Thursday, May 5, 2011

Smart Phones? Try The SmartBox

With their stylish and colorful cash-advance kiosks, Sightline Payments (with CEO Kirk Sanford at the helm) already makes transactions for gaming patrons quick, simple, secure and even intuitive. Kirk Sanford and Sightline go one step further, though, with the use of their “Integrated SmartBox” ATM3X.

The SmartBox allows casino patrons to receive ATM and credit/debit cash advances on the latest Wincor, NCR, and Diebold ATMs. And since most casino customers have a daily limit on their cash advances, usually somewhere between $300 and $500, the Integrated SmartBox ATM software allows the casino patron to still make a cash advance or debit transaction even after a turndown.

With their large, colorful (and touchscreen) displays, the entire cash-access process is not only easy and convenient but even pleasant, getting the customer his or her cash and placing them quickly back on the floor, making both patrons and casinos happy. And with Sightline’s cash-advance kiosks requiring no PIN (sometimes the last thing on a patron’s mind!), this also enlarges the customer bsae and provides an experience designed for gaming, not frustration.

With his years of experience, Kirk Sanford and Sightline Payments know the gaming industry and its needs, and also know that happy customers are playing customers, making everyone happy.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

CEO Kirk Sanford Takes On ATM Fraud

Kirk Sanford, CEO of Sightline Payments, takes ATM fraud very seriously. Sightline is constantly enhancing security measures to thwart ATM thieves. Kirk Sanford and Sightline also offer the following suggestions to protect yourself:

Protect your PIN from other eyes. When you enter your PIN, make sure to cover the keypad with your other hand to prevent bystanders or any cameras from noting the digits. And if the keypad looks strange or different, move on; fake keypads are a common trick used by ATM thieves.

Choose your ATM carefully. Avoid using ATMs in poorly lighted areas or places with low traffic. Experts often suggest a bank ATM over standalone ATMs in public places. Identity thieves will not only attach devices to legitimate ATMs to steal numbers, but they will also install phony ATMS in public places.

Report fraud as soon as possible! Always report any fraudulent or suspicious activity to your bank as soon as you discover it. Consumer protections for debit cards vary but depend largely on when you report the fraudulent activity. If you wait too long to report the fraud, your bank account could be cleaned out and your bank might not reimburse you.

These are just a few suggestions from Kirk Sanford and Sightline Payments to make your ATM use safe and successful.