This Lil Piglet

Purchase Convenience and Safety with Interac #FlashSecurity

All but one of my five children started back to school this week and it’s been a whirlwind of new routines, supply lists, new clothes and a strained bank account. To add to the stress, finding all items at one location is nonexistent and quite honestly with impatient little ones in tow, I look for the quickest payment possible. Interac Flash® is my chosen method for convenience and security.



As a mom of teen girls, I have been informed that shopping with mom is no longer cool. Emotionally this milestone taps on my heart but I understand the importance of independence. The security features of Interac Flash make me feel comfortable sending my teens on shopping excursions.

When I was younger, paying for purchases meant dragging my mom along for cash or credit; that was such a drag. My mom was frugal, to say the least, and she preferred to pick out my clothing; we didn’t see eye to eye. I remind myself of that when my teens want to exude the same independence.
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How Interac Flash Works


Interac Flash is the convenient way to pay for purchases under $100. At participating stores, payment includes briefly holding your card over the terminal and voila: instant, secure debit from your bank account using the same chip technology as Interac Debit, only faster and easier. When your Interac Flash purchases reach up to $200, you will be prompted to insert your card and enter your PIN as a security check to ensure the cardholder is legitimate.

For smaller purchases, Interac Flash is like having the exact change every time.

Parents Prefer Interac Flash


I know when my teens use their Interac Flash enabled debit cards, their money is protected and the experience is fast and easy. My teens can simply hold their Interac Flash card over the terminal to  make  a safe and fast transaction, which allows them to move on to more important things, like taking shopping selfies.



Interac Flash Added Security Features


  • Zero Customer Liability: In the event that your card is somehow used without your permission, as an Interac cardholder, you will not have to pay for unauthorized transactions. This includes losses resulting from technical errors, system problems or fraud. In such cases, you must make a claim with your financial institution for losses incurred. If the claim is determined to be valid, you will be reimbursed by your financial institution.

  • Protection from Fraud Tactics: Chip-enabled Interac Debit and Interac Flash cards are extremely secure and are protected from fraud tactics such as skimming, duplicating and electronic pick-pocketing. No relevant information can be captured by criminals to conduct fraudulent Interac transactions or create identity theft. The numbers speak for themselves: Interac debit card fraud losses as a result of skimming are at an all-time low, having dropped 88% since 2009.


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Join us at the #FlashSecurity Twitter Party


  • Date: Thursday, September 15th, 2015
  • Time: 9 pm EST
  • Hashtag: #FlashSecurity
  • Host: @INTERAC
  • Co-host: @SJConsulting_CA
  • Eligibility: Prizing open to Canada. For official Rules & Regs, go HERE.
  • Prizes: $1000 in INTERAC etransfer CASH!


Open to Canadian residents who participate in the #FlashSecurity Twitter Party administered by SJ Consulting on Thursday, September 15th, 2015 between 9:00 and 10:00PM EST, using the hashtag #FlashSecurity.

Please RSVP on the linky below with your Twitter name (ie. @thislilpiglet) in the URL field and your Twitter link (ie. in the Name field.


Disclosure: I am participating in the Interac campaign managed by SJ Consulting. I received compensation in exchange for my participation in this campaign. The opinions on this blog are my own.


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