Reply to post: @Mike Re: Safeway is now on the hook.

Sneaky skimmer scam stings several Safeway supermarkets

Ian Michael Gumby
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@Mike Re: Safeway is now on the hook.

The card companies (VISA, MC and AMEX) have all put chips in their cards and had mandated that by Oct 1, stores would have to have chip readers installed. The US companies balked at Chip and Pin and only agreed to Chip and Sign.

What I posted is a fact, yet down voted.

The card issuers (banks) delayed the inevitable and yes, while not complete, its the stores that have not yet turned on or implemented chip readers in their stores. That's the real issue.

Even in Europe today, the POS stations and hand held units all have both mag readers and chip readers.

After the Target breach... its a no brainer that we should have chip cards in the US.

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