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Flintloc Stops Gas and Data Theft

A data thief attempted to open a pump at a gas station in Los Angeles. The station was protected by Flintloc. The alarm sounded and power to the pump was shut off. The station attendant wrote down the license number and called the police. There was no damage to the pump and no lost gas or data. The thief is now behind bars thanks to Flintloc.

Shell Tackles Gasoline Pump Fraud

HOUSTON -- A Counterfeit Skimming Initiative has produced a "significant reduction" in gasoline pump skimmers being placed on equipment at Shell-branded gas stations.

Acknowledging that pump fraud has become a constant battle ground as gasoline prices hit new peaks each year, Shell Oil has been proactive in tackling the issue at the pump through new programs, proprietary anti-fraud tools and closer collaboration with card issuers and law enforcement.

Flint Loc Announces “Real Time” Security for Drop Tanks

In an effort to combat fuel theft from drop tanks, Flint Loc announced the successful integration between the Simmons fuel management system and its "Real Time" Security Solution. As such, a pump alarm will be triggered when 50 or more gallons of fuel are suddenly removed from a drop tank.

The measure is designed to help diminish the risk of drop tank theft, where thieves steal gasoline by driving a panel van with a hole in its floor over a drop tank and take hundreds of gallons of fuel while the sales clerk is distracted.


The state’s Division of Consumer Protection said scammers have been phishing through emails for EMV credit card account information.
April 29, 2016
​ALBANY – The New York State Department of State’s Division of Consumer Protection (DCP) has issued an alert to consumers about potential fraud associated with EMV chip cards.

2 caught with 25 stolen credit cards, deputies say

GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Two men believed to be involved with skimming credit cards were caught during a traffic stop in Alachua County, the sheriff's office said.
Polanco Yoannis and Ian Perez, both of Houston, Texas, are facing a variety of charges after deputies and officers from Gainesville found around 25 fraudulent credit cards in their vehicle Wednesday afternoon.
The pair were pulled over by the Domestic Highway Enforcement Unit, which is made up of personnel from the Alachua County Sheriff's Office and the Gainesville Police Department.


CEO David Nelms announced the card company’s support of chip and PIN as the more secure transaction technology.
April 26, 2016
​ARLINGTON, Va. – Last week, Discover Chairman and CEO David Nelms announced the company would begin migration to chip and PIN technology to secure credit card transactions in the United States.

Credit Card Skimmers Warning

Source: Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office
The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office would like to warn citizens of a recent and reoccurring trend of credit/debit card fraud and identity theft facilitated through the illegal use of credit card skimming devices placed on gasoline/fuel pumps. A few have recently been located in the south county, more specifically in the City of Carpinteria.


isa reports that large businesses have had a drop of more than 18% for fraudulent transactions.
April 22, 2016
​FOSTER CITY, Calif. – Big merchants who had counterfeit fraud occur at the end of 2014 have found a decline of more than 18% for such transactions since switching to EMV-compliant terminals, according to Visa, USA Today reports. Previous studies have found many retailers have yet to transition to EMV-compliant cards, but that customers don’t seem to care.

2 men arrested in diesel fuel theft

ALACHUA COUNTY, Fla. - Two men were arrested for converting a truck into a diesel fuel tank and being in possession of stolen credit cards Tuesday afternoon, according to the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office.
Mario Humberto Diaz, 36, of Hialeah, Florida, and Rogelio Llerena, 48, of Orlando, Florida, were arrested after the Alachua County Domestic Highway Task Force stopped their Dodge Ram diesel pickup truck. Authorities found the rear tool box had been converted into a 200-gallon diesel fuel tank.

Most Shoppers Accept Security Breaches As Part Of Shopping Process

And while they are taking precautions to be safe, shoppers still place the responsibility for data breaches and their safety from them on retailers.


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