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Are You PCI Compliant?

If you’re a merchant who accepts credit cards, keeping your customers’ payment card information safe is important. Along with offering your clients a wide range of payment options such as wireless credit card processing, maintaining tight security is vital to the health of a business. The Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard (DSS) helps merchants maintain tight security by detecting, preventing and managing transaction fraud. This industry-wide program provided by the PCI enhances safety for storing, transmitting and processing customer credit card information. As part of our complete total merchant service, we recommend that you learn and adhere to these requirements.

No business is immune to a data breach. One data breach can be disastrous to the merchant’s business. The PCI council provides comprehensive guidelines and supporting tools to increase payment card data security.

There are three steps to becoming PCI compliant. The first step is to verify that your receipts are properly truncated. Depending on the type of merchant credit card terminal you use, you can either contact your vendor to learn how to update the software or update it yourself. The second step is to verify secure handling of cardholder information. The third and final step is to take the Self Assessment Questionnaire created by the PCI Council.

Learn more by visiting the PCI Security Standards Council, or contact Total Merchant Services. In addition to our comprehensive suite of payment solutions for your business and free credit card terminal offers, we offer PCI compliance consultation.

- Or call us to speak to a Merchant Processing Professional: 888-848-6821