Thursday, June 18, 2009

Veriphone credit card terminal & Ticket Receipt Printer

If you're looking for a receipt printer, eBay has a large number of offerings, although it's probably advisable that you only purchase from a trusted vendor, or at least know what you're getting into. This is especially the case if you're purchasing one alongside a credit card terminal.

With credit card fraud and ATM card skimming happening at a frequent clip, it's reasonable for everyone to be aware of their responsibilities. These are pretty obvious by now...safeguard your PIN numbers, report lost or stolen cards immediately, etc. But, since the onus also falls on retailers, there are a lot of things they can do, as there are a lot of ways they can be target as well.

Unscrupulous employees of establishments that accept debit or credit card have been known to carry card skimmers, which can be dealt with on a human resources level (unless they happen to be in on it too). However, it becomes difficult to punish if it happens to involve compromised machines, such as if someone replaces a credit card reader with one programmed to send information back to another server.

If these things are sold on eBay, then it's an opportunity for thieves and criminals. Caveat emptor as always.

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