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  • Provincetown, MA — To protect area merchants in light of the national credit card liability shift, Seamen’s Bank will be hosting informative Merchant Day Open Houses with their new Merchant Service partner, Transaction Resources, Inc. (TRI).

    TRI’s Joe Forgione and Deena Tolley will join Seamen’s Bank employees to help businesses understand chip card acceptance and PCI (Payment Card Industry) data security mandates. Chip cards are also referred to as EMV cards. (EMV stands for the companies that created the new standard; Europay, MasterCard, Visa.) Dates and locations of the Seamen’s Bank Merchant Open Houses:

    Monday, May 16th
    221 Commercial Street, Provincetown
    9:00 am – 4:00 pm
    Shank Painter Road, Provincetown
    9:00 am – 4:00 pm

    Tuesday, May 17th
    4355 Route 6, Eastham
    9:00 am – noon

    Wednesday, May 18th
    350 Route 6, North Truro Branch
    9:00 am – noon
    2746 Route 6, Wellfleet
    1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

    Business owners are invited to to learn more about the liability shift and find out if their businesses are compliant. For an informative analysis of their current programs, they should bring in their most recent merchant processing statement.

    Individual appointments at businesses can be arranged by contacting any Seamen’s Bank Branch Manager or Customer Service Representative, or by calling 508.487.0035.

    All Open House attendees will receive $100 towards a chip card compliant terminal when processing with TRI and Seamen’s Bank.