Tag: Debit

When in Rome…Have your card declined

They say “when in Rome, do as the Romans do,” but on my last trip to Rome, that wasn’t so easy. I was in Rome, but unlike the citizens, I could not get cash out of an ATM because my magnetic stripe card wasn’t accepted. Some of the walk-up street access ATMs would only accept EMV chip credit and debit cards.

Who is to blame? Europol shuts down skimming

For years, analysts and banking experts have been predicting that countries that move to EMV would likely see a decrease in card fraud; as a result, card fraud would migrate to areas that still maintain mag stripe technology.