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Cleaning High Touch Surfaces

We are all doing our best to minimize COVID-19 risk by cleaning and sanitizing high-touch surfaces both in the c-store and at the fuel dispenser.  The following documentation provides guidance for cleaning and sanitizing high-touch areas at the pump, including nozzles, keypads and buttons,...

24 March 2020
Outdoor EMV Counterfeit Liability Shift - DO NOT EXPECT AN EXTENSION

Despite a formal request from NACS, as of today the Card Brands (Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover) have not indicated that they will delay the October 1, 2020 counterfeit liability shift in response to COVID-19. We do not anticipate any decisions or responses for several months.The...

24 March 2020
EMV, MNSP and PCI Compliance

2020 is officially here. October 1, 2020, marks the date on which petroleum retailers will be held responsible for credit card fraud that takes place at fuel dispensers that are not equipped to handle EMV transactions.   There are only 186 working days until the EMV liability shift and...

08 January 2020
Outdoor EMV Liability Shift: The Catastrophe we will all see Coming

As you are aware, on October 1, 2020, petroleum retailers will be held responsible for the credit card fraud that takes place at fuel pumps that are not equipped to handle EMV transactions.Upgrades to support these EMV transactions will be expensive.  Most independent operators do not have the...

09 December 2019
Managed Network Service Provider Program (MNSP): What MNSP is and what MNSP is Not

 As you are aware by now, both Gilbarco and VeriFone are making MNSP a requirement.  This move, prompted by the network brands (Visa, MasterCard, etc.), is mandatory and will be required prior to upgrading to Gilbarco Version 12.02 and VeriFone outdoor EMV software.In an effort to...

02 December 2019
Hughes Networks MNSP FAQ Sheet

As a reminder, both Verifone and Gilbarco are transitioning from directly providing a network security solution to a certified Managed Network Service Provider (MNSP) program.  This new method requires a PCI-certified managed firewall.  The new managed firewall will prepare you to...

04 November 2019
NACS shares resources that can help explain how the shutdown could affect fuel retailing

September 16, 2019  ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Saturday drone strike that caused a massive fire and shut down half of Saudi Arabia’s oil production facilities could affect global oil supply and prices in the coming days—and that also could affect fuel retailers around the world.There are plenty...

16 September 2019
Liberty PAY as a Relationship Builder

Have you considered adding Liberty PAY as a payment option?  Did you know that 73% of c-stores already have a loyalty program in place?  By enabling Liberty PAY you will be able to generate useful data and insights into customer behavior, generate and promote offers and rewards to your...

13 September 2019
MNSP Hughes Networks Landing Page

In 2019, both Verifone and Gilbarco, are transitioning from directly providing a network security solution to a certified Managed Network Service Provider (MNSP) program.  This move has been prompted by the network brands who have made MNSP a requirement.  To maintain secure remote access...

12 September 2019
EMV Liability

By John Drechny, CEO, Merchant Advisory Group September 5, 2019If you thought the shifting of fraud liability from the issuers to the merchants was complete, it must mean you don’t operate a fuel station. When the original date was set for the implementation of EMV in 2015, EMVCo made an exception...

05 September 2019

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