Tag Archives: North America

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 – Educating the public about fraud awareness

By | May 17, 2017

  More than 40 individuals attended a fraud awareness seminar hosted by First National Bank of McAlester recently. The seminar was a free event educating the public on the importance of fraud awareness and prevention. The event was held on May 11 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Eastern Oklahoma State College’s McAlester campus with guest speaker… Read More »

New York Man Sentenced For Credit Card Fraud

By | May 16, 2017

HARRISBURG- The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Shavouy Paisley, age 25, of Queens, New York, was sentenced today by United States District Judge William W. Caldwell to 17 months’ imprisonment for credit card fraud. Paisley was convicted after a jury trial in September 2016, for conspiracy to possess 15 or more… Read More »

USA – State lawmakers work to meet ID deadline

By | May 14, 2017

State lawmakers have precious little time to ensure Pennsyl­vanians will be able to board planes and enter federal buildings without trouble next year. Legislators have rushed to pass a fix that would make the state compliant with the federal Real ID ACT, which required states to upgrade their ID cards so they’re harder to forge or duplicate. But… Read More »

USA – Four-Jurisdiction Digital Driver’s License Pilot Key Piece of Gov’s Digital Transformation

By | May 12, 2017

Four jurisdictions will take a large and crucial step this summer toward digitizing residents’ primary form of identification: They will begin piloting a digital driver’s license (DDL) with hundreds of employees and family members. In the works for around a year, the smartphone-based tests in Colorado, Idaho, Maryland and Washington, D.C., are part of a collaboration with Amsterdam-based… Read More »

USA – More than 100 credit card numbers seized, suspects arrested

By | May 11, 2017

GRAPEVINE – Five people face an assortment of charges after police confiscated from hotel rooms more than 100 stolen credit card numbers and equipment to make fraudulent cards. Several grams of methamphetamine also were seized from a hotel room where suspects had been staying. “None of the stolen credit card numbers were local,” according to a police news release.… Read More »

USA – North Dakota school using smart cards for attendance

By | May 11, 2017

Bismarck, North Dakota’s Legacy High School is now the first school in the state to implement automated classroom attendance thanks to system provider, ScholarChip. The school is leveraging ScholarChip’s smart ID card-based system that sees students tap in at the beginning of class to denote attendance, and enables administrators to more efficiently view class rosters in larger lecture… Read More »

USA – Texas crook gets two years for Londonderry credit card skimmer fraud

By | May 10, 2017

CONCORD — An Austin, Texas man was sentenced to two years in federal prison in connection with a $29,000 credit card fraud involving a skimmer on a gas pump in Londonderry. Elvis Barban Chavez, 45, was sentenced Wednesday in U.S. District Court after pleading guilty to aggravated identity theft. According to court documents, Chavez and others traveled from… Read More »

USA – State lawmakers look to crack down on illegal use of credit card skimmers

By | May 10, 2017

MADISON (WKOW) — State lawmakers are working on a bill that would further protect your identity when using a gas pump or ATM. Wisconsin is one of just 19 states that has nothing in statute specific to the possession or use of credit card skimmers. That is a huge problem, because the devices have been found on gas… Read More »

National ATM Council Announces 2017 Retail ATM Skimming Survey Results – Responds to Recent FICO Clarification

By | May 9, 2017

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – May 9, 2017 — The National ATM Council, Inc. (NAC) has announced the results of its 2017 U.S. Retail ATM Skimming Survey (Survey).  Results demonstrate the number of card skimming incidents at U.S. Independent retail ATM locations remains very low – with 9 of 10 survey participants reporting never having encountered a single skimming device… Read More »