This piece discusses the finance industry’s decision to move to chip and signature credit card verification instead of more secure chip and PIN technology. To read why this decision is bad for consumers, visit the Hill’s Congress Blog.
This time last year, I was warning consumers about the “elephant in the room” during the holiday shopping season. The “elephant” I was referring to was the alarming lack of security whereby consumers had to rely on outdated magnetic stripe and signature credit cards to protect their personal information. Since then, an October 1st deadline […]
In early October, the nation’s premier law enforcement agency, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), issued a consumer protection advisory regarding new microchip equipped credit and debit cards that warned consumers the new cards with chip and signature technology may not be as secure as they have been led to believe. But within hours, that […]
(WASHINGTON, DC) After today’s second House of Representatives Committee on Small Business hearing on the transition to EMV payment cards, Steve Pociask, President of the American Consumer Institute Center for Citizen Research, issued the following statement: “I once again thank Chairman Chabot, Ranking Member Velazquez, and the House Committee on Small Business for holding another […]
For more than 10 years, Europe has used the more secure “Chip and PIN” over the old “Chip and Signature.” This ZDNet article discusses the issue from multiple perspectives, and it quotes ACI on how the Chip and PIN protects better against credit card fraud.
This piece, from Real Clear Policy, discusses the need for protecting consumer’s personal information and why retail merchants may be the weakest link when it comes to credit card security.
Texas’ success and growth are largely due to its diverse and largely healthy economy, including a retail sector that, according to the Texas Retailers Association, has about 107,000 retail establishments and employs over 1.9 million Texans. Yet unlike some of its peers, this industry and the consumers it serves remain unnecessarily threatened. According to a […]
This article, published in today’s Toledo Blade and written by ACI’s Steve Pociask, explains how modern technology will help foil credit card fraud. To read the op-ed, visit The Blade.
A recent piece in The Hill’s Congress Blog missed some important points on the security benefits that chip and PIN technology provides. While I agree with the author’s view that there is no silver bullet for preventing all credit card fraud, chip and PIN is the best available near-term solution to protect American consumers from […]
This piece, available at Forbes, discusses how chip and PIN technology can sharply reduce credit card fraud in merchant stores and decrease data breaches, while the chip and signature solution that now being deployed in the U.S. will only make a modest incremental improvement.