Free Webinar on Skimming

Join Conexxus Thursday to learn how to prevent credit-card theft at the pump.

July 23, 2019

ALEXANDRIA, Va.—Conexxus will present a free webinar, “Skimming,” at 12 noon ET, Thursday, July 25. Presenters will include Linda Toth of Conexxus, Caleb Burke of CITGO Petroleum and Paige Anderson of NACS.

The webinar will examine the credit-card theft known as skimming, in which crooks steal credit or debit card information during an otherwise legitimate card transaction. Using the stolen data, the thieves then make fraudulent charges either online or with a counterfeit card.

Among the topics covered will be dispenser skimming, the types of skimmers and how to detect them, and how to prevent the crime. Resources will be provided to help convenience retailers implement their own skimming mitigation plan.

“Because most c-stores have yet to upgrade to EMV outside, our dispensers remain an attractive target for thieves looking to skim mag-stripe card data, which can be used to create counterfeit credit cards,” said Toth. “Certain metropolitan areas and states appear in the news regularly for high incidents of skimming and fraud, but all c-stores that accept cards outside, regardless of geographical location, are at risk and should have a plan in place to detect and prevent skimming.”

To register for the free webinar, click here. Contact info@conexxus.org with questions. This Conexxus webinar may be used toward PCI continuing education credits. Please contact arussell@conexxus.org for questions regarding a certificate of webinar attendance.

A February Convenience Matters podcast discusses how retailers can prevent skimming at the pump, and a June Convenience Matters podcast tackles how to keep personal and business data safe. Additional guidance and resources on skimming prevention, including Conexxus-hosted webinars, are available at convenience.org/skimming.

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