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January 19, 2018

NHRA Features Chosen Payments on Fox News

NHRA partners with national credit card processor Chosen Payments. Funny Car champion Tony Pedregon will serve as an ambassador of Chosen Payments MOORPARK, CALIF. (PRWEB) JANUARY 17, 2018 Chosen Payments CEO, Jeff Brodsly was recently featured on FOX Sports. Chosen Payments was featured on the national network as the preferred credit card processor of the NHRA, its members, fans and vendors. The national processor was recently named one of the Top 10 credit card processors in the United States by Retail CIO Magazine. Chosen Payments handles credit card processing at all NHRA tracks including ticket sales, concession stands and other ancillary...Read more

January 17, 2018

Failing to Accept EMV Chipped Credit Cards Can Be Costly


We have recently learned that many credit card processors have implemented fees in 2018 to merchants who don’t have a chip reader terminal.  Really, this isn’t a fee.  It is a fine that is unfairly implemented by unscrupulous credit card processors who are simply making an extra buck off you.  It’s not just a buck though.  One processor is charging an annual fee of $299 to all merchants who don’t have an EMV chip reader terminal. They are blaming MasterCard and Visa.  This is absolute hogwash.  Although we do recommend that you implement the chip reader terminals for your own...Read more

January 12, 2018

Friday Fun Facts


Topless Passenger Attempts To Rob Uber Driver A Louisiana couple is accused of attempting to rob an Uber driver that the woman distracted by being topless.  Police say 24-year-old Anthony Kennedy and 22-year-old Rayna Fillios were arrested Saturday after the Uber driver gave his cell number to Fillios after providing a ride for her.  Fillios called him later and asked him to come over.  She was topless when she opened the door. She grabbed his arms, pulled him close, kissed him and bit his tongue.  Kennedy then appeared with a knife and told him to hand over all of his...Read more

January 10, 2018

High Risk Credit Card Processing

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Taking credit cards in today’s cashless society is a basic of business.  However, if you run a business that is strictly online and involves travel, gambling, debt collection or a dating site, you can be considered high-risk.  It can be a very difficult challenge to find a credit card processor that will even entertain taking on your business due to the high number of chargebacks in these industries.  There are a number of things that you can do to make your business more appealing to credit card processors like Chosen Payments. Here are a few suggestions:   Demonstrate that your...Read more

January 5, 2018

Friday Fun Facts

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Best Friends For 60 Years – DNA Determines They Are Brothers! Alan Robinson and Walter MacFarlane began a friendship 60 years ago as football players in Hawaii. The pair recently discovered they are not just friends, but brothers too! The guys independently took DNA tests searching their ancestry. MacFarlane never knew his father and Robinson was adopted. After submitting their DNA, MacFarlane learned someone else had identical X chromosomes. His username was “Robi737”. Robinson had used the same website to find answers about his own ancestry with the name “Robi737”. The pair quickly learned that have the same birth mother....Read more

January 3, 2018

Are You Still Swiping In 2018?


The deadline for adapting chip reader terminals was October 1, 2015.  Yet, as we enter 2018, we still see many merchants swiping cards.  We are baffled by how many merchants across America are using outdated credit card processors that don’t include the latest security standards known as EMV.  This new EMV chip reading terminals utilize the chip to thwart fraud. We have already shared many times how EMV technology works as far as processing payments. The biggest problem with the delay in implementation of chip readers is the shift in fraud liability.  Merchants not utilizing the EMV technology are now left...Read more

December 29, 2017

Friday Fun Facts


Drug Dealer Realizes Taxi Driver is a Cop – Taxi is a Cop Car A suspected drug dealer carrying 1,000 marijuana cigarettes climbed into the back of what he thought was a taxi, but he soon realized was a police car.  The man was looking “to get home quickly” when he climbed into the back of what he thought was a taxi cab Thursday.  The man “received a big surprise when he realized it was actually a police car he was sitting in,” police said. “The police officers were happy to see him, since he was carrying around 1,000 joints.”...Read more

December 27, 2017

Christmas Eve 2017: Not A Fraudster Was Sleeping

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We made it through another Christmas season.  There is probably no time of the year that eCommerce takes such a prevalent place in society.  As we got closer to Christmas Day, eCommerce was ramped up to its highest volume with last minute rush orders being handled as fast and furious as merchants can process them. But, it’s not over yet.  In the week following Christmas, $700 million dollars a day will be transacted with online sales.  Some of the biggest purchases will come in the form of party goods for New Year’s Eve parties, travel, lodging and of course, champagne. ...Read more

December 22, 2017

Friday Fun Facts


U.S. Postal Service Offers $10,000 for Missing Cremains The USPS is offering a $10,000 reward after someone stole the cremains of man from the doorstep of his daughter’s Arizona home.  Elyse Brink said a neighbor saw the package early Tuesday but by the time Brink arrived home, the package was gone.  The package should not have been left without a signature according to the Oklahoma City funeral home who shipped the package.  USPS has acknowledged this and says, “Our goal now is to get the word out” says Postal Inspector Dan Grossenbach. Thirteen Feet Wash Ashore In Canada Canadian officials...Read more

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