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6 ways to reduce your risk of skimmer fraud

Dawn Papandrea

When you hit the road this summer, be on the lookout for card skimmers at gas pumps, ATMs and payment terminals that are poised to steal your credit and debit card information. Skimmers are devices placed over a card payment…
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Visa ‘Quick Chip’ added to reduce chip cards’ dip delay

Jay MacDonald

Americans have developed an embarrassing dipping obsession lately with what we perceive to be the interminable transaction-time delay involved when we dip an EMV chip card rather than swipe its mag stripe. I say “perceive” because Visa, for one, insists…
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Retailers fight back against EMV fraud liability shift

Sienna Kossman

I’ve had chip cards in my wallet for months now, but I can count on one hand the number of local retailers with chip card readers that are actually turned on. You’d think they would want to be as EMV-ready…
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Tipping via chip card makes a change toward the awkward

Sienna Kossman

Just as we’re getting used to dipping chip-equipped cards instead of swiping them, we may also need to get used to new tipping procedures. Last Wednesday I went to a local coffee shop I’ve never been to before and had…
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3 ways EMV may affect holiday shopping

Sienna Kossman

Don’t let chip cards ruin your Christmas, fraud haunt your Hanukkah or identity theft compromise your Kwanzaa celebrations. The U.S. is in the midst of a major payment card transition and that means some of our holiday shopping experiences may…
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