Yea....I'm an IT guy, and I'm going to go ahead and disagree with you right there.
We are dealing with massive amounts of credit card fraud, SPECIFICALLY within the vape community, because of SHADY CC processing companies.
While I understand that being an e-cig vendor means your options are limited as to choosing a CC processing company, nonetheless, the vendors need to take responsibility. You are offering a service to people, and willing to take people's credit cards and private info.....then you need to be willing to admit it when something goes wrong on YOUR end (any company that you hire to do work for you, including CC processing companies, would be on YOUR end).
The consumer has EVERY right to be mad at the e-cig vendor. THEN, the e-cig vendor can go after the CC processing company. THEN, the cc processing company can go after the hacking ring targetting them (or wherever the infiltration lies). THAT is how it works in the real world.
To say "If they want your info, they are going to get it" really has nothing to do with this thread, nor this issue of CC fraud in the vape community. What is specifically happening is e-cig vendors are using shady CC processing companies, and therein lies the problem.
Most online businesses are relatively secure. Especially if they do everything right. OF COURSE no one is 100% fraud/hack proof.....but this massive amount of fraud in the ecig community really needs to be taken care of.