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Tamper Evident Labels to prevent Gas Pump Fraud - TydenBrooks and NACS Reduce Retail ID Fraud
Skimming is a real problem at fuel pumps. They can be breached and electronic devices inserted to collect personal information. The solution is a TydenBrooks tamper evident label on the pump.A 'VOID' message will appear if the pump is tampered with.
By: Elizabeth Traynor, TydenBrooks Security Products
As a result of credit card fraud, the Payment Card Industry formed the PCI Standards Council which developed security “best practices” for data encryption, data storage, protection of pin entry devices (PEDs) and the protection of unattended PEDs such as gas pumps. The “best practices” are now being mandated for the retail industry.
As part of a NACS security education and training program called “We Care…About Your ID”, a web based ordering program has been created whereby NACS members can go on-line and purchase tamper evident labels. Members would place the labels on fuel dispensers near the credit card transaction area or other unattended PIN-entry devices (PEDs).
If anyone breaches the pump door area where a label has been affixed, a “VOID” message will appear on the label as it is lifted. This will visually alert the store employee so that additional action can be taken.
There have been situations across the country where criminals have opened and inserted skimming devices on various PEDs. The criminals can then download personal information from credit/debit cards leading to ID theft. “Using tamper evident labels is a simple and cost effective way of implementing a security best practice to lower fraud” states Michael Frobosilo, Product Manager, Security Tapes & Labels of TydenBrooks.
Members can go to the PCI Compliance Section of the http://www.nacsonline.com and click on the “We Care Program” icon where they can purchase labels on-line or go directly to wecare.tydenbrooks.com . The “We Care” labels will be shipped directly to each gas pump location. The on-line ordering program will commence on November 1st.
This label solution is also appropriate for other “cash related” transition areas such as ATM’s, vending machines or to protect overnight storage of transaction materials.
For additional information or for a quote, please contact Michael Frobosilo, Product Manager, Security Tapes & Labels - 1 973 597 2900, email@example.com.
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