October 2016 Visa Data Shows Rise in EMV-Enabled Merchants

Visa said Monday (November 21, 2016) that its latest chip data update showed 388 million Visa EMV cards in the U.S. Of those, the firm said there are nearly 181 million chip credit cards in the field and 208.3 million chip debit cards. The firm also said that there are 1.7 million chip-active...

22 November 2016
What the Tax Extenders Bill Means For You

 What the Tax Extenders Bill means for you...permanent tax code change can provide significant tax savings. Just before Christmas 2015, President Barack Obama and the Senate approved legislation that provides convenience store owners and other small businesses several significant tax...

02 November 2016
New Jersey Petroleum Products Gross Receipts Tax (PPGRT) Increase

As most, if not all of you, are aware, Governor Christie signed into law an increase of the Petroleum Products Gross Receipts Tax (PPGRT) effective November 1, 2016.  I will attempt to summarize the changes below: GasolineOn November 1, 2016, the PPGRT on gasoline will be 22.6 cents per...

31 October 2016
VeriFone Security Advisory, September 28, 2016

DISCLAIMER: This advisory is provided “as is” for informational purposes only. This security advisory may be shared with Verifone clients. Verifone does not provide warranties of any kind regarding any information contained within. Verifone continues to receive reports that scammers are...

29 September 2016
Examples of Different Types of Skimmers

Attached are examples of different types of skimmers. 

29 August 2016
Skimming Attacks are on the Rise

With skimming attacks on the rise, protecting yourselves from these types of attacks is of the utmost importance.  As a reminder, gas station owners should be made aware that gas skimmers are being installed inside gas pumps. The best way to prevent and detect the installation is to use...

26 August 2016
The Real EMV Risk

As you consider an investment in upgrading your gas pumps to EMV, there’s more to consider than the EMV liability shift.  The following CSP article by Patriot Capital’s Richard Browne discusses the other impacts of EMV to enable you to make an informed discussion on the pros and cons of EMV....

15 August 2016
Should I add mobile when upgrading to EMV?

 As you evaluate upgrading to EMV on your fuel dispensers (gas pumps), an additional consideration is upgrading to mobile payment.  The following CSP article lays out the considerations and benefits of including the ability to accept Android Pay, Apple Pay, and other mobile wallets in...

15 August 2016
Near Field Communication and Mobile Payments

In 2016, mobile payments are expected to triple in the US, reaching $27 billion.   So, exactly how do mobile payments work and what is Near Field Communication (NFC)?  In simplified terms, NFC is a method of transferring wireless data that detects and then enables technology in close...

07 July 2016
Visa Improves Limits on EMV Chargebacks to Compliant Retailers

Visa has announced new chargeback policies that will be in effect from July 22 until April, 2018. These changes are designed to safeguard EMV-compliant merchants against liability for fraudulent credit and debit card transactions. Chargebacks under $25 that are due to counterfeit fraud in the U.S....

06 July 2016