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The Complete Guide To PCI Fees: How To Avoid PCI Compliance & Non-Compliance Fees (Plus How To Spot A Scam)

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Frank Kehl

Frank Kehl

Frank Kehl has been writing about merchant services, payment gateways, and international money transfer services since 2015. He has a Bachelor of Science degree from Penn State and a Juris Doctorate from the Ventura College of Law. After a long and enjoyable career of traveling around the world as an Air Force navigator, he’s comfortably settled down in the wine country town of Paso Robles in California’s scenic Central Coast region. He enjoys reading, photography, hiking, and numerous other outdoor pursuits.

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    SCOTT TANKER

    Nice reading your stuff.
    i wish clients understood the fees and that most are necessary and proper.
    question?
    what is a RAAP fee?
    Scott

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      Jessica Dinsmore

      Hi Scott,

      It doesn’t look like we have any posts that cover the RAAP fee, but I did find this post on another site that may help.

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        Afshan Shahid

        My second complaint against Payment Sense is that they have been charging me GB 35 per month for PCI non-compliance fee. Isn’t it a rip off? Is there any cap on this? Worldpay used to charge me only 10 pounds for this negligence on my part. Is there any forum where I can lodge a complaint for reduction of this exorbitant PCI non-compliance fee?

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          Jessica Dinsmore

          Hi Afshan,

          I have not seen any complaint forums for PaymentSense, though you could leave a review on TrustPilot, but they do list the fee in their FAQ’s and they have their own internal complaint process that you can submit to, if you’d like.

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            Afshan Shahid

            I am dealing with Payment sense. Recently they took out GB 174 from my account as DD without my information. It put me in an embarrassing position when my debit card was declined for insufficient funds for purchase of an air ticket. When I asked for explanation, they said they had “upgradd” me from Viewmylocal to Plus by PaymentSense. Honestly I never knew what was Viewmylocal programme and what this new upgraded plan is . Their contention that they had informed me about this change 10 months ago is not tenable.How they entered me in the original without my consent;upgrading me to Plus is similarly without my consent. Aren’t they under obligation to get express consent of the client for any such scheme instead of merely saying “we informed you last May”?
            Upon my protest, they have deactivated my account but I am not satisfied with this practice of theirs. Is there any forum where I can lodge a complaint against them ? Specifically, no service provider should include the namrer of any client in any fee-paying scheme without his/her express consent.

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              Patrick

              PaymentSense are scammers. Luckily I was able to cancel within a couple of months because the sales representative had falsified documents and lied about fees. “Consent” is a vague term to these guys! There seems to be little in the way of regulation in this industry though.

                Glynne Davies

                I need help with a fine from intuit of 25000 ! Card association fine for brand damaging transactions
                What do I do???

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                  Jessica Dinsmore

                  Hi Glynne,
                  I’m so sorry you’re going through this. Try searching “PCI Compliance lawyer”. Best of luck to you.

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