The Merchant Processing Guru Tip # 23: Scams to be on the look out for.
I get calls every so often from merchants telling me about attempts to scam/slam them, today I got a call from one of my long time customers telling me that he got a call from someone saying that he was from merchant services corporate and needed to come by to go over some things about his account with him. After he hung up he called me a left a message for me to call him back, then he called the processor directly who told him that they would not do that and do not have reps in his area from “corporate” that would come visit him, I am his rep. So when I got back to him later he proceeded to tell me the whole story about what this guy said and how persuasive he was and adamant that he needed to come by and meet with him. He also told me that even though he was skeptical, the guy on the phone was so persuasive that he had to look in to it and thankfully he called me and the processor directly to check it out.
I wanted to write this to make sure that people are aware of this type of thing happening out there and how crafty some people can be. It is very unfortunate that there are people out there doing this kind of thing and would con people into signing something just to get their business and make money. I want to caution everyone to not just take things at face value but to verify, like my merchant and friend did, to protect yourself.
Russell Harverson has over 9 years experience in the card processing industry and has build a reputation for “being there” for all his merchants! The goal of The Merchant Processing Guru is to provide you with the right, cost effective processing solution for your individual business needs, no matter how large, small or different, he has done it all. He is your Guru of Merchant Processing, shedding light on the credit card processing industry. To contact him via email [email protected]
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