Kroger fuel surprise: new chip card readers on pumps

Drivers pulling up to the Kroger fuel pumps in Norwood this week got a surprise: brand new chip card readers on the pumps.

When you put your card in, you're going to have to wait 10, 15, or maybe even 20 seconds for the machine to read your card. No more one second swipe.

Kroger announced last year it will be converting 10,000 of its fuel pumps, at 2,000 stations, to EMV chip card technology. It is considered much more secure than the magnetic stripe, which dates back to the 1970's. The new EMV readers make it almost impossible for scammers to install skimmers, good news to nervous drivers.