Tag Archives: North America

USA – Chicago news team finds new cause for worry in chip cards

By | August 15, 2017

With EMV implementation driving a rapid increase in card-not-present fraud in the U.S. — from an estimated $3.1 billion in 2015 to an expected $5.2 billion in 2017 — Chicago TV station WLS thinks you should be worried about (drum roll, please) the smart chip falling out of your card. The station’s recent I-Team report advised viewers that, “The chips in credit and… Read More »

USA – Attorney General unveils new guidelines to prevent skimming

By | August 11, 2017

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey announced Thursday a list of guidelines for convenience stores and gas stations as part of an effort to protect credit card information. The rules are aimed at eliminating skimmers, or devices used to steal credit or debit card information at gas station pumps. The guidelines instruct employees to replace factory… 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 »

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 – Kalamazoo County approves new identification card program

By | July 7, 2017

KALAMAZOO, MICH. – Kalamazoo County has decided to create an identification card program for residents who lack documents needed to get a state ID. The Kalamazoo Gazette reports (http://bit.ly/2tLAa9V) the county Board of Commissioners’ 6-5 vote Wednesday was split along party lines, but the Democratic majority approved a resolution creating the program. The resolution authorizes an initial budget of… 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 »

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 »