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Ottawa preparing report on airport kiosks possibly targeted by fraudsters

July 28, 2008, Ottawa, Ont. - Transport Minister Lawrence Cannon says the federal government is investigating the self-serve kiosks at Toronto's Pearson International Airport possibly targeted by credit card fraudsters.


July 28, 2008
By Administrator

July 28, 2008, Ottawa, Ont. –  Transport Minister Lawrence Cannon says the federal government is investigating the self-serve kiosks at Toronto's Pearson International Airport possibly targeted by credit card fraudsters.

Cannon said in an interview broadcast Sunday on CTV's Question Period that he's expecting a full report from his "folks'' by the end of the week.

Calgary-based WestJet announced last week it would stop passengers from using credit cards at check-in kiosks at airports across the country.

The decision was made after financial institutions reportedly began investigating isolated fraud incidents stemming from the use of credit cards to obtain boarding passes from kiosks at Pearson.

The 150 check-in kiosks at Pearson are owned by the Greater Toronto Airports Authority, but the information shared with airlines is managed by two technology companies – ARINC Inc. and SITA Inc.

Pearson is Canada's busiest airport, handling some 31.5 million passengers annually.