Tag Archives: North America

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 »

Zwipe Presented at ISG Annual Spring Conference

By | May 8, 2017

  ORLANDO, USA – 08 May 2017, – Biometric tech company Zwipe attended the Identification Systems Group (ISG) Annual Spring Conference this past weekend. The conference is an opportunity for ISG members from across North America to interact directly with vendors, industry specialists and each other by seeing what is new in the market both in terms of products and trends… Read More »

USA – Southside police help bust 4-state debit card skimming operation

By | May 2, 2017

SOUTHSIDE, Ala. (WIAT) — A four-state debit card skimming operation that victimized 300 individuals and seven banks was exposed after Southside police alerted the Alabama Attorney General’s Office regarding a possible gas pump skimmer. -Alabama Attorney General Steven T. Marshall, Southside Chief of Police Chris Jones, Etowah County District Attorney Jody Willoughby and U.S. Secret Service Special Agent… Read More »

US Issues New Fraud-proof Green Cards

By | May 1, 2017

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has begun issuing new tamper-resistant green cards. The redesigned cards, which have enhanced graphics and additional security features, are more secure than the old ones. “The new card designs demonstrate USCIS’ commitment to continue taking a proactive approach against the threat of document tampering and fraud,” according to USCIS. The new green… Read More »

USA – Alaska REAL ID Deadline Approaches

By | April 9, 2017

FAIRBANKS — Another deadline is approaching that would make Alaska driver’s licenses invalid for entry to Fort Wainwright and other military installations.  If Alaska doesn’t receive another extension for compliance with the federal REAL ID Act in the next few months, state identification cards won’t be valid starting July 11. The deadline won’t directly affect soldiers and airmen who use… Read More »

Source One Direct Closing Jacksonville Center, Affecting 170 jobs

By | March 17, 2017

By Karen Brune Mathis, Managing Editor Source One Direct Inc. confirmed Friday it will close its Jacksonville credit and debit card personalization facility in Flagler Center, affecting 170 jobs. The company filed a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification notice with the state that it would lay off those finance jobs between May 1 and Dec. 31. “In a… Read More »

Zwipe Gets New Distribution Ally in North America

By | January 16, 2017

Zwipe has a big new ally in its distribution efforts. The fingerprint recognition specialist has announced that Identification Systems Group, a North American association of identification system sellers, has introduced Zwipe products to its network.   The organization is over three decades old, over a hundred offices across the US, and more than 500 sales personnel “with local… Read More »