Archives: July 2017

July 28, 2017

Friday Fun Facts

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Leave Your Husband In A Rest Pod While Shopping A shopping mall has introduced a way of keeping bored husbands entertained while wives go shopping. Global Harbour mall has installed four glass pods where bored men can play computer games on comfy leather seats. Each “rest cabin” has a chair, monitor, computer and gamepad – but no air-conditioning! Upstairs Residents Trapped – Stairs Removed Overnight Second floor residents of a Decatur, Georgia apartment complex were shocked when they tried to leave home – only to find their stairs had been removed during the night. Firefighters had to use ladders to...Read more

July 26, 2017

Encouraging Mobile Payments

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Mobile payments or mobile wallets as they are sometimes called can speed up service for consumers, be a convenience for both the customer and the merchant and offer operational benefits for those encouraging the use. Mobile payments such as Apple Pay, Google Pay and others are accepted at more and more locations but there is a reluctance for consumers to use them. Getting your customers to use mobile payments might be a bit of a challenge. According to recent studies, only $1 of every $148 retail dollars spent is done by mobile payments. Why is that? The number one answer from the consumer is...Read more

July 25, 2017

World’s Largest Credit Card Processor Recognizes Chosen Payments


The National Hot Rod Association (NHRA ( has long been known for producing the fastest four seconds in motorsports. Traversing a quarter-mile in the blink of an eye, NHRA funny-cars leave clouds of smoke in their wake before blasting down drag strips at speeds approaching 350 miles per hour. But if the roar of a 10,000 horsepower engine, and the smell of smoldering rubber doesn’t get your gears turning…maybe this will: As a governing body with 60,000 members, the NHRA presents a huge business opportunity to First Data that extends far beyond the race track. And thanks to the work...Read more

July 21, 2017

Friday Fun Facts

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Police Arrest Man – Set Him On Fire Manitowoc police arrested Travis Tingler for standing in the street naked. Tingler resisted officers during the arrest causing them to use a stun gun. Tingler managed to retrieve a lighter from the ground during the struggle.  The probe of the stun gun hit the lighter which burst into flames setting Tingler’s beard and chest hair on fire. Bank Executive Caught Stealing From Whole Foods A bank executive was busted at the Tribeca Whole Foods for shoplifting $210 in goods. Jordan Lupu, was busted by store security with 32 items in a baby...Read more

July 19, 2017

Managing Mobile Fraud

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Over 2 billion smartphone and tablet users are expected to make at least one mobile transaction during 2017. Mobile purchases are dominated by young shoppers, mobile commerce (aka mCommerce), already accounts for over 50% of US online transactions. It is likely to become the most preferred shopping method of the future. While mobile sales present great opportunity, merchants still have some way to go before they can maximize revenues and effectively prevent fraud losses from mobile sales. According to the 2017 Global Fraud Survey, over 90% of eCommerce merchants use the same tools to manage fraud across both web and...Read more

July 14, 2017

Friday Fun Facts

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Wimbledon Requires White Undies When it comes to enforcing its all-white dress code, Wimbledon will check in your pants. An umpire made tennis player Jurij Rodionov pull part of his shorts down to reveal colored underwear! A supervisor double checked and sent Rodionov off to change his undies before he was allowed to play. The staff have previously forced Venus Williams to change out of a pink sports bra. ATM Machine Spits Out A Desperate Plea For Help A customer obtaining cash at a Corpus Christi Bank of America got his cash along with a note that read, “Please Help...Read more

July 13, 2017

In The Fraud War – The Chip Trumps The Stripe

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What is it about the microchip that makes credit and debit cards so much more secure than those that contain only the magnetic strip? It’s In The Numbers Magnetic stripes contain information that doesn’t never changes.  It includes the account number, the expiration date, the 3-digit security code and even your name.  That stored information makes it relatively easy for a thief to use a cheap machine known as a skimmer to scan and store the card information from the magnetic stripe.  Skimmers can be placed inside ATM machines or gas pumps and retrieved after you leave.  Even your PIN...Read more

July 10, 2017

Chosen Payments Receives Payment Industry’s Top Honors for Sixth Straight Year

First Data’s President’s Club

Moorpark, Calif.— Chosen Payments, a leading provider of electronic payment processing and merchant services, has been named to First Data’s President’s Club for the sixth year in a row. Chosen Payments is honored to be ranked among the top payment processing companies and grateful to the amazing clients and partners who have helped us achieve this milestone. “Chosen Payments is extremely honored and excited to make First Data’s President’s Club for the sixth straight year,” says Chosen Payments CEO, Jeff Brodsly. “Our talented team has worked hard to help partners and clients achieve success, and this award symbolizes their excellence...Read more

July 7, 2017

Friday Fun Facts

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The Doctor Forgot Something A woman has filed a lawsuit against a hospital after she claims doctors left a camera in her body during a transplant. LaCrystal Lockett of Stone Mountain in Georgia, believes her surgeon was negligent when he performed a kidney and pancreatic transplant in 2014. During a recent medical scan, the camera showed up. 72 Hot Dogs In 10 Minutes Joey “Jaws” Chestnut powered his way to a his 10th title on Tuesday, in the annual Nathan’s Famous July Fourth hot dog eating contest. Joey downed 72 dogs and buns in 10 minutes to beat his own...Read more