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Trinidad and Tobago – New call centre to obtain passport

By | October 7, 2017

The Trinidad and Tobago Immigration Division has established a new call centre for booking passport appointments. In a press release, the Ministry of National Security said locals who are seeking appointments for a new machine-readable passport or for renewals are asked to call (868) 225-4664. The ministry said callers will be prompted to select option two when the… Read More »

US – Notre Dame implements new ID card program

By | September 13, 2017

Over the summer, Notre Dame began implementing the new Irish1Card system, a project that has been in the works for years and includes the smart chip ID cards every student received during welcome week. The change, Irish1Card program director Daniel Tormey said, focused on improving security, but also lays the foundation for new, even more secure and easy-to-use… Read More »

FICO Reports a 39 Percent Rise in Debit Cards Compromised at U.S. ATMs and Merchants

By | August 31, 2017

SAN JOSE, Calif., Aug. 31, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Compromises of ATMs and point-of-sale (POS) devices in the US rose 21 percent in the first six months of 2017, compared to the same period in 2016. Compromised cards rose by 39 percent. Cardholders should employ common sense when using ATMs, and check their transactions frequently. FICO® Card Alert Service monitors hundreds of thousands of ATMs… Read More »

USA – 2 sentenced for credit card scheme in northeast Nebraska

By | August 28, 2017

MADISON, NEB. – Two people have been sentenced for a credit card scheme that defrauded people and businesses in northeast Nebraska. The Norfolk Daily News reports that 31-year-old Jorge Navarro and 31-year-old Yaima Lugo, both of Madison, were sentenced Friday in Madison County District Court. Court records say the two had used the cards to make several local purchases.… Read More »

USA – LCSO arrests two credit card skimmer manufacturers

By | August 26, 2017

LEE COUNTY, Fla. – The Lee County Sheriff’s Office took a major step in cracking down on credit card skimmers on Friday. After a month-long investigation the Economic Crimes Unit uncovered an organization that had manufactured and installed credit card skimmers at multiple gas station pumps. Participants used the information stolen from the skimmers to make cloned credit cards and… Read More »

Identiv Expands Partnership With PSA Security Network to Distribute Complete Portfolio of Hirsch Physical Security Solutions

By | August 24, 2017

FREMONT, Calif., Aug. 24, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Identiv, Inc. (NASDAQ:INVE) today announced that the company has expanded its partnership with PSA Security Network (PSA) to distribute Identiv’s complete line of Hirsch physical access control system (PACS) and security management solutions, including award-winning Hirsch Velocity Software, Hirsch Mx Controllers, Hirsch ScramblePad Reader Family, uTrust TS Reader Family, and uTrust TS Cards. Through this partnership, qualified PSA integrators… Read More »

US Payments Forum Invites Guests to Contactless EMV Terminal Testing Education, Best Practices at September Workshop

By | August 24, 2017

PRINCETON JUNCTION, N.J., Aug. 24, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Value Added Resellers (VARs), Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) and acquirers interested in deploying contactless EMV chip-enabled point of sale (POS) terminals can get first-hand testing training, clarification on testing requirements, and deployment best practices from the global payment networks at a U.S. Payments Forum workshop being held this September. The workshop,… Read More »

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 »