Do You Handle, Store or Process Client Credit Cards?
By law, you are required to comply with Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards if you handle any credit cards. If you don’t comply, then you could incur serious fines.
Even if you take payments over the phone, you must comply with the standards. If you process one card or thousands without security precautions in place, then you’re putting your clients’ information at risk. All it takes to ruin everything you’ve built is one employee writing down a credit card number whether it’s in an email or on a piece of paper. This’ll leave you with fees, fines and a bad rep. In the end, this could damage your reputation and eventually put you out of business.