What is a chip and pin transaction?

What is a chip and pin transaction?

What Is a Chip-And-PIN Card? A chip-and-PIN card is a type of credit card in which the cardholder must authorize the transaction by entering their personal identification number (PIN).

What are chip and pin readers used for?

Chip and PIN is the technology that lets your card machine take payments safely from your customers using their credit card or debit card. First brought into the UK in 2006, it was introduced to replace the old and slow magnetic swipe method.

Why doesn’t the US use chip and pin?

Originally Answered: Why do Americans not use chip and pin cards? Because the US broader merchant base have estimated the cost to switch over their terminals to EMV chip is significantly higher than their fraud losses they would incur with a fraud liability shift on them for not switching.

How are slow loris captured for the pet trade?

Often whole families of slow lorises living in the wild will be captured for the pet trade. Before a slow loris is sold as a pet, its teeth are cut out using nail clippers, wire cutters or pliers with no anaesthetic. This is to make them easy to handle and to protect humans from their potentially deadly venomous bite.

What happens if you get bit by a slow loris?

Illustration of slow loris teeth from Loris Conservation. The dental comb is on the lower jaw, shape like a spade. Wilde (1972) reports that the victim of a slow loris bite immediately succumbs to anaphylactic shock (extreme allergic reaction) followed by hematuria.

How big is the smallest of the slow loris?

As the largest of the slow loris species, the Bengal slow loris is three times the size of the smallest loris, the pygmy slow loris ( Nycticebus pygmaeus ). Head-to-body length for the Bengal slow loris is 10 to 15 in (26 to 38 cm), and the primate weighs up to 4.4 lb (2 kg).

How does a Bengal slow loris defend itself?

Bengal slow lorises will also bite, if they must, to defend themselves. Their toxin is secreted in their sweat, so when they lick their brachial glands, the toxin mixes with their saliva as these primates deliver a painful bite with their comb-like teeth.

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