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The EMV Liability Shift and Mandate
As of October 1, 2015, banks and processing networks changed the way they handle certain types of credit card fraud. If your business doesn’t use an EMV processing device when your customer presents an EMV “chip” card, you could be held liable for certain types of fraudulent transactions.
Reasons Behind the Liability Shift
Using EMV “chips” is much more secure than using magnetic stripes on credit cards. Magnetic stripe technology dates back to 1960s and is easy to counterfeit. Worldwide, many countries that already adopted chip card technology have seen dramatic drops in credit card fraud. Since the U.S. has been slow to embrace the technology, the industry instituted the liability shift mandate to accelerate adoption.