Data thieves target convenience stores and gas stations for their customers’ credit card information. With millions of vulnerable transactions every day, the U.S. convenience and fuel retailing industry need to upgrade its payment systems to protect valuable customers. This is an upgrade that millions of other retailers across the country have already completed.
U.S. gas stations and convenience stores must accommodate EMV chip card payments at their fuel dispensers by Oct. 1, 2020, or pay for card payment fraud themselves. This is called the “liability shift.” As the deadline looms, it pays to get started on the payment systems upgrade right now.