My Morning PSA – Credit Card Readers

This is just an FYI for those of you authors using card readers like Square or Paypal at events (obviously this applies to all retailers as well.) 🙂 Effective Oct 1st chip readers are going into use. From what I’ve read this means if you DON’T have a chip reader, “merchants who cannot process chip-enabled cards could become liable for fraudulent transactions.” I don’t know about you but I don’t want to be responsible for fraudulent transactions. Think about it, a person buys your books/merchandise with a fraudulent card then you have to pay back the victim of the fraud AND you’re still out the for the lost sale. Free books for the fraudster at your expense–NOT COOL.  But have no fear Square and Paypal both have chip enabled readers available. Here’s the full NYT article if you’re interested in the full scoop.

NYT Article

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