As I’m sure you all saw in the update last month, Town News will be disabling the use of PGP encrypted email to capture credit card numbers sometime soon.
We had been using this feature very successfully to capture credit card numbers for entry into Circulation Pro for recurring (Easy Pay) subscriptions.
How are the rest of y’all handling recurring subscriptions?
For those who were using PGP email through Town News forms what is your plan for a replacement?
There were several suggestions in the notice from Town News, but redirecting users to a third-party site to enter their payment information is exactly the type of thing we train consumers to watch out for to avoid being scammed.
Thanks for any and all suggestions and discussion!
Security update: PGP encryption with BLOX CMS
You're receiving this message because your email address is used on a BLOX CMS form using PGP encryption.
Due to heightened security standards, TownNews.com will be changing the functionality of PGP encryption on BLOX CMS. When this change takes effect, credit card numbers will no longer be transmissible via email using TownNews.com systems and resources. This applies to both unencrypted and PGP-encrypted email messages. This software upgrade will occur in the very near future, sometime on or after January 1, 2016.
This update is necessary to ensure that we and our customers maintain Payment Card Industry (PCI) compliance. PCI compliance is a strict set of standards that any organization accepting credit card transactions must meet. These measures will strengthen security and help safeguard our clients from the potential negative impacts of PCI non-compliance.
If you have BLOX CMS forms that currently accept credit card information, there are a variety of alternatives:
It's possible that you received this message in error, perhaps due to a form existing with PGP email (but disabled), or a form with both PGP enabled and a regular payment handler.
You may receive additional notifications for other TownNews.com products affected by changes to PGP and online credit card processing as we continually review and enhance our security procedures.
We apologize for any inconvenience this necessary security upgrade may cause. It is our goal to make this process as painless as possible for our customers.
We sincerely appreciate your business and look forward to serving you in the future. Please call our support team at 800-293-9576 if you have specific questions or concerns.
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