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September 20, 2017

Calling In A “Code 10”

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Do you know what a “Code 10” is?  This is perhaps the most underutilized tool for fraud prevention.  You’ve probably taken a phone order before and felt like something just wasn’t quite right.  Or, maybe you are retail merchant and the customer was standing right in front of you.  If it doesn’t feel right, it is considered a “Code 10” or suspicious transaction.  Using a code word allows you to call a special merchant hotline right in front of the customer without alerting the customer to the purpose of your call. What Is A Code 10 Authorization Request? A merchant...Read more


September 15, 2017

Friday Fun Facts

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Settlement Reached in Selfie Taken By Monkey Attorneys reached a settlement Monday in a lawsuit over who owns the copyright to a selfie photo taken by a monkey.  Under the deal, the owner of the camera will donate 25% of earnings from the image to charities dedicated to protecting animals.  The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals sued on behalf of the monkey.  Lawyers for the camera owner argued that his company, Wildlife Personalities Ltd., owns worldwide commercial rights to the photos, including a now-famous selfie of the monkey’s toothy grin. Man Drops Ring In Pond During Proposal Seth...Read more


September 14, 2017

Chosen Payments Disaster Fund

  Chosen Payments has created a GoFundMe page to collect funds for our clients affected by the recent national disasters including Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma. We have identified three hundred and sixty clients in the affected areas and we want to assist them in getting their businesses opened and functional as quickly as possible. Our CEO, Jeff Brodsly has made the first $2000 donation into the account and many of our staff members have also contributed.  We are hoping that other businesses will join Chosen Payments in contributing. The fund will accept donations through Sunday 09/24. On Monday 09/25...Read more


September 13, 2017

PCI DSS 3.2 – Important January 31, 2018 Deadline & Clarifications

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Technical changes to PCI Compliance are coming in the near future.  This document is intended to be shared with your network administrators, software providers or hardware vendors.  While it is very technical, experienced network managers will understand the terms used to keep your client’s data safe.  In most cases, your software provider will make sure that you adhere to PCI Compliance standards.  However, if you don’t use a commercial software application, this information will be needed by your administrator.  Chosen Payments is always available to assist you with PCI Compliance but it is up to you as a merchant to...Read more


September 8, 2017

Friday Fun Facts

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Chuck E. Cheese Coins Can’t Be Used at The Library The Peabody Institute Library in Danvers, Mass. has pleaded with the public to stop paying late fees with Chuck E. Cheese tokens. The library posted a Facebook picture of four tokens with a caption stating: “This summer we’ve had a surge of folks attempting to pay fines and printing fees with tokens from Chuck E. Cheese.  Since they are not legal tender, we cannot accept them.”  Sue Kontos, a bookkeeper at the library, said she has counted coins before discovering they were not the proper currency.  This certainly does not...Read more


September 6, 2017

Are You A High Risk Merchant?

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Have you been classified as a “high risk” merchant?  This designation can be given to a variety of merchants based on many different factors. It certainly has a bad connotation to be called “high risk” for anything. You probably pride yourself on running a quality business that plays by the rules. Unfortunately, there are some industries that are just considered high risk and it doesn’t matter how tight you run your business, the credit card issuers such as Mastercard, Visa, American Express and others have deemed your industry to be a high risk industry. No matter how awesome you are...Read more


September 1, 2017

Friday Fun Facts

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Live-In Nanny Needed – $130,000 salary + Maserati A job listing offering a salary of $130,000 per year went viral due to the qualifications list and benefits.  You must have 15 years of childcare experience, a degree in child psychology and trained in self-defense to apply for this live-in nanny job. The job entails minding 4 kids (age 2 to 15), a 6-day work week and travel frequently between homes in London, Barbados, Cape Town and Atlanta.  “Required to travel internationally up to three times a week” is also included in the description.  Other perks include meals cooked by a...Read more


August 30, 2017

What is White Glove Service?

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You probably have seen us mention White Glove Service in numerous messages.  It isn’t just a motto at Chosen Payments.  It is a way of life for us.  It is what we aim for in every single interaction we have with vendors, partners, clients, prospective clients and really, anyone we talk to. It is a mantra driven by our CEO, Jeff Brodsly who founded Chosen Payments with the intention of being different than any other credit card processor in the country.  Jeff didn’t just want to start signing up people to process credit cards with him as a one-man show. ...Read more


August 25, 2017

Friday Fun Facts

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Funeral Home Gives Mom Dog Cremains Instead of Daughter Jennifer Dailey discovered last week a box she believed to be holding her daughter’s cremated remains actually contained dog remains. Her still-born  baby was cremated and the funeral home gave the grieving mother a white box with a bag that was supposed to contain the cremains. Dailey said when she looked in the urn there was a metal plate that read, Butler Pet Cremation.  The funeral home immediately apologized to Dailey and said the mix-up happened when another funeral home it works with accidentally swapped the cremains. Chick-Fil-A Makes News Again! Atlanta Falcons...Read more


August 23, 2017

Chosen Named to Inc. Magazine’s Inc. 5000 List

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Launching a business is a big decision.  Growing a business is a labor of love.  When Chosen Payments CEO, Jeff Brodsly launched Chosen Payments, it was done with a plan.  A plan to be different than any other merchant service provider on the planet.  Chosen Payments would not just be a credit card processor but a true partner to those we serve.  That means assisting our merchants with marketing.  It means assisting our referral partnerships with growth of their association members.  It means specializing in vertical markets by walking the walk and talking the talk of those we serve.  We...Read more

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