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Interview With Merchant Account Consultant Adam Pflaumer

I had the pleasure of interviewing merchant account consultant Adam Pflaumer over the weekend. Adam and I have worked together since the early days of Merchant Maverick. I featured him in one of my earliest articles, and we’ve hit it off ever since. He’s actually helped me out with some of your accounts and inquiries, […]

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Jan 27, 2011 Filed under: Interviews 2
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Go Shorty, It’s Your Birthday! Merchant Maverick Turns One!

That’s right people! Merchant Maverick is now a toddler. Today is the one-year anniversary of the launch of this blog, and I can’t even begin to tell you how fast it has all gone by. I still remember buying the domain name like it was just yesterday. It’s amazing how time flies when you’re writing […]

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Jul 14, 2010 Filed under: News 6
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Review Updates And New Features

Just wanted to give you a heads up about some new things that are going on here at Merchant Maverick this month. Review Updates I’m almost finished updating all of the merchant service provider reviews. They should all be updated by the end of the month, so stay tuned! Live Chat and Toll-Free Number I […]

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Apr 22, 2010 Filed under: News 0

Bankcard Empire Raided By The Fed

Last week Bankcard Empire was raided by federal authorities for allegedly running a get rich quick scheme….Big surprise! If you had done any of your research on Bankcard Empire, you would have seen the countless consumer complaints both on the Better Business Bureau and RipOffReport.com. I reviewed them back in November 09′, and hopefully you […]

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Apr 21, 2010 Filed under: News 2
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Do You Really Need A Merchant Account?

The short answer is yes, but there’s more to it than that… The Statistics According to the U.S. Census Bureau, there will be a projected 181 million credit card holders living in the country this year. That’s over half the population. I could get into even more detail about the numbers, but it’s pretty obvious […]

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Mar 29, 2010 Filed under: Credit Card Processing 19

New “User Review And Comment” Policy

In an effort to avoid the user review and complaint pollution that some of these other ratings sites face, I’ve decided to enforce a strict commenting policy. I think it’s for the greater good of our community on both sides of the fence. You can read the policy in its entirety here. You’ll notice a […]

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Mar 8, 2010 Filed under: News 0
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The 5 Rules For You Problem Merchants

The other day I was reading an article over at Transaction Trends called “Managing Problem Merchants.” If you feel like putting yourself in your ISOs shoes for a bit, give it a read. As much as we like to think that we’re always 100% right, and that we should do everything in our power to […]

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Mar 2, 2010 Filed under: Credit Card Processing 0

Merchant Service Providers Recognize Merchant Maverick Ratings

I’m happy to see that merchant account providers are beginning to take Merchant Maverick’s ratings seriously. I think that as I refine and better my reviews, that trend will continue. Up until now, TopTenReviews and the BBB have been the only two review and mediation platforms by which to judge an MSP, and from what […]

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Feb 23, 2010 Filed under: News 2

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