Skimming and Payments Security
Approximately 39 million Americans fill-up every day and fuel dispensers have become one of many targets for thieves looking to steal credit and debit card information by "skimming," an aggressive tactic used to illegally obtain consumer card data for fraudulent purposes.
Since 2008, NACS and Conexxus have offered convenience and fuel retailers the resources and tools they need to proactively initiate and maintain effective payment security procedures that help reduce the occurrence of skimming.
Find out how skimmers, shimmers, and shammers target fuel pumps and how retailers can protect themselves and their customers.
This PDF guide provides informed suggestions on enhancing the payment card security of unattended payment terminals at fuel dispensers.
Developed by NACS and Conexxus, the WeCare Data Security Program provides simple guidelines designed to reduce the risk of card breaches at convenience store operations.
Ready Training Online’s (RTO) Skimming Prevention and Detection online training module for store employees and managers covers the definition of skimming, as well as the impact skimming attacks have on businesses. Through real-world scenarios, employees are shown the important role they play in preventing skimming occurrences.
The online Skimming Prevention and Detection training is available to current RTO subscription customers at no additional cost, as well as being offered through the NACS eLearning Store. Additionally, consumers can seek more information, including a preview of the skimming training, by visiting the Ready Training Online website.
Tamper-evident labels can help retailers identify potential security breaches, such as skimming devices illegally inserted at fuel dispensers or other unattended PIN-entry devices. Use NACS Member Coupon Code (at checkout): NACS0001.
Conexxus members collaborate on current and future industry challenges and innovations. Its Data Security Working Group offers guidance and resources to help convenience and fuel retailers protect their operations against data security threats. For more information about Conexxus, email firstname.lastname@example.org.