Tag Archives: America

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 »

Moving to Vertical EMV Cards: Advance Financial FCU

By | June 20, 2017

Schererville, Ind.-based Advance Financial Federal Credit Union announced last week that it began issuing a new Visa EMV debit card with a vertical orientation — a rebellious graphics-design maneuver highlighting some of the pros and cons of quite literally “upending” a long industry tradition of horizontal card design. “We wanted a new look that would take advantage of… Read More »

USA – PennDOT to phase in newly-designed driver licenses, identification cards

By | June 20, 2017

  HARRISBURG, Pa. — As part of ongoing security enhancements, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has updated the design and enhanced the security features of its driver license and identification card products. PennDOT entered a new contract with MorphoTrust USA in August of 2015 for the design and issuance of Driver License (DL) and Identification (ID) cards. Over… Read More »

Peninsula FCU Finds Convenience and Security In CPI Card Group’s [email protected] Solution for In-branch Instant Issuance

By | June 9, 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, announced that Peninsula Federal Credit Union has implemented [email protected] to provide in-branch instant issuance of EMV-enabled debit throughout its network of branches. Established in 1941, the Michigan-based credit union was in search of an instant issuance solution that would… Read More »

CPI Touts Speed, Security of New Instant-Issuance Printer

By | June 5, 2017

A new instant-issuance product from CPI Card Group promises faster card processing times along with higher resolution printing. Called Precision by [email protected], the system is designed to improve security and the customer experience. CPI worked with France-based card printer company Evolis on the technology. The system features “a color touch screen display which allows users to more easily… Read More »

Mexico’s Capital Taps Mastercard to Make City More Digital

By | June 1, 2017

As people all over the world are leaving rural areas and moving to cities in search for jobs, education and a better life, city governments are challenged to meet the expectations of a growing urban population. When the UN General Assembly adopted the Sustainable Development Goals in 2015, making cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable was identified as… Read More »

Four Canadian provinces award new contract to Gemalto for secure driver’s license cards and issuance

By | June 1, 2017

​​​Amsterdam- June 1, 2017, Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security, announces that it won four contracts to provide a new, highly-secure polycarbonate driver’s license in New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. The Atlantic Provinces sought a provider with a strong position as an innovative partner capable of producing laser-engraved polycarbonate… Read More »

ACS to Participate in Securing Federal Identity 2017

By | May 31, 2017

HONG KONG, 31 May, 2017 – Advanced Card Systems Ltd. (ACS, a wholly owned subsidiary of Advanced Card Systems Holdings Ltd., SEHK: 2086), Asia Pacific’s top supplier and one of the world’s top 3 suppliers of PC-linked smart card readers (Source: Frost & Sullivan), will participate in Securing Federal Identity 2017. The event will be on 6 June… Read More »

Poll: 94 million Americans store their card information online

By | May 31, 2017

Concerns about identify theft and credit card fraud aren’t stopping most Americans from storing their credit and debit card information online, a new CreditCards.com report reveals. Two out of every three online shoppers have their card information stored on at least one website or mobile app for future purchases, the poll found. And about 10 percent say they… Read More »

New Medicare cards offer greater protection to more than 57.7 million Americans

By | May 30, 2017

New Medicare cards offer greater protection to more than 57.7 million Americans New cards will no longer contain Social Security numbers, to combat fraud and illegal use   The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is readying a fraud prevention initiative that removes Social Security numbers from Medicare cards to help combat identity theft, and safeguard taxpayer dollars.… Read More »

USA – August trial on for card-skimming defendants

By | May 30, 2017

JEFFERSON — An Aug. 14-15 trial remains on schedule for two Miami-area men charged with attempting to steal credit card informa­tion on a skimming de­vice planted at a Fort Atkinson gas station. Liandry Alfonso Palaez, 27, of Miami, Fla., and Yasmani Mo­leiro Sardinas, 26, of Hialeah, Fla., are two of three men arrested in November after a skimming… Read More »

NXP Secures Electronic ID Cards and Passports in Ecuador

By | May 25, 2017

Secure, reliable and market-leading electronic identification technology makes NXP a trusted partner for governments around the world; renewed deal includes next-generation ePassports and new advanced multi-purpose eID cards EINDHOVEN, The Netherlands, May 25, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ:NXPI) today announced that the Ecuadorian Government has again chosen NXP’s SmartMX2 secure microcontroller for the country’s new… Read More »

USA – Smart ID card-based system makes taking school attendance easier

By | May 24, 2017

BISMARCK, N.D. – We live in a tap and go world now, and Legacy High School is adding a new technology that makes life quicker and easier for students and teachers. Legacy is the first school in North Dakota to have a faster automated service that helps take attendance in the classroom. ScholarChip is the new smart ID… Read More »

USA – 13 Defendants, Many Linked to Local Street Gangs, Charged with Credit Card Skimming and Narcotics Trafficking

By | May 23, 2017

LOS ANGELES – Thirteen people, most of whom are linked to La Mirada- and Norwalk-based street gangs, have been charged in federal court in a bank fraud scheme involving “skimmed” credit cards, and in narcotics cases, one of which alleges a transaction involving over three kilograms of methamphetamine.           Authorities this morning arrested 11 of the defendants, the… Read More »

USA – New Medicare Cards Coming: Watch Out for Scam Calls

By | May 20, 2017

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that it will be sending new Medicare Cards to more than 57 million enrollees over the next two years. With the passage of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) of 2015 CMS is required to replace all cards that currently use a recipient’s Social Security Number with… Read More »