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July 29, 2015

Credit Card Processor Turned Super Sleuth for the Livery Industry!

In this month’s Chauffeur Driven Magazine, there was a great article on one of the biggest fraud stings in our industry.  Our own President, Jeff Brodsly and the Chosen Payments team were instrumental in foiling an ongoing credit card scam brought about by Charlie Barbero.  His “M.O.” was using expired credit cards to stay at high-end hotels and book luxury chauffeured transportation. When the card would come up as declined when the company would attempt to run the card, Barbero would claim to contact the credit card processor company, and would provide a so-called “offline authorization,” which was fake. The credit card processor would...Read more


June 24, 2015

Preparing for EMV Technology

President Obama has recently set some new rules in motion for small businesses. Small businesses must now comply with EMV requirements to avoid having to pay fines. EMV technology consists of credit cards that have microchip technology inside of them. EMV is an acronym that stands for Europay, MasterCard and Visa. The microchip technology prevents fraud from occurring. The microchip carries crucial identifying data about the cardholder, and it stores such data on its circuits instead of storing it on a magnetic stripe material. EMV chip technology has many benefits for businesses. First, it saves time and money for business...Read more


April 24, 2015

Chosen Payments Fraud Alert – New Scam Hits Limo Industry

As the payment credit card processor to hundreds of limo operators nationwide, we want to inform you of a major fraudulent scam going around the industry that is negatively affecting operators. Scammers are booking trips and giving a credit card for payment, but the credit card declines. When operators reach out to inform the potential passenger of their declined card, the passenger tells the operator that he will call them back as there should be nothing wrong with the card so he is going to call his bank. Then the passenger/scammer calls the operator back and says the bank gave him an authorization code to...Read more


March 31, 2015

Chosen Payments Forms Strategic Partnerships with FASTTRAK Cloud Technologies and Livery Coach Solutions

Moorpark, Calif. —Chosen Payments, one of the leading providers of credit card processing in ground transportation, has formed partnerships with two of the industry’s most popular software providers: FASTTRAK Cloud Technologies and Livery Coach Solutions. “These partnerships were long awaited and we are excited to roll out many benefits that will greatly increase the revenue of our mutual clients. FASTTRAK has done a fantastic job cornering a specific sector of the industry and we are honored to be their partner and carry through their good name. Livery Coach serves a lot of the medium to large operators that we were...Read more


February 11, 2015

Chosen Payments Achieves First Data President’s Club Award Threepeat

Moorpark, Calif. — Chosen Payments, one of the nation’s leading providers of credit card processing, has received the First Data President’s Club award for a third consecutive year. First Data, the world’s largest credit card processor, has honored Chosen Payments with its highest achievement due to Chosen Payments’ year-over-year growth in 2013-2014. “With over 500 percent growth over the past few years, Chosen Payment continues to set the foundation for continued evolution and high acquisition rates,” says Chosen Payments CEO Jeff Brodsly. “To make it to the President’s Club three years in a row—a three-peat—is beyond special to me. One...Read more


April 10, 2013

Sponsor Wears A Big Heart For Limo Business

Chosen Payments CEO Jeff Brodsly last night outlined what I like to call a “progressive-aggressive” approach. Brodsly did what any savvy new sponsor should do right off the bat: Give back to the industry. He outlined a thorough incentive program...


March 7, 2013

Chosen Payments CEO Jeff Brodsly Enjoys First Data President’s Club

We are extremely proud to announce that Chosen Payments (CP) a leading provider of electronic payment processing has been selected to the First Data Presidents Club for our success in 2012. CP was selected number 2 out of the top 3 companies in the United States to be recognized in their specific growth category within First Data...


October 10, 2011

The ISO / MLS Relationship

After wearing both MLS and ISO hats, I gained "double vision," and I realized there is a major problem in our industry: the negative perception agents tend to have of most ISOs...

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