Feb 11, 2020

Don’t Go Anywhere Without Your EMV Capable Cards

EMV chip reader

EMV - which stands for Europay, Mastercard and Visa, has become the global standard for chip enabled cards that protect consumers. This new technology is used to authenticate transactions and is a feature that all Hughes cards are equipped with.

Traditional cards that don’t have an EMV chip only have a magnetic strip that can be easily replicated and compromised. Unlike magnetic-stripe cards, EMV cards create unique transaction codes at each use which safeguards your information.

Look for the small golden square on your card, this is what protects you from becoming a victim of fraudsters.

Here’s what you can do:

  • Look in your wallet, if you are still using a Hughes card that does not have the EMV chip on the front, call us to have a replacement card sent to you right away
  • Destroy your old magnetic-stripe only card to avoid having it fall into the wrong hands
  • Activate your new EMV cards

All Hughes members should have received their new cards by now. Please give us a call if you haven’t received your EMV card by calling 520-794-8341.