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October 19, 2018

Friday Fun Facts

Friday Fun Facts

Florida Man Attacks Mother with Sausages A hangry 22-year-old man was arrested by the police in Florida after he attacked his mother with sausages. Hermes Phillip Callijas was charged with domestic battery a week ago after attacking his mother with sausages. His mother reported that she was with her son in the kitchen when he asked her to prepare him something to eat. She told him that she was busy at that moment but will cook something in a few minutes. This angered the hungry boy and he started throwing sausages at her mother, hitting her in the eye. But...Read more


October 17, 2018

Top Trends Driving the Future of Payment Processing

Future of Payment Processing

The payment processing industry has changed over the last years, and it will continue to do so even faster in the future, considering the constant change in the customers’ behavior and habits, plus the rise of mobile payment platforms. Technology has reinvented commerce, and it opened doors to new ways of engaging with customers. The universe of payments is continuously evolving. A significant number of changes have shaped the payment industry in 2018. The question is: is your business prepared for the future? The more you know today, the more you can prepare for tomorrow. Here are some of the...Read more


October 12, 2018

Friday Fun Facts

Friday Fun Facts

Trick or Treaters over Age 12 Will Be Arrested Halloween revelers in Virginia are hereby warned of potential jail time for trick-or-treaters over the age of 12. The Chesapeake Municipal Code makes it a misdemeanor for anyone over the age of 12 to don costumes and go door-to-door for candy. The penalty for overage trick-or-treating has fines of up to $25-$100 and up to six months in jail. The 1970 law also bans trick-or-treating after 8 p.m., with potential fines of $10-$100 and the possibility of up to 30 days in jail. In Newport News, a law says that “no...Read more


October 5, 2018

Friday Fun Facts

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Cathay Pacific Misspells Own Name on Jet What’s in a name? Cathay Pacific Airlines debuted its newest plane with a slight glitch. The letter “F” was omitted from the word Pacific. The new plane rolled out branded Cathay “Paciic”. Cathay Pacific delivered a message on social media after being mocked for the error. “Oops this special livery won’t last long! She’s going back to the shop!”   Pilot Forgets to Pressurize Plane A Jet Airways flight traveling from Mumbai to Jaipur, India returned to Mumbai for an emergency landing after 45 minutes in the air. It seems the pilot forgot...Read more


October 3, 2018

Downgraded Transaction

downgraded transaction

What is a Downgraded Transaction A “downgraded” transaction actually costs you more money to process than it should have. Downgrades are completely avoidable if you know how to catch them. We will share at least three areas that can save you money on your transactions. While we may be talking pennies on the dollar, those pennies add up over the course of the year and can easily amount to a steak dinner for two.   How a downgrades works Every time you process a debit or credit card, the transaction is assigned an Interchange category with its own rate and...Read more


September 28, 2018

Friday Fun Facts

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Passenger Takes Over for Drunk Uber Driver An Uber passenger recently ended up driving himself home when he discovered his Uber driver was drunk. Surya Oruganti claimed he ordered an Uber for an airport pickup. The driver was “drunk and drowsy” so he moved the driver to the passenger seat, documenting the incident with video and photos shared on Twitter. Uber says, “Upon learning about this incident, the driver profile was removed from the app and we are looking into the matter.”   Uber Driver Sues Buccaneers Quarterback An Arizona Uber driver is suing Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston....Read more


September 26, 2018

Accepting Credit Card Numbers by Phone

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Accepting credit cards by phone is risky business to begin with. Almost all fraud involves taking a credit card by phone. Unfortunately, accepting credit cards over the phone is a common practice so we must recognize the risks associated from your point as a vendor as well as the risk to your customer.   Safety First Fraud isn’t the only risk from a phone order. Never accept a credit card from someone when you know they are driving a vehicle. Ask them to call you back when they are no longer driving. The sound of metal crunching is an awful...Read more


September 21, 2018

Friday Fun Facts

Friday Fun Facts

Star Football Player is also Homecoming Queen Kaylee Foster was crowned Homecoming Queen of Ocean Springs High School in Ocean Springs, Mississippi. This was just before she took to the football field and won the homecoming game for her team by kicking two field goals. One of them won the game. The high school senior has been a placekicker since middle school. When asked whether she was more nervous before the homecoming queen announcement or before she made the kick, Foster said, “I was pretty sure I wasn’t going to be homecoming queen, but I was pretty sure I was...Read more


September 19, 2018

Bank Accounts and Credit Card Processing

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Have you ever wondered why you were asked to provide a blank voided check to establish your Merchant Account with Chosen Payments? Has your bank account balance ever been cause for a review? There is good reason for the specific type of bank accounts used in processing credit cards. The balance you carry in your bank account is periodically reviewed with good reason. And, there is a reason why the money from your Merchant Account cannot be deposited into a Savings Account.   The Blank Voided Check You may wonder why we were insistent on getting a blank voided check...Read more


September 14, 2018

Fun Funeral Facts

Across the world, funeral traditions vary from region to region. Today, we’ve decided to showcase a few of them: 60-Year Unearthing A law passed in South Korea in 2000 requires anyone burying a loved one to remove the grave after 60 years! That’s due to dwindling graveyard space. Because of this law, cremation has become much more popular. The twist is, why have ashes when you can have cremains turned into gem-like beads in turquoise, pink or black and then display these “death beads” around your house. The New Orleans Jazz Funeral In New Orleans, boisterous, jazz-tinged funeral processions blend...Read more