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More Merchants Requiring PIN for Purchases Made with EMV Cards

Posted on Tuesday, December 1, 2015

As a result of upcoming nationwide changes to EMV debit cards and the start of the busy holiday shopping season, more merchants than usual may be asking you to enter your PIN for purchases after swiping your card.

More Merchants Requring PIN for Purchases Made with EMV Cards | Image source: Shutterstock.com / Photographer: Robert Kneschke

Merchants have the power to choose how EMV cards are run and, should they decide to require a PIN, shoppers must enter it in order for a transaction to be completed. While not all merchants currently require this, it will become more and more common in the coming weeks and months as an added layer of security.

If you do not remember your PIN for your 3Rivers debit card, or have not yet set one up, call the number on the back of your card (1.800.472.3272) and follow the activation prompts.

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