Published: December 9, 2015

New online resource designed to help address common questions and concerns about skimming.

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – NACS and Conexxus have jointly developed and published an online resource to offer context and tips to mitigate the risk of skimming at stores.

The online resource, Skimming and Payments Security, provides resources and best practices for retailers to review to reduce the likelihood of skimming at their stores.

“We developed these resources for retailers and the general public, to both offer helpful tips for how to spot a skimmer and to put the issues related to payments security in context,” said Jeff Lenard, NACS vice president of strategic industry initiatives. “These resources also help clarify how potential skimming at the gas pump is just one of many potential concerns related to payment security across all retail channels.”

Skimming is one type of cardholder data theft and is different than data breaches, which is the physical theft of documents or equipment containing cardholder account data (cardholder receipts, files, PCs, POS terminals), or unauthorized access or deliberate attacks on a system or network environment where cardholder data is processed, stored or transmitted.

Since 2008, NACS and Conexxus have offered convenience and fuel retailers the resources and tools they need to proactively initiate and maintain effective payment security procedures that help reduce the occurrence of skimming. This new website consolidates current resources in one online location.


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