rock Band 2 in Australia until they release Rock Band 3 overseas, I’m thinking that could be a pretty good test case. But what about you guys? Have any of you used Bongo, or would you?

AUSSIES CAN NOW HAVE THEIR OWN US ADDRESS FOR $5
If you’ve ever bought something online from the US you may be aware of the significantly lower prices they generally pay for consumer goods and the vast variety they often have to choose from.

However, making an overseas purchase online can be frustrating because many US based retailers refuse to accept Australian credit cards or ship internationally. A new service has launched in Australia, Bongo International (http://BongoInternational.com.au), that lets bargain savvy consumers take advantage of the massive volume of the US consumer market and buy nearly anything online from top home brands to computers; baby goods to major fashion labels.

Australians can now shop any US retail website hassle-free and access a whole new world of fashion, beauty, technology, home and sports brands previously unavailable to Australians because of the complexities of international shipping documentations and overseas credit card purchases.

Bongo helps consumers navigate the red tape by giving them their very own American address where they can send their purchases and drastically reduce shipping costs on multiple purchases by consolidating them into one package. Traditionally, shipping a single item from the US can cost as much as the item itself, but through Bongo consumers can now save as much as 82% off standard carrier rates.

Bongo lets consumers access a whole new world of shopping. With a few clicks of the mouse you can shop the streets of New York, LA and Miami for the best bargains and unique or hard to find items you never even knew existed.

If the retailer doesn’t accept an Australian credit card you can use Bongo’s Personal Shopping Service to make the purchase on your behalf, ensuring an easy and safe transaction.

For further information on Bongo’s services visit https://bongous.com/

Bongo Service Lets Aussies Shop And Ship From The U.S. (PC World)

Package and mail forwarding provider Bongo International has launched a service in Australia that allows consumers to shop at US-only retail sites and have their goods shipped to a US address to be then forwarded onto Australia.

Bongo Offers Cheaper Way To Get U.S. Products Into Oz (PC Authority)

Bongo allows you to purchase your very own US postal address without actually living in America. A godsend if you like plowing through the ‘too hot to be true deals´ on Ebay.com or other US based websites, but is it too good to be true? With the economy failing and prices getting more expensive for just about everything…Click to Read More

Big Spenders Go Bongo

Aussie shoppers can now take full advantage of cheaper US prices and still save on freight. Cosmetics, fashion, even electronic bargains can now be stored in the US for delivery and there´s no size restriction. Bongo International is a new service that provides buyers with a US address and stores their purchases until they are ready to be shipped.

Rent a U.S. Address (Zibb)

The low dollar is buying gadgets in America now cheap. Unfortunately many U.S. webshops not send outside America. There is now a solution. Always the latest equipment from house to fetch is nice, but unfortunately also costly.The low dollar makes buying of electronics into the United States attractive to Europeans.

Profiting From The Low Dollar: Smart Shop

By shopping on the Web you can take advantage of the low dollar without directly to the United States to travel. One problem: many U.S. merchants refuse their products to Europe by ship.

Bongo International Honored for 3 Years of Hiring Power Revenue Growth

NEW YORK, Dec. 10, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Connecticut based Bongo International has been recently featured in the inaugural ranking of Inc.’s Hire Power Awards. The list recognizes private businesses that have generated the most US jobs in the past three years.

A photo accompanying this release is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=16170

Inc.com honors the top 100 job creators in the country, and then top 10 in each state, industry, and revenue range. Bongo International, LLC has generated enough jobs from 2008 to 2011 to place it in the top 5 private business job creators in the state of Connecticut. Bongo has experienced revenue growth of 1,271% in the same time frame which Inc. has also recognized earlier in 2012.

Bongo has been in operation since 2007 and has progressed alongside the international eCommerce industry which has seen consistent growth throughout the global economic downturn. The most recent Black Friday and Cyber Monday figures have once again proven what a global force eCommerce is, as well as what a benefit it is for US based retailers to open their online stores to international consumers.

Bongo is proud to be part of this select number of businesses who have contributed significantly to direct US job growth. To learn more about Bongo’s services and how they benefit US businesses in expanding internationally, visit BongoUS.com. The organization is currently looking to hire for various positions located in their Connecticut, California, and Florida locations. Please visit Bongo’s Career page to view the full description of the job openings that are currently available.

Inc. is the only major business media brand aimed solely at CEOs of fast-growing private companies. The Hire Power Awards will appear in Inc.’s December/January issue, as well as the brand’s web site, www.inc.com. Be sure to check out the article to read the full list of recognized companies. The inaugural Inc. Hire Power Awards are sponsored by Bank of America Merrill Lynch, which is proud to recognize American companies that have greatly increased their workforces. Inc.’s Hire Power Awards celebrates private companies on the forefront of American job creation, giving these businesses the recognition they deserve.

About Bongo

Bongo International, LLC was founded in 2007 to overcome the challenges associated with International Cross Border Ecommerce transactions by both Consumers and Businesses. Today Bongo services over 100,000 customers globally with a team spanning 3 continents. Bongo helps merchant partners transact international orders through a series of services that provide the merchant with fraud guarantees, multi-currency payment options, language translation, and international fulfillment. Bongo owns and operates 100% of their services enabling them to be the most flexible international solution in the marketplace. For more information, please visit http://bongous.com/business/checkout/.

 

Polygon Extends Global Reach With New Partner Bongo International

Polygon Solutions Inc. is a Fort Myers, Florida manufacturer who ships precision machine cutting tools called rotary broaches to customers around the world. To improve their customer experience and competitiveness, Polygon has chosen to partner with Bongo International, founded in 2007 to overcome the challenges associated with International Cross Border e-Commerce transactions by both Consumers and Businesses. Polygon intends to have the service completely operational before November 1, 2013. Click to Read More.

Bongo International: The Revolution of International E-Commerce

To stay up the speed with our globally viral business, SHOP.COM added several features so that any country can share in the success we experience here. One of the most accommodating and game changing features includes a partnership withBongo International. With Bongo International, international shoppers can create local US and European addresses to have their shipments mailed and consolidated, cutting shipping fees. Click to Read More.

Get Your Very Own US Address

Online Shopping With Bongo International

 

We’ve bitched and moaned a lot about the “Australian Tax” that gadgets get placed on them when they’re released in Australia. Everything from the PS3 to anything from Apple – they all get marked up when they hit Australian shops. In many cases, it would be cheaper to buy online from an overseas store, but then you’re hit with astronomical shipping fees, or you need a US address to finalise the purchase…

Enter Bongo International. Their job, as they eloquently put it on their website, is to: “take in the goods, store them, repackage them when our customers advise us, and handle any custom related issues that may arise”. Which means you can not only get stuff you normally wouldn’t be able to get delivered to your door, but also have multiple deliveries consolidated into one package, saving on shipping costs.

There are two pricing options: Single use (which costs $5) or a subscription service for regular shoppers, which costs $15 a month. There are bigger savings on shipping with the subscription service (makes sense) and you need to subscribe to get that package consolidation service.

We haven’t used the service yet, but considering we’re not likely to see Rock Band 2 in Australia until they release Rock Band 3 overseas, I’m thinking that could be a pretty good test case. But what about you guys? Have any of you used Bongo, or would you?

AUSSIES CAN NOW HAVE THEIR OWN US ADDRESS FOR $5
If you’ve ever bought something online from the US you may be aware of the significantly lower prices they generally pay for consumer goods and the vast variety they often have to choose from. 

However, making an overseas purchase online can be frustrating because many US based retailers refuse to accept Australian credit cards or ship internationally. A new service has launched in Australia, Bongo International (http://BongoInternational.com.au), that lets bargain savvy consumers take advantage of the massive volume of the US consumer market and buy nearly anything online from top home brands to computers; baby goods to major fashion labels.

Australians can now shop any US retail website hassle-free and access a whole new world of fashion, beauty, technology, home and sports brands previously unavailable to Australians because of the complexities of international shipping documentations and overseas credit card purchases.

Bongo helps consumers navigate the red tape by giving them their very own American address where they can send their purchases and drastically reduce shipping costs on multiple purchases by consolidating them into one package. Traditionally, shipping a single item from the US can cost as much as the item itself, but through Bongo consumers can now save as much as 82% off standard carrier rates.

Bongo lets consumers access a whole new world of shopping. With a few clicks of the mouse you can shop the streets of New York, LA and Miami for the best bargains and unique or hard to find items you never even knew existed.

If the retailer doesn’t accept an Australian credit card you can use Bongo’s Personal Shopping Service to make the purchase on your behalf, ensuring an easy and safe transaction.

PrimeVapor E-Cigarettes Partners with Bongo International for Worldwide Service

PLEASANT PRAIRIE, WISCONSIN, USA, September 12, 2013 /EINPresswire.com/ – PrimeVapor is pleased to announce a partnership with Bongo International that will permit the shipment of orders outside the United States. Click to Read More.

Consider BongoUS.com for Your International Shipping Needs

If you run a US business that sells tangible product, international shipping is probably your least favorite part of the process. Heck, even non-business owners usually dread going to the post office or local shipping office for US shipping! Click to Read More

DollarDays.com Expanding Online Business with Bongo

Scottsdale, AZ, March 13, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) DollarDays.com, the hugely successful online wholesale distributor, has recently joined forces with Bongo International to offer customers located worldwide the same unbeatable discounts and superior service that U.S. clients have enjoyed for over 12 years. Bongo International is a well-established global eCommerce solution providing U.S. retailers access to international markets with no change to their current operations. Click to Read More.

PureFormulas.com Now Available to International Customers

Miami, FL October 30, 2012 PureFormulas.com is an online store offering the finest healthcare supplements available. The mission of this organization is simple; maintain their focus on superior quality products and service. The store has proven its ability to do achieve this, and is now ready to expand globally with Bongo’s Checkout Solution. Click to Read More.

ChristmasPlace.com Finds More Stockings to Fill

Bridgeport, CT – November 30, 2011–That time of year is quickly approaching, but for many it can’t come soon enough. This is the proven premise for the continued success of ChristmasPlace.com. The brick & mortar store opened its doors 25 years ago in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, and has continued developing since. Most recently, the online store has partnered with international e-Commerce specialist, Bongo International, to expand globally just in time for the 2011 holiday season. Click to Read More.

Miva Merchant and Bongo International Integrate eCommerce

San Diego, CA, Feb. 13, 2013– Miva Merchant is a well-established and reputed eCommerce platform while Bongo is fully versed in the details of international eCommerce. Together these providers are able to deliver everything retailers need in order to succeed in online commerce. Click to Read More.

International Expansion High on the Agenda of Domestic e-Retailers

Bongo International, a cutting edge provider of e-commerce technology, recently launched Bongo Checkout. This latest product arrives on the market as a complete international e-commerce fulfillment solution that allows U.S. online retailers access to foreign markets with no change to current operational processes, and without the risk of fraud. Click to Read More.