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Inclement Weather Reminder

As colder weather approaches, please be mindful of the following prior to receiving a fuel delivery: 1.  When clearing snow from your facility, it is essential that the fill covers remain visible.  Please do not pile snow on top of the fills. 2.  Please keep all snow piles...

02 November 2015
Alert: Skimming on the Rise in the United States

A new security alert is warning that ATM and pay-at-the-pump fuel dispenser skimming attacks in the United States (U.S.) are on the rise.  This trend is likely being fueled by the migration away from magnetic-stripe technology toward the new EMV chip technology. ATMs and pay-at-the-pump...

29 July 2015
What is the Difference Between EMV and PCI Compliance?

Due to the timing of the upcoming liability shift to EMV on October 1, 2015, and the new PCI requirements that went into effect on July 1, 2015, you may be wondering what the difference is between the two.    Both EMV and PCI Compliance are guidelines for protecting cardholder data...

15 July 2015
ATTENTION MARYLAND DEALERS: Fuel Tax Rate Increase

Maryland fuel tax rates have increased as of July 1, 2015. The changes are as follows: Gasoline – MD Excise has increased from $0.2430 to $0.2460.Gasoline – MD Sales and Use Tax Equivalent  has increased from $0.06 to $0.075. Diesel – MD Excise has increased from $0.2505 to $0....

01 July 2015
Beware: Scammers Posing as VeriFone Help Desk Agents

VeriFone has recently reported that scammers are posing as VeriFone Help Desk agents asking customers to “test” payment terminals with phone cards. How it works:  The site receives a phone call from someone posing as the VeriFone Help Desk stating that they need to test the payment...

17 June 2015
PCI: 5 New Security Requirements

The five best practices noted in version 3.0 of the PCI Data Security Standard will become requirements after June 30, 2015.  Most likely to be affected will be smaller merchants.  New requirements relate to point-of-sale vulnerabilities that have been linked to activities at small and...

03 June 2015
IRS Scams

There has been a recent flurry of activity related to scam artists who are impersonating IRS agents, both through telephone calls and emails.  The scams are sophisticated and convincing, and often turn threatening.  It is worth repeating that the IRS will NEVER call you about your taxes...

27 February 2015
Study Reveals New Security Threat at Fuel Stations

In recent years, motor fuel marketers have fixed their attention on the nightmarish problem of skimming, in which thieves plant small devices at the pump to extract customer data that can be used to counterfeit debit and credit cards.  Another rampant crime is fuel theft,...

16 February 2015
Pennsylvania Fuel Tax Increase Effective January 1, 2015

Pennsylvania's second increase related to the Transportation Funding Act of 2013 has increased the Oil Company Franchise Tax Rates as follows effective January 1, 2015: The new rate for gasoline is 50.5 cents per gallon, UP 9.8 cents per gallon. The new rate for diesel is 64.2 cents per...

22 December 2014
Virginia Gasoline Tax to Rise January 1, 2015

On January 1, 2015, the Commonwealth of Virginia’s gasoline tax will climb 5.1 cents/gallon.  The state tax goes from 11.1 cents/gallon to 16.2 cents/gallon. The new rate will be in effect until June 30, 2015.Please be reminded that the law makes no provision for product held in inventory...

12 December 2014

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