With the liability shift now less than a week away, merchants, especially smaller ones, are struggling to upgrade their terminals in time. COO of Abtek, Tami Cohorst was recently quoted on the topic in the Statesman Journal, sharing her expertise on EMV technology and how it will affect consumers. Here’s a look at what she had to say:
“The most important thing for the consumer to understand is that their card should be handled differently at the point of sale. Consumers will need to note that their card should be inserted into a reader rather – not swiped. If the business swipes their new card, then all of the security benefits of their EMV card are nonexistent,” Cohorst said.