Tag Archives: America

ICMA, Secure Technology Alliance Co-Locate Conferences for 2018

By | August 3, 2017

Princeton Junction, N.J., Aug. 03, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The International Card Manufacturers Association (ICMA), a global trade association for card manufacturers, personalizers, issuers and suppliers, and the Secure Technology Alliance, a multi-industry association working to stimulate adoption of smart card technology and advanced payment technology, announced today they will co-locate their respective conferences for the third year in a row.… Read More »

Biometric Payment Technologies Supported by 80% of Americans, Survey Says

By | July 31, 2017

ORLANDO, Fla. — A recent survey conducted by Viewpost on how American consumers view the future of payments and key issues around awareness of payment technologies reveals a high interest in biometric and “futuristic” payment options. The company surveyed a cross-section of 1,000 U.S.-based consumers, finding that overall, 80% of Americans are in support of using tools like sensor fingerprinting,… Read More »

US Payments Forum Summer 2017 Market Snapshot: Chip-on-Chip Transactions Increasing, Improving Consumer Transaction Experiences, Educating Merchants on EMV Implementation Challenges

By | July 26, 2017

PRINCETON JUNCTION, N.J., July 26, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The U.S. Payments Forum today released its summer 2017 market snapshot, providing updates on the continuing progress of the U.S. EMV migration, improvements in the consumer’s chip transaction experience at the point of sale (POS), and priorities for the second half of 2017 to focus on unique chip migration… Read More »

NXP Announces Production of Security Chips in its US Manufacturing Facilities

By | July 20, 2017

Multimillion-dollar expansion program will complete the re-shoring of an end-to-end US supply chain for manufacturing secure identification chips used in US Government applicationsAUSTIN, Texas and CHANDLER, Ariz., July 20, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ:NXPI) today announced a $22 million dollar program that expands its operations in the United States, enabling the Company’s US facilities to… Read More »

Tennessee Police Crack National Skimmer Network

By | July 19, 2017

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – Tennessee law enforcement arrested more than a dozen people related to an alleged national skimmer network, News Channel 5 reports. The big bust included recovery of high-tech devices including a universal key. The suspects, many of which are Cuban nationals, allegedly stole American identities and around $700,000. “They’re well-organized, well-trained and well-traveled,” Tyler Smith, a… Read More »

USA – TriMet’s Hop Fastpass officially launches

By | July 17, 2017

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — TriMet officially launched Hop Fastpass, an electronic-fare card system, on Monday. Hop allows riders to use one fare system throughout the Portland-Vancouver region, provides benefits including daily and monthly ride savings and auto-loading and lost-card protection. Planning for the electronic fare system started in 2011, while construction work at MAX platforms laid groundwork for Hop starting in March… Read More »

Haiti – Diaspora : Towards a National Identity Card for Haitians living Living abroad

By | July 15, 2017

Thursday, in order to learn about the mechanisms to be put in place to register members of the Haitian Diaspora so that they can participate fully in the economic, social and political life of the country, Stéphanie Auguste the Minister of Haitians (MHAVE) met with Wilson Fièvre, the Director General of the National Office of Identification (ONI). This… Read More »

Bulgarian Came To Costa Rica To Clone Debit Cards In ATM Scam

By | July 13, 2017

Using ‘modern devices’ to clone debit cards with which he stole at least ¢34 million colones (US$59,000 dollars), Boyco Kirilov Tsvetanov, 39, a Bulgarian national, was arrested by the Organismo de Investigación Judicial (OIJ) in an apartment in Trejos Montealegre, Escazu. Karla Chinchilla, head of the Banking Unit of the OIJ Fraud Section, said the Tsvetanov entered Costa… Read More »

USA – MARTA says goodbye to blue Breeze cards, opts for safer silver cards

By | July 9, 2017

Beginning July 10, MARTA will stop accepting the old standard blue Breeze cards, instead switching over to silver Breeze cards that offer new security measures. The new silver cards, which can be purchased for $2, help combat fraud and abuse, the release said, which is an issue MARTA has dealt with before. They also have stronger chip technology to… Read More »

USA – Privasent health identity security system surpasses 20,000 users at Saint Peter’s

By | July 7, 2017

Saint Peter’s University Hospital announced today that it has enrolled more than 20,000 patients to use Privasent™, a healthcare technology focused on unique, absolute and interoperable healthcare identity. Saint Peter’s has demonstrated that Privasent’s unique and absolute identity eliminated identity errors, ensured accurate matching of electronic health records, and was embraced by patients as a means to protect… Read More »

USA – New Medicare cards designed to protect against fraud, identity theft

By | July 3, 2017

New Medicare cards arriving next year will no longer include Social Security numbers, a move designed to protect against fraud and identity theft. Having the Social Security number removed from the Medicare card will help fight medical identity theft and protect medical and financial information. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will begin mailing new Medicare… Read More »

GoCUCards, PSCU Team Up For School Of Credit Card Program Management

By | June 29, 2017

St. Petersburg, Fla. – (June 29, 2017) – PSCU has partnered with GoCUCards to host a School of Credit Card Program Management, run by one of the most experienced credit union card consultants in the industry: Ondine Irving. The event will take place at PSCU’s headquarters in St. Petersburg, Fla., on Sept. 20-21, 2017. Registration is limited to 30 attendees. Topics for the… Read More »

More than $6 million approved for Dominica national ID scheme

By | June 26, 2017

The government in Dominica has approved $6,130,000 of funding for the Electoral Commission to purchase equipment and hire staff as it looks to implement a national identification card system. In a statement, the election oversight organisation said that the news has been a 30-year goal of successive chief election officers. “The Commission is pleased to be able to… Read More »

Dominica – Over $6 Million Approved For Equipment And Training For Id Cards

By | June 24, 2017

The Government of Dominica has recently approved funding to the tune of EC$ 6,130,350.00, to purchase equipment and to hire and train personnel for the implementation of a national identification card system.  In a press release this week the Electoral Office informed that it has begun the recruitment of about 15 young persons who, subject to the passage… Read More »

Jamaica – Government Seeks To Put National ID Fears To Rest

By | June 22, 2017

Public fears that the much-talked-about National Identification System (NIDS), when passed into law, will not be as secure as intended, have been dispelled by the Government. Chief Technical Director in the Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Division of the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) Jacqueline Lynch-Stewart explained that the system will be “safe, secure, and good for business”.… Read More »

Wirecard North America Leaders Speak At NBPCA’s Power of Prepaid® Event

By | June 21, 2017

CONSHOHOCKEN, Pennsylvania, June 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Wirecard, a leading provider of global payment and commerce solutions, is pleased to announce their participation in the NBPCA’s 6th Annual Power of Prepaid event, June 21-23 in Washington, DC. Power of Prepaid is the premier event for the prepaid community connecting experts in prepaid compliance, legislation, regulation and innovation.  Brad… Read More »

USA – $33K stolen at Columbia ATM; Sheriff says gang may be behind skimmers found at others

By | June 21, 2017

The Richland County Sheriff’s Department says card skimmers used to steal people’s card information are being found on automatic teller machines on a weekly basis, and that this crime is happening nationally. Sheriff Leon Lott explains how to spot a skimmer the next time you pull up to an ATM. [email protected]   RICHLAND COUNTY, SC A woman accused… Read More »

CPI Card Group Sponsors and Leads Panel at NBPCA Power of Prepaid Event

By | June 21, 2017

LITTLETON, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–CPI Card Group (Nasdaq: PMTS, TSX: PMTS), a global leader in financial and EMV® chip card production and related services, today announced that the company’s Prepaid Sales Director, Peggy O’Leary, will be participating on a panel, “Myth Busters & The Next Big Thing in Prepaid,” during the Network Branded Prepaid Card Association (NBPCA) Power of Prepaid® event,… Read More »

USA – In 24 minutes, thief runs up charges on credit card after robbery off St. Marys Road

By | June 21, 2017

Yet another court case illustrates a crucial safety tip to stave off credit card fraud. The advice is pretty obvious, but not everyone adheres to it. A suspect in Muscogee Superior Court faced charges Monday of robbing an insurance agent on Matilda Lane — just off St. Marys Road near Buena Vista Road — and using the agent’s… Read More »