Tag Archives: North America

CPI Card Group Brings Innovative, Disruptive Solutions that Exceed Expectations to Money 20/20 2017

By | October 20, 2017

Company showcases new metal card offerings, suite of digital solutions, print-on-demand platform and instant issuance technology October 20, 2017 09:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time LITTLETON, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–CPI Card Group (Nasdaq:PMTS, TSX:PMTS) (“CPI” or the “Company”), a global leader in financial and EMV® chip card production and related services, today announced its attendance and exhibition at Money 20/20, one of… Read More »

US Payments Forum Provides First in Series of Technical Frameworks for Implementing EMV Contactless Open Payments in Transit

By | October 10, 2017

PRINCETON JUNCTION, N.J., Oct. 10, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — As U.S. and Canadian transit markets look to move to open payments systems in today’s EMV chip environment, they have unique transaction speed and security requirements for successful implementation at fare gates and on-board vehicles. The U.S. Payments Forum has released today the first in a series of resources that identify… Read More »

Scott Scheirman Appointed Chief Executive Officer of CPI Card Group

By | September 27, 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 the appointment of Scott Scheirman as President and Chief Executive Officer, effective October 5, 2017, succeeding Steve Montross who will be ending his service as CEO on October 4, 2017 in connection with his previously announced retirement. Mr. Montross will continue in an… Read More »

Canada – Man charged in taxi debit card switching scheme

By | September 7, 2017

  A 44-year-old Scarborough man is facing more than 180 fraud charges in relation to a longstanding scheme that involved stealing taxi passenger’s debit cards. Toronto police fraud investigators allege that starting sometime in the fall of 2015, a taxi driver would steal a debit card from a passenger as they were paying their fare. Detectives say the… 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 »

NEXT Biometrics Large Fingerprint Sensor Chosen by First Biometrics for Smart Card

By | August 23, 2017

PALO ALTO, Calif., Aug. 23, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — NEXT Biometrics Group ASA (Oslo Bors:NEXT) today announced its large cost-efficient fingerprint sensor was chosen by First Biometrics for its breakthrough Smart Card.  The Smart Card will initially be used as North America’s first payment and identity card.  The card is embedded with a smart chip and fingerprint sensor for maximum security and… Read More »

The majority of US public is ready for mobile driver licenses according to an OT-Morpho & Radius Global Market Research study

By | August 23, 2017

National Research shows license renewal and privacy protection as most appealing to consumers. A new study conducted by Radius Global Market Research and MorphoTrust USA, part of OT-Morpho, a world leader in digital security and identification technologies, shows the majority of the U.S. public is ready for the traditional plastic driver’s license to go mobile. The survey polled… Read More »

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 »