Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Credit Card Skimming is a Growing Concern with the Secret Service

Credit Card Skimming is becoming a growing concern across the country. So much so that the Secret Service is getting involved by warning citizens of the dangers. And when the Secret Service is getting involved, it must be serious business.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

The lengths some individuals will go to to skim credit cards and use others information blows our mind! Check out this story: http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/national/police-release-photos-of-man-sought-over-using-skimmer-to-clone-credit-cards-across-adelaide/story-fnii5yv7-1226754987867

Monday, September 24, 2012


What would you do if you found out your companies computer system was breached and hundreds of your customer’s cards were compromised? Alpine specializes in making sure this sort of situation never happens to you and your business. Contact us today to find out more (877)217-0707 


Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Do you want $50.00?

We recently took a look at how many people "like" our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Alpine-Payment-Systems/86889831127). We did some quick math and see that if you share our page with 10 of your friends we could easily get to 1700 likes overnight. That said, as a kick off to fall, were are going to be awarding $50.00 to the person who shares this post and turns the most amount of friends onto our page. So get going, the winner will be announced next week!!!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

How do they do it?

Detective Bob Watts of Newport Beach PD shows us how easy it is for someone to create their very own credit card using your cards information.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

What is EMV?


Alpine Payment Systems is your EMV specialist

What is EMV?

EMV is an acronym for Europay International, MasterCard and Visa. Essentially EMV was established to provide a worldwide standard for the interaction between chip-based "smart cards" and approved payment devises. Currently more than 40% of countries use EMV cards and over 70% use EMV payment devises. Until now, the U.S. has not followed this trend, preferring mag-stripe cards instead.

Why Now?

Visa recently announced a definite, phase migration plan to accelerate the adoption of EMV chip-card standards in the U.S. (READ THE PLAN)

How Does it Work?

EMV devices are able to read data stored on a chip within the card. By using chips as an active part of the payment transaction, EMV cards and devices help prevent credit card fraud from stolen account numbers and cloned payment cards. Each chip-based card is embedded with encrypted data. During the transaction authorization process, the encrypted data is used to verify the card's authenticity. Strong cryptographic functions are used to authenticate the card and cardholder to ensure the validity and authenticity.

Additional Information:

EMV Key Dates

EMV- As easy as ABC