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Lead Story

The dazzling divas of payments


Industry Update

Mobile POS payments moving up

It's a card, card world

Fees on unemployment payments opposed


GS Advisory Board:
Challenge breeds opportunity - Part II's widening circle

Blue skies, green payments

Women's evolution in the workforce

Selling Prepaid

Prepaid in brief

Case study: Government benefit cards

Magnify, refocus, realign

Interactive Transaction Services Inc.
The big bang of prepaid


Show me the residuals

Biff Matthews
CardWare International

Exploring vertical channels

Scott Henry


Street SmartsSM:
A gentle perspective on payments

Kelley Felts
Advanced Merchant Services Inc.

Rough seas for PCI

Tim Cranny
Panoptic Security Inc.

Three areas worth betting on

Lane Gordon

Check 21 POS solutions

Christian Murray
Global eTelecom Inc.

Be an antidote to panic

Jeff Fortney
Clearent LLC

The road best traveled

Company Profile

Smart Transaction Systems Inc.

DCC Merchant Services USA LLC

New Products

Ease and convenience with RDC

Panini I:Deal
Company: Panini North America Inc.

Find noncompliant devices, make money

Product Information Management System (PIMS)
Company: Broadband Central Inc.


The road best traveled



Resource Guide


A Bigger Thing

The Green Sheet Online Edition

March 09, 2009  •  Issue 09:03:01

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Unsettling links

I read your article "Data breaches, more than bad publicity" with much interest. I'm even more interested in how much flak you will receive from various organizations and individuals in the payments industry objecting to your link between terrorism and credit card fraud.

We published a report and discussed this linkage in our Security Summit back in September 2007, and we were branded a fear monger by various entities in the industry - including one of the card brands.

Hopefully you'll receive better acceptance with educating people in our industry than we experienced, because it is still an issue.

Steve Sommers
Shift4 Corp.


Thank you for your thoughts regarding "Data breaches, more than bad publicity," published in The Green Sheet, Feb. 23, 2009, issue 09:02:02. We are sorry to learn of your having been censored for broaching a topic that is germane to the discussion of data breaches. Perhaps times have changed in the last couple of years. So far, we have not been taken to task for mentioning terrorism in the context of credit card fraud.


A cut above

Curt Hensley recently received this e-mail in response to his article published in The Green Sheet, Jan. 12, 2009, issue 09:01:01. After thanking Ms. Putnam, he forwarded her note:

Was reading The Green Sheet earlier today ... loved your "Rising above recession" article. I'm definitely going to put the 10 tips you offered into practice. I thought you would appreciate hearing that from a reader.

Jill Putnam
Allied Frontline POS


Thank you for sending these words of appreciation. We are proud to publish articles such as this that not only inform, but also uplift our readers.


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