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Who We Are

A Go-To Place for eCommerce Payments and Fraud Professionals Across the Globe

We are a global non-profit membership association for payments and fraud prevention professionals, established in 2000. The power of MRC membership lies in staying connected, current, and empowered to influence and transform the industry. To that end, the MRC places great importance on its core pillars. Keep up to date on the news relating to those four focus areas. We operate in the US, Europe and APAC, we are currently expanding operations in LATAM and we expect to increase our presence in other regions in the near future.
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Handshake Puzzle - MRC Who We Are Collaboration
Building a spirit of trust and collaboration is at the heart of the MRC. Open conversations about issues and information sharing among members are critical when it comes to influencing the future of eCommerce. 
Group of People - MRC Who We Are Networking
We strive to continuously offer you proven and innovative ways to connect with and learn from your colleagues worldwide. Expand your network at our in-person and virtual events through a discussion forum and community groups, speed networking, etc. 
Person Book - MRC Who We Are Education
One of the goals of the Merchant Risk Council is to serve as an educational resource for payments and fraud prevention professionals of all levels. Our programs like RAPID Edu eLearning courses help make that possible.
Megaphone Voice - MRC Who We Are
With the ever-evolving nature of the payments industry, new regulations, standards, and policies continue to change and become more complex. Advocating for our members is of utmost importance to us, and it has proven to benefit the payments industry across the board. 
ENGAGE WITH THE MRC COMMUNITY - Join an MRC community or special interest group.
Gain exclusive access to closed-door conversations and insights you can’t get anywhere else. Engaging with our community groups gives you access to valuable, timely, and focused content related to leading-edge industry topics. Check Out Our Member Groups

Our Story

It all started in 2000, shortly after the Internet boom, when merchants came together to discuss online fraud problems never experienced before. The Merchant Risk Council began as a passion project built by a team of dedicated volunteers, all working day jobs and creating the MRC on nights and weekends.

As the eCommerce market continued to evolve, so did fraud. More and more merchants turned to the MRC for ways to learn, share information, and network with other professionals. As we grew, we welcomed solution providers, issuers, law enforcement, card brands, and ancillary companies to work together in the fight against fraud.

As a nonprofit 501(c)6 organization, the MRC encompasses a membership network of over 600 companies, including 400+ merchants focused on fraud prevention, payment optimization, and risk management. We operate in the US and Europe and are expanding our presence to other regions. 

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