Video B-Roll available via CNW - INTERAC(R) Reminds Canadians to Practice
Debit Card Safety During Fraud Prevention Month

TORONTO, March 2 /CNW/ - The following video is available by satellite or by CNW's Broadcast On-Demand web download:

STORY SUMMARY: March is Fraud Prevention Month and Interac Association, Canada's leading payment network, is reminding Canadians to continue to practice debit card safety routinely.

In an effort to combat debit card skimming and the production of counterfeit cards, Interac Association is transitioning to a new generation of payment card technology, known as chip.

Chip technology will significantly reduce debit card skimming and the production of counterfeit cards. The microchip that is embedded into the card gives the card processing power which allows the card and the terminal to communicate and carry out a series of security checks when the card is inserted into a chip ABM or store terminal.

A complete news release will be available on the CNW wire Wednesday, March 3 at 8 a.m.

    
    SHOT LIST:

    1.  Interview
        Caroline Hubberstey
        Director, Public and Government Affairs
        Interac Association
        - Chip Transition to Prevent Fraud
        - Debit Card Safety Tips Throughout Transition
        - Consumers Protected Against Debit Card Fraud

    2.  Various B-Roll
        - Caroline Hubberstey
        - CHIP PIN Pad
        - CHIP Debit Card Transaction at Retail
        - CHIP Debit Card Transaction at ABM

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    DATE OF FEED:   Wednesday March 3rd, 2010
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    TIME OF POSTING:   11 am
    DATE OF POSTING:   Wednesday March 3rd, 2010
    

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    About Fraud Prevention Month
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Fraud Prevention Month is coordinated by the Fraud Prevention Forum (FPF), a group of private sector firms, consumer and volunteer groups, government agencies and law enforcement organizations committed to fighting fraud targeted to consumers and businesses. Chaired by the Competition Bureau, the FPF aims to prevent Canadians from becoming victims of fraud.

    
    About Interac Association
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A recognized world leader in debit card services, Interac Association is responsible for the development and operations of the INTERAC network, a national payment network that allows Canadians to access their money through Automated Banking Machines and point-of-sale terminals across Canada.

Interac Association was founded in 1984 and is composed of a diverse membership which includes banks, trust companies, credit unions, caisses populaires, merchants, and technology and payment related companies.

Other INTERAC-branded and related services include: INTERAC Online, for secure online payments directly from a bank account, INTERAC Email Money Transfer, for the transfer of money from a bank account to anyone with an email address, and Cross Border Debit, for point-of-sale access at more than 1.5 million U.S. retailers.

STATIONS, FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CALL:

    
    Tina Romano                 David Weinstein
    Interac Association         Strategic Objectives
    (416) 869-5062              (416) 366-7735 ext. 231
    tromano@interac.ca       davidw@strategicobjectives.com
    

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