3PEA Technologies to Sponsor EFT Network TG-3 Training Seminar Seminar to Raise Awareness of Security Issues in the Debit/POS Transaction

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    LAS VEGAS, May 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- 3PEA International, Inc.
 (OTC: TPNL), a payment solutions company, announced today that its
 subsidiary company 3PEA Technologies is to sponsor EFT Network TG-3
 training seminar.
     3PEA is pleased to sponsor and endorse eSmartSolutions PIN Security and
 Key Management Compliance (TG-3) Audit Training seminar consisting of a
 core course on May 7-9, and a refresher course on May 10. Azita Amini,
 Senior Data Security Consultant, CISSP, and Sr. IT Auditor, will be the
 instructor for both the core and refresher course.
     "Ongoing security training on the latest standards is paramount to the
 financial industry and as such this seminar provides all parties with the
 most up to date information and education within our industry," said Mark
 Newcomer, CEO of 3PEA.
     Technical Guideline #3, or TG-3, is a technical audit that is developed
 by American National Standards Institute (ANSI) committee. This audit is
 developed to provide for a minimum level of security to be in place within
 a financial services institution or processor's operation with regards to
 management and handling of customers' PINs as well as handling of
 cryptographic data used to protect the PINs. This audit is critical to all
 parties involved in ATM or POS retail transactions.
     The TG-3 audit criteria was developed by American National Standards
 Institute by a team of auditors and data security professionals to help
 provide the industry with an acceptable level of security in financial
 institutions and among their service providers. This audit is now mandatory
 on a bi-annual basis by all major Electronic Fund Transfer (EFT) switches
 such as Star, Pulse and NYCE of their members.
     About eSmartSolutions:
     eSmartSolutions (eSS) performs a variety of Information Technology (IT)
 audits for financial services industry. eSS clients include Banks, Credit
 Unions, Point of Sale operations (Merchants), Encryption Service
 organizations (ESOs), Independent Service Organizations (ISOs), Key
 Loading/Injection Facilities, Credit Card services, Processors and so on.
 eSS provides TG-3 audit of debit POS transactions for Merchants per
 requirements by Star, NYCE and Pulse EFT networks, as well as the TG-3
 audit of ATM operations in banks and credit unions, per requirements by
 Star, Pulse and NYCE EFT networks of all their members. eSS also provides
 Payment Card Industry (PCI) PIN Security audit of debit transactions for
 Merchants, eCommerce vendors and processors per Visa and MasterCard
 requirements. For additional information please see www.eSmartSolutions.org
     About 3PEA International, Inc.
     3PEA International, Inc. is an experienced and trusted
 transaction-based solutions provider. 3PEA through its wholly owned
 subsidiary 3PEA Technologies, Inc., designs and develops payment solutions
 including proprietary payment terminals, secure key loading systems,
 prepaid card systems, and various payment services. Since 2001, 3PEA has
 provided online payment solutions with specific focus in the area of
 PIN-Debit transactions. The company now provides turnkey and customized
 payment services to retailers, software developers and financial services
 companies.
     Using its PayPad payment terminals and IP payment gateway solutions,
 3PEA can quickly and cost effectively help customers in various markets to
 payment enable their applications. 3PEA works closely with its customers
 providing qualified payment expertise to produce a payment processing
 solution that best suits their needs. PINsmart(R), PaySign(TM), 3PEA(R) and
 PayPad(R) are registered trademarks or trademarks of 3PEA Technologies,
 Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. For additional
 information please contact the company or visit www.3PEA.com .
     Forward-Looking Statements:
     Certain statements in this news release may contain forward-looking
 information within the meaning of Rule 175 under the Securities Act of 1933
 and Rule 3b-6 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and are subject to
 the safe harbor created by those rules. All statements, other than
 statements of fact, included in this release, including, without
 limitation, statements regarding potential future plans and objectives of
 the companies, are forward- looking statements that involve risks and
 uncertainties. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to
 be accurate and actual results and future events could differ materially
 from those anticipated in such statements. Technical complications that may
 arise could prevent the prompt implementation of any strategically
 significant plan(s) outlined above. 3PEA International, Inc., undertakes no
 obligation to publicly update or revise any statements in this release,
 whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.
     CONTACT:  Mark Newcomer, mark.newcomer@3pea.com,
               +1-702-453-2221, Ext. 222,
               for 3PEA International, Inc.
 
     Web site: http://www.3pea.com/
 
 

SOURCE 3PEA International, Inc.

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