Many small petroleum and convenience store merchants in the U.S. are working to implement EMV chip technology at their automated fuel dispensers (AFDs) to reduce counterfeit card fraud. Petroleum merchants looking to understand the complexities of the migration to chip technology at the pump in advance of the payment networks’ October 2020 fraud liability shifts can get answers to their questions at a U.S. Payments Forum webinar being held in partnership with Conexxus this September.
The webinar, “Accepting EMV Chip Payments at the Fuel Pump,” was held on September 20, 2017.
Webinar speakers are noted petroleum industry experts Kara Gunderson, CITGO Petroleum Corporation; Linda Toth, Conexxus; Brian Russell, Verifone; and Cathy Medich, U.S. Payments Forum.
“While there are unique considerations and challenges for the petroleum industry to upgrade their pay-at-the-pump systems to accept chip cards, making the transition ahead of the payment networks’ October 2020 fraud liability shifts will help merchants avoid possible fraud risk. At the same time, U.S. consumers are recognizing the security benefits of the chip and are more frequently looking to use it to pay,” said Randy Vanderhoof, director of the U.S. Payments Forum. “This webinar will help smaller petroleum merchants fully understand these challenges, and will provide guidance, education and resources for a smooth transition to chip at the pump ahead of October 2020.”
“Upgrading a site’s infrastructure to EMV is a necessity, but is also one of the more significant expenses a retailer will make in the next several years,” said Gray Taylor, executive director of Conexxus. “Conexxus and its retail and supplier members have invested in planning, staffing, clarifying, and making it easier for our retailers to avoid liability shift; and this webinar is a great chance to ensure a cost-effective upgrade.”
Through this webinar, attendees:
This webinar was developed by the U.S. Payments Forum’s Communication and Education Working Committee and the Petroleum Working Committee in partnership with Conexxus.
About the U.S. Payments Forum
The U.S. Payments Forum (www.uspaymentsforum.org/) is a cross-industry body focused on supporting the introduction and implementation of new and emerging technologies that protect the security of, and enhance opportunities for payment transactions within the U.S. The Forum is the only non-profit organization whose membership includes the whole payments ecosystem, ensuring that all stakeholders have the opportunity to coordinate, cooperate on, and have a voice in the future of the U.S. payments industry.
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