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Effective October 1, 2015, your business could be held liable if it accepts fraudulent credit card transactions on a non-EMV -enabled terminal. The United States is transitioning to EMV “smart card” credit cards because embedded EMV™ chips secure customers’ data better than the traditional magnetic strip.  This liability shift means that every business should make having EMV™-enabled terminals a top priority this year.


Smart card adoption in the U.S., which is necessary for the implementation of a standard like EMV, requires a thorough understanding of chip-based payment enablement. Merchants should start considering how EMV technology implementation would affect their businesses, and look into options for accepting chip-based credit and debit cards.



Let CPS help you:


  • Accept cards with embedded computer chips that interact with an EMV-enabled point-of-sale terminal to validate the card


  • Accept contactless and mobile payments using EMV technology


  • Use a single EMV-enabled POS terminal for all transactions


  • Mitigate fraud risks through EMV conversion


  • Provide you with tools to assess what a smart card payment enablement plan would look like for upgrading all consumer-facing POS devices


  • Have a comprehensive payments security plan to identify ways you can reduce fraud and data theft risks



Let's work together to make sure that you are protected.

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EMV payment systems and credit cards save time and make it much easier to combat fraud, such as:

  • Employee theft

    • The card remains in the cardholder’s possession at all times


  • Tip fraud

    • The cardholder adds the tip directly on the device, eliminating back-office adjustments


  • Card skimming fraud

    • Chip embedded protection


  • EMV  card acceptance reduces chargebacks for merchants

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