Mastercard to phase out magstripe cards: What that means for you

End of an Era: Mastercard Phases Out Magstripe Cards + Implications for C-StoresEnd of an Era: Mastercard Phases Out Magstripe Cards + Implications for C-Stores

The end of swipe is upon us. Mastercard has announced it is phasing out the use of magstripe cards.
Yes, after six decades of swipes, that little magnetic stripe on the back of your bank cards is going away. The move has plenty of implications for convenience stores that have not upgraded to outdoor EMV.

Starting in 2024, Mastercard will no longer require its credit and debit cards to have a stripe in most markets. By 2027, U.S. banks will no longer be required to issue chip cards with a magnetic stripe. Mastercard expects to eliminate magstripes by 2033.

Before we discuss what this means for c-stores, let’s remember how we got here.

Back to the Future

The magstripe was invented in the 1960’s to replace flatbed imprinting machines (aka knuckle-busters), which cashiers used to record credit card information.

So how were stores able to instantly verify a customer’s account? They couldn’t. Instead, card companies would send merchants a list of bad account numbers and the merchant had to match their own lists to verify purchases.

Fast-forward to today, EMV chips are used for 86% of face-to-face card transactions globally. Only 11% of consumers still prefer the magstripe, according to a December 2020 survey paid for by Mastercard.

That negative consumer sentiment is directly related to the lack of security measures surrounding magstripes. Criminals have proven they can easily steal consumers’ cardholder data using malware and skimmers to embed that stolen data onto counterfeit magstripe cards. On the other hand, cards with EMV chips are encrypted and cannot be so easily stolen.

What Does it Mean for C-Stores?Outdoor EMV Liability Shifts to Convenience Store Retailers

For convenience stores that have already upgraded their fuel dispensers with outdoor EMV technology, it’s business as usual.

For retailers who still haven’t invested in modern payment technology as mandated by EMV regulations, business is about to become even more complicated. Mastercard was the first to take this position on magstripes; but the other major card brands are very likely to follow suite with their own plans to phase out magnetic stripes from credit cards.

If retailers with old equipment don’t upgrade soon, their customers could be forced to use cash to pay for gas inside the c-store. As most fuel business owners know, the lion-share of customers pay at the pump. Less than a third of consumers still use cash at all. Taking the pay-at-the-pump option off the table is a near-automatic business killer.

The end of magstripe cards isn’t the only problem non-compliant retailers face. Many major oil companies are now charging non-compliance fees for any station without EMV-ready forecourts. Some are even pulling the payment terminals out of the pumps altogether to avoid fraud.

The Bottom Line

Skipping on EMV? Don’t Say We Didn’t Warn You…
These complications are nothing compared to the constant and immediate threat of chargebacks as a result of fraud migration. As more retailers turn on EMV at the pump, criminals are seeking out easier targets that have not been upgraded.

While there are some tactics retailers can use in an attempt to mitigate fraud, none of them are as effective or foolproof as the mandated EMV upgrade.

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What’s In It for Me? 5 Benefits of Outdoor EMV

When it comes to outdoor EMV, we all know the costs and consequences of not upgrading. And sure, when you upgrade, you’re protecting consumers from fraud and avoiding chargebacks – that’s the goal. But there’s one other important question: What does my business get out of it?
In this blog, we’ll discuss the benefits of outdoor EMV – and many of them have less to do with security and more to do with marketing your business.

1. Bang for your Bandwidth

Today, a high-speed connection is necessary on your forecourt for a variety of important reasons – not just to support chip card readers.

That high-speed bandwidth is the key to all the features now becoming standard in the minds of consumers.

2. Go Contactless

The popularity of contactless is rapidly growing and you need a high-speed connection to support this new payment method.

Since Gilbarco first introduced Pay-at-the-Pump, speed and security have become the main objectives of payment terminals on the forecourt. Contactless is the next natural progression in payment technology.

Not only are contactless transactions 10x faster than a traditional “dip” transaction, but they’re also far more secure thanks to encryption made possible by that high-speed connection you got with your EMV upgrade.

Then add a global pandemic to the equation. Adoption of contactless payment was already on the rise before COVID-19, but the pandemic has only accelerated the trend, according to Visa.
By The Numbers: Digital Payments Are Here TO StayImage: Visa

3. Moving Merchandise with Media

The standard forecourt now includes fuel dispensers with color screens and some level of media program.
Gilbarco Encore 700S

Retailers that use media on the forecourt aren’t doing it to be trendy or flashy, they’re making a strategic decision to bring more foot traffic into the store.

Research shows media at the pump can generate up to a 39% sales increase on promoted items.

To get media on the forecourt, you need that high-speed connection that we keep mentioning.

4. Customers Want It

There are plenty of myths about EMV (read about those here), but one of them includes the notion that consumers don’t know or care about chip card protection at the pump.

A recent study on that subject tells a different story.

Via TNS:

“Sixty-five percent of respondents said they prefer to use pay-at-the-pump facilities that are EMV compliant, demonstrating a heightened level of awareness among consumers for what many perceive as an industry issue,” said Dan Lyman, head of payments market North America for TNS. “[…], this is a clear call to action for retailers who have not yet upgraded.”

5. Peace of Mind

All features and benefits aside, EMV technology really is about protecting your business by protecting your customers. For many retailers, upgrading simply means a better night’s sleep. Knowing their businesses won’t be hit with fines and fees helps them rest easy.

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Gilbarco Updates: CRIND Printer Update & EMV Myths Debunked

CRIND Printer Mounting Changed from Slide Mount to Hinged Door

Related Equipment:

  • Encore® 700S
  • Encore® S/ECIM

Details:

Effective with May 2021 production of Encore S & 700S, Gilbarco will be shipping the CRIND printer mounted on a bottom hinged printer door. The printer will no longer ship installed on its current slide mount inside the dispenser.

When the printer door is opened the printer will be readily accessible on the printer door. Please note, the printer, printer head and orientation have not changed. It is the same printer; only mounting method has changed.

Some configurations of Encore, such as units with upper bezel security door switches, will not immediately ship with this new printer arrangement. These will transition to the new design later in 2021.

slide mount CRIND printerBefore bottom hinged CRIND printerAfter

6 Myths DEBUNKED About Outdoor EMV Upgrades

For those who haven’t upgraded, we hear a variety of reasons for the delay. Our expert EMV team is here to debunk the myths and spread the truth.

Myth #1: EMV is just too expensive and I can’t justify the cost.

The Facts: Upgrading a site to enable EMV is an investment in your store; but not upgrading to EMV technology could result in potential chargebacks that exceed $201K per site over the next 7 years.  This is much higher than the cost of upgrading a store to accept EMV at the pump. 

Myth #2: I’ll wait until my site begins seeing chargebacks before I order equipment.

The Facts: On the surface this strategy sounds like it could make sense; but chargebacks typically take 30-45 days after the transaction occurs to show up on the store’s network reconciliation statement.  That means that once you notice the first chargebacks, there are 4-6 weeks of transactions that have already been processed and it’s likely that the number of chargebacks will grow.

Myth #3: My store isn’t in a major metro area, so I don’t need to worry about criminals using counterfeit magstripe cards.

The Facts: The data is clear on the point that countries that have completed a similar migration to EMV shows that the fraud migrates to stores that are not able to accept EMV chip cards – including those in rural areas. The criminals WILL find you.

Myth #4: EMV doesn’t really reduce counterfeit card fraud – so why upgrade?

The Facts: Merchants who completed their EMV chip acceptance upgrades saw a reduction in counterfeit fraud by 76% per Visa.
EMV chip acceptance upgrades

Myth #5: EMV technology can’t prevent credit cards from being stolen by criminals that install skimming devices in the dispenser.

The Facts: Technically this is correct – EMV on its own doesn’t detect or prevent skimming from occurring.  However, updating to newer payment electronics can provide additional benefits – such as local data encryption between the dispenser and Point of Sale.  So a skimmer device inside a dispenser is less likely to be able to obtain sensitive cardholder data, and that means fewer angry customers blaming your store for not securing their credit/debit card.

Myth #6: If I begin to see chargebacks, I can just turn off card acceptance at the pump and it won’t impact my business.

The Facts: By the standards of today’s consumers, this is not an option. Some customers prefer to pay with cash or come inside to pay for fuel; but a majority of consumers pay at the pump because it’s convenient.  This is why virtually every retail gas station today accepts card payment at the pump.  Most stores that turn off this functionality will see a business impact in terms of fewer customers and reduced revenues.

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If you’ve missed the EMV deadline, there’s still a way to get back on track.

So You Missed the EMV Deadline, What Now?

At long last, the outdoor EMV deadline for the U.S. has passed, but that doesn’t mean the story is over yet.

From now on, chargebacks from fraud that occurs on unprotected forecourts are now the responsibility of the retailer, not the banks.

And despite multiple deadline delays, only half of fuel retailers (48 percent) have met the EMV compliance mandates by the April 17th, according to a new survey.

The right side of the graphic above splits retailers into three categories, but it’s the 25% of retailers who are “unsure” when they’ll complete their EMV upgrades that present the greatest challenges.

With limits on manpower, equipment, and hardware, those who didn’t plan ahead will now have to wait in line.


What Can You Do While You Wait?

Fraud MonitoringFirst, consider measures to limit the damage. Identify and prioritize sites that are in the areas most prone to fraud. Put those sites as close to the front of the line for upgrades as possible.

While not fool-proof, tamper-evident tape can help deter criminals, but experienced fraudsters know how to cover their tracks.

There are also fraud monitoring systems through Visa or other payment processers that send risky transactions inside the store to pay.

The most drastic option you can take is turning off your payment terminals at the fuel dispenser altogether, forcing customers to pay inside on EMV protected PIN pads. The problem here is that the loss in business from inconvenienced customers may cost more than the potential fraud.


Missed EMV Deadline
Read about the potential losses that unprotected businesses should expect with the liability shift here.

The Bottom Line

Fraud liability has shifted, but the plan of action remains the same. If you haven’t started your upgrade process yet, contact us as soon as possible. We have financing options and EMV discounts available.


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Outdoor EMV Liability Shifts to Convenience Store Retailers

Outdoor EMV liability has officially shifted for the convenience store industry.

EMVAs of midnight on April 17th, 2021, convenience store operators are responsible for fraud that happens on their forecourts.

What Does This Mean for Retailers?

Prior to the liability shift, most pay-at-the-pump dispensers used magstripe technology to verify credit card payments. The problem is, data from magstripe cards can be easily stolen and duplicated using devices called “skimmers,” creating an enormous black market for identify theft.

EMV “chip” technology encrypts customers’ financial data, making it much more difficult for criminals to steal credit card information. EMV stands for Europay, Mastercard, and Visa, the founders of the encrypted chip technology.

Until now, those banks have assumed liability for fraud occurring at fuel dispensers.

Now that the liability shift has occurred, the retailers now own the fallout from fraud. In other words, c-store retailers are now on the hook for fees and legal issues related to fraud that occurs at their stores.

On the other hand, retailers with outdoor EMV technology don’t have to worry about liability.

Chip Cards Likely Chipping Away at Fraud in Europe - America is NextEMV regulations have been in place in Canada and much of the world for the last decade with great success. U.S. retailers have been slower to make the move, causing deadline delays. But as we know now, the deadline is sticking and the “chargebacks” are now your problem.

What is a Chargeback?Chargebacks: Skipping on EMV? Don’t Say We Didn’t Warn You…

You can learn all about chargebacks here, but we’ll do the cliff notes now.

There are two types:

Lost and Stolen – Like you might expect, a card can be either lost or stolen. The fraud occurs when it’s used by someone to run up charges before the victim notices.

Counterfeit Fraud – This is where the liability shift is happening between the card networks and retailers. In this scenario, a criminal uses low-cost equipment to create brand new magstripe cards with stolen, but valid data.

The data is typically purchased on the dark web from other criminals who skimmed it from other unprotected gas pumps. In some cases, organized crime syndicates both skim the card data and create the fake (but very usable) cards.

What Now?

Now that fraud liability has shifted, it has created two buckets of convenience stores: EMV have’s and EMV have not’s.

Many retailers have already taken the steps to install EMV on their forecourts well ahead of the deadline.

Maplefields, a c-store retailer in Northern New England, has been 100% EMV compliant since January 2021.

“If you’re not EMV-compliant by the deadline, then it all falls back on you. Breaches, chargebacks, those are 100% yours,” says Maplefields’ IT Director, Skip Potter. “You own those. And I’ll tell you, one breach? That could destroy your company.”

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The rush to install has created a backlog, causing late-to-the-game retailers to wait in line for their upgrade appointment. Then, there are retailers who haven’t made plans to upgrade at all. Most believe they won’t become a victims of fraud, but experts believe differently.

Via Digital Transactions:

Gilbarco EMV-enabled fuel pump dispenserIn an example offered by Mercator, an operator with 12 locations spread evenly among areas deemed be low-, medium-, and high-risk, would face fraud liability totaling $17,315 per store over 12 months, or $207,783 overall. “This could change dramatically depending on the risk position of each station, and it should be noted that Mercator’s calculation takes a decidedly conservative approach,” said Tim Sloane, vice president of payments innovation at Marlborough, Mass.-based Mercator, in a statement.
Bottom Line

Despite the delays and COVID-19, one fact remains: the demand for payment technology is ever-increasing and ever-changing.

No one wants to shop on a website that is vulnerable to hacking, so why expect your fuel customers to shop at a vulnerable dispenser?

If you are a retailer who hasn’t started your EMV plans, you need to begin as soon as possible.

Contact our expert payment team today to begin the outdoor EMV process.

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EMV – What Happens When A Station Isn’t Updated

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Creating a Competitive Advantage with EMV Upgrades

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Learn how to reduce risk, protect your business, and make the best EMV upgrade decisions.

The Importance of EMV Compliance

With less than 6 months before the deadline, it is extremely important that you begin to plan for the EMV transition. Join us for a step-by-step guide on how to help your business avoid absorbing fraudulent fees for non compliance.

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It’s Time To Upgrade Your Passport® POS Operating System

GoodbyeWindows 7 Logo Windows 7!

Gilbarco’s Passport® Point-of-Sale (POS) System software versions 12.03 and prior utilize Windows 7 as the operating system (OS).

Microsoft is ending support of Windows 7* and will no longer provide:
  • Software Updates
  • Application Patches
  • Security Updates
  • Technical Support

Gilbarco Veeder-RootHow this affects your Passport POS System

Your Passport POS System will continue to function, but your operating system (OS) Combo/Server will not be optimized or receive updates.

Introducing Windows 10 Logo Windows 10

Windows 10 operating system is now required with all Passport POS systems and is included beginning with version 20.

Windows 10 provides Better Performance with Solid-State Drives (SSD)
• 75% FASTER reboots
• 60% FASTER data backups
• Handle 30% MORE transactions per hour without seeing authorization times start to increase
• FASTER installation of upgrades

Improved Security
Upgrading to the latest Passport POS System hardware with Windows 10 OS, assures you’ll have the most secure, robust POS solution that minimizes the risk of security or data breaches.

The risks of not upgrading to Windows 10 Logo Windows 10

  • Passport POS Systems running on Windows 7 are at high risk of not being Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) compliant.*
  • The Payment Card Industry (PCI) Security Standards Council requires all merchants processing cardholder data to use systems that are still supported by their respective OS vendors or have a plan to migrate to the new system if it is not yet available.

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PX60 Combo/Server – Running Windows 7 Professional Operating System, Microsoft Support Ended January 2020*. All other Passport devices (EDH/Client) – Running Windows 7 POS Embedded Operating System – Microsoft Support Ends October 2021*.
* New patches, feature enhancements, and security updates will not be released for Windows 7 after this date, work with your Qualified Security Assessor (QSA) on your plan to maintain PCI compliance.

Identifying YOUR Passport® POS Hardware & Upgrade Package

This simple guide will help you select the specific Gilbarco Passport POS Software Version 20 package designed to work seamlessly with Windows 10.

Passport®POS PX51/PX52

Passport® POS PX51/PX52

Purchase an upgrade to PX60 Combo, Server or Client, or Passport Edge running Version 20 or higher with Windows 10
Windows 10 cannot be installed on PX51 or PX52 model systems.

Enhanced Dispenser Hub1EDH1 - Hub2EDH2

Enhanced Dispenser Hub 1 EDH1/Hub 2 EDH2

Purchase an EDH2 with Version 20 or higher with Windows 10 to replace EDH1
Purchase an EDH2 Version 20 or higher Windows 10 Upgrade Kit

Passport®POS PX60

Passport® POS PX60

Purchase a Combo, Server, or Client Version 20 or higher Windows 10 Upgrade Kit

Passport®Express Lane Self-Checkout

Passport® Express Lane Self-Checkout

Purchase a Client Version 20 or higher Windows 10 Upgrade Kit

Passport®Edge POS

Passport® Edge POS

Purchase a PS65 EDGE Server Version 20 or higher Windows 10 Upgrade Kit
Passport EDGE Subscription customers will receive kits at no charge per their subscription agreement.

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Gilbarco Veeder-Root: What’s In A Name? Choose Gilbarco, The Industry Standard!

Dependability

Fueling and convenience store equipment and technology manufacturing is our ONLY business, and has been for 155 years. We’ll always be here when you need us – today, tomorrow, and years to come.

Largest Install Base

With more than 720,000 fueling positions, we have the largest installed base of UL certified and approved fueling points in North America.

Integrated Ecosystems

Whatever Point-of-Sale system you have, Gilbarco has a solution that will seamlessly integrate with it—no need for expensive modifications.

Future Proof

The Encore 700 S dispenser and FlexPay IV payment platform– better together, and the better investment for your business.

Outdoor EMV Solution

Why risk your EMV compliance to anyone but the biggest and the best?

Gilbarco Veeder-Root ENCORE 700 Fuel Dispenser

1. Proven Design

Gilbarco’s field-proven Encore® 700 S series comes with a familiar ATM-style customer interface, a full range of alternative fuel options, and the industry’s most comprehensive warranty.

2. Enhanced Upgradable Security

You’ll benefit from Gilbarco’s global EMV® leadership and experience, including the largest install base of EMV® fueling pay points in North America.

3. Superior Merchandising Improves Profits

Encore® 700 S gives you field-proven tools to inform, persuade, and motivate your fuel customers to come inside your store and buy higher-margin goods.

4. Platform for Continued Growth

Encore® 700 S provides a strong foundation for growth with powerful, future-ready electronics to support your innovation needs, such as mobile payments, loyalty, merchandising and other applications.

Trust the numbers

155+

Years of Operation

720K +

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350K +

EMV-capable CRINDS

3K +

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Report: ‘Tens of Thousands of Dollars’ in Monthly Losses Expected for Retailers without Outdoor EMV

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The following is a re-post of the original article by Gilbarco Veeder-Root that can be read here.
Skipping on EMV? Don’t Say We Didn’t Warn You…

Businesses that go without EMV on their forecourts should expect damaging monthly losses and no site is immune, according to a new fraud report.

Even relatively small gas station operators can now expect ‘tens of thousands of dollars’ in fraud losses monthly for each station once the EMV liability shift goes into effect in April 2021.

We have previously detailed the painful process of getting hit with a chargeback and the criminal system in which fuel thieves operate. These new numbers mirror the harsh reality of waiting to upgrade or skipping it altogether.

Via Digital Transactions:

In an example offered by Mercator, an operator with 12 locations spread evenly among areas deemed be low-, medium-, and high-risk, would face fraud liability totaling $17,315 per store over 12 months, or $207,783 overall. “This could change dramatically depending on the risk position of each station, and it should be noted that Mercator’s calculation takes a decidedly conservative approach,” said Tim Sloane, vice president of payments innovation at Marlborough, Mass.-based Mercator, in a statement.

The new outdoor EMV deadline will be April 17, 2021. If you haven’t begun your outdoor EMV upgrade, we strongly suggest contacting us as soon as possible at 1.800.451.4021.

 

You can find more information with Gilbarco’s Quick EMV Migration Guide and even more resources here.

EMV Resources for C-Stores & Gas Stations

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Millions in Federal Funding Now Available for Fuel Dispenser Upgrades!

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The following is a re-post of the original article by Gilbarco Veeder-Root that can be read here.

Considering getting into higher fuel blends of ethanol like E15 or E85? Make sure you’re taking advantage of the free money from the Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program (HBIIP).One Million Dollar Bill

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is targeting businesses with 10 or fewer sites with the program to encourage more sales and use higher blends of ethanol and biodiesel blends.

E15, E85, and other high blends of ethanol must be stored in specialized compatible equipment. HBIIP funds are being made available to help ease the costs related to upgrading fuel dispensers (gas and diesel pumps) and attached equipment, underground storage tanks, and more.

 

Encore 700 BlenderThe number and size of the HBIIP grants will depend on the successful number of applicants. The agency expects to give out about 150 awards, providing assistance to 1,500 locations.

The number and size of the HBIIP grants will depend on the successful number of applicants. The agency expects to give out about 150 awards, providing assistance to 1,500 locations.

Need help navigating clean fuels?

Here’s an article to help you decide which blends are right for your business.

Applications for HBIIP funds are being accepted now through August 13, 2020 11:59 p.m. ET.

You can find an extensive FAQ from the USDA here.

Click here to learn how to apply.

The new outdoor EMV deadline will be April 17, 2021. If you haven’t begun your outdoor EMV upgrade, we strongly suggest contacting us as soon as possible.

 

 

You can also find more information on EMV with Gilbarco Veeder-Root’s Quick EMV Migration Guide.

 

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