Avoid Skimmers at the Pump

June 22, 2017

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.

GSA SmartPay Earns Category Management Best-in-Class Designations

October 20, 2016

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.

Charge Up: GSA SmartPay Website Shines The Spotlight On Agency/Organization Program Coordinators

October 19, 2016

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.