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March 20, 2019

Watch Out For Credit Card Skimmers

Credit card skimming has become big business. As a merchant, you have an obligation to protect all credit card data entrusted to you. This includes safeguarding and monitoring your credit card equipment and online processing. The latest trend is for thieves to install micro cameras, allowing the thief to easily see the PIN code being entered into a keypad of an ATM or another electronic payment point. With this in mind, here’s what you should be looking for as a merchant as well as being a consumer. It really only takes a quick inspection to look for things that might...Read more


February 27, 2019

Why Do Credit Card Processors Ask for Your Social Security Number?

With identify theft on the rise, people are guarding their Social Security Numbers and personal information more closely than ever. Being asked to provide a Social Security Number raises a red flag and certainly a fear of how the Social Security Number might be used and how it will be protected. While processing the applications of hundreds of new merchants in any given month, Chosen Payments routinely asks new merchants to provide their Social Security Number and their home address. While we certainly understand the reluctance of people who don’t want to provide this very personal information, the request is...Read more