Card Shimming Targets EMV Payment Cards

What is card shimming? 

Card shimming is a new scam that targets debit and credit cards equipped with EMV chip technology. This scam is similar to traditional card skimming hacks where criminals place fake card readers on point-of-sale systems (POS) and ATMs. 

The name comes from the paper-thin shim used to capture the data from your card chip. However, card shimming is less common than skimming because it’s much harder to leverage chip data for fraud than magnetic stripe data.  Continue reading

Small Business Saturday – Is Your Business Prepared?

Small Business Saturday 2017 

Small Business Saturday infographic

Small businesses far and wide are preparing for Small Business Saturday, a retail holiday that focuses on promoting small businesses during the holiday season. Even though Small Business Saturday can help your business increase sales, customer base and brand awareness, it can also leave you vulnerable to numerous identity crimes if you haven’t prepared for the potential risks. 

Since its inception in 2010, Small Business Saturday has gained attention from consumers across the U.S. Per the Better Business Bureau (BBB), an estimated 112 million customers shopped at small businesses during Small Business Saturday in 2016. Today, over 70 percent of U.S. consumers are aware of the retail holiday.  Continue reading