Business Travel News By Michael B. Baker / July 11, 2017 / Contact Reporter
by Colleen Tressler
Consumer Education Specialist, FTC
Skimmers are illegal card readers attached to payment terminals — like gas pumps — that grab data off a credit or debit card’s magnetic stripe without your knowledge. Criminals sell the stolen data or use it to buy things online. You won’t know your information has been stolen until you get your statement or an overdraft notice.
Skimmers are nothing new, but technology has made them smaller and harder to find. Sometimes, they’re even hidden inside a gas pump.
Both GSA SmartPay 2 and the upcoming GSA SmartPay 3 government-wide charge card and related payment services contracts have been named “Best-in-Class” (BIC).
Best-in-Class is a contracting and acquisition designation used across government to denote contracts that meet rigorous category management performance criteria as defined by Office of Management and Budget guidance. The best-in-class designation recognizes these contracts as ‘good-for-government’ purchasing solutions which should be used by all agencies.
This is the seventh in a series of "Charge Up!" features offered by the Center for Charge Card Management (CCCM) within the Federal Acquisition Service.
GSA SmartPay, the largest charge card program in the world, is used by more than 350 federal agencies, organizations, and tribal governments.
This is the sixth in a series of "Charge Up!" features offered by the Center for Charge Card Management (CCCM) within the Federal Acquisition Service.