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Date Established
2010
Location
Troy, MI
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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    Nelson Tucker

    Organization Name: The Wine Guy, LLC

    This company is a ripoff! I opened an account in 2012 and never used it. They charged my bank account $3.99 per month for over 8 years (I did not realize it since it was a trust account that I did not see monthly statements. When I confronted them, they claimed it was an “inactivity fee.” I will have to sue them.

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    Pam kopeikin

    Organization Name: Grandmas sew sweet designs

    Ive been charged over 1400.00in 5 months from this company and I haven’t done one transaction. Called company canceled and they are still taking out 179.00 a month so called bank today to STOP all payments to this company, Bank informed me that 2 days ago when taking my money it was under a different name, scam !!!field fraud charges against this company, contacting Better Business and looking into a class action lawsuit against this company, this company is a fraud , when i had a neighbor sign me up he told me i would save moneyQuoted would be cheaper then square Omg this company is a Total night mareStay away from this company pleaseAgain i haven’t made one Transaction but have had been charge as of today 1400.00 in 5 monthsEvil company and will drain your bank acct even after you call and cancel

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    • Organization Name: Grandmas sew sweet designs
    Jeanine Gray

    Organization Name: The Shattered Vase

    I had a wonderful experience with this company. My customer service rep, Chris Palovich was beyond amazing. They deposited my funds immediately and when I complained about the cost of the service Chris proceeded to refund me the money I had complained about. The only problem I had with this company is that they are better suited for someone who generates more income than I did with my venture. If I had a large number of sales for my novel, The Shattered Vase, I would have continued to use them. If you want a customer service rep who is amazing just ask for Chris Palovich! He is above the average!!!

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    Tony

    Organization Name: Militellos cleaning and lawn care

    This is truly one of the worst companies to deal with they want your business license they want picture ID they want light bills and gas bills I’ve waited 3 weeks for my one payment after 24 hours after swiping now they’re telling me I got to wait four months after this It was never worth getting this their stupid retarded service is the worst

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    Michael Sexton

    Organization Name: 911 Honey Bee Removal

    TERRIBLE! Where do i start ? The customer service beyond lacking in the merchant awareness dept! I have had so many issues with this company with transactions its not even funny. First there no company client relationship building here at all been with the for almost 2 years and still get holds on transaction from the same merchant and card everytime? I tried to raise my limit and they wanted 3 months bank statements? I have been doing clean business for almost 2 years no chargebacks at all guess that doesnt count for anything no relationship at all. Your just a number to them , also i did the suggested alternative by sending the actual invoice with my customers info which i wasn’t comfortable with and still they took their sweet time approving them. So at the end of the day still haven’t got my funds any earlier than if they put a hold on them. I truly regret choosing this comapny and at the moment transitioning to another that will appreciate my business. I don’t see this company being around long if they continue with these bad business behaviors good luck!

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    Denny Khav

    I am going to give them two stars at best, and it is not because of the service, or even the hardware, both of that seems to be working fine. I am giving it two stars because of the app! This app should have NEVER left beta testing because it is terrible! They have tried to get me to switch from Square, the lower rates, the promise of more features such as barcode scanning, etc.Well here is where Square does better, the customer database allows me to save an address, which PayAnywhere does not. They allow me to add any customer info I need to to the file, whereas PayAnywhere does not. It is now integrated with an appointment system which works perfect for me, whereas PayAnywhere does not.And HERE is the kicker, one time while running a $90 charge, the screen said “insert card’ which I did, then “Do not remove card” and then “Remove Card”…I removed the card and the words “remove card” didn’t go away, just hung there, after 2 minutes, it finally said approved, and then no signature screen or anything came up, just went back to the insert card screen. I am not even sure if this customer got charged, and it doesn’t seem to be in the batch of deposits. Stuff like this is what makes this app infuriating! Needless to say, until they can release an entire new app that doesn’t feel like a bunch of webpages stitched together, I am going back to Square, even if they do cost more money.

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      Osama Mostafa

      Organization Name: Sam's Notary

      Zero customer service, I call them before I process $2000 transaction because I know my ticket limit $350they ask me some questions & they told me you are approved you can run the transaction now. after 3 days I didn’t receive any deposit from them & I call them back they said the transaction on hold because it’s over your limit & they ask me for some information about the transaction & they said it will take 48 hours for reviewafter 72 hours I call customer service the told me for sure you will see the transaction amount in your bank tomorrow morning we already sent the fund to your bank account, next day nothing I call them again they said we need more information & it will take 48 hours to review I e-mail them back & I am still waiting & no responce, the problem i didnt receive any e-mail from them asking me for any information, They alwyes waiting for my call to ask me for new thing last time i use pay any where not recomended

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      Lou

      After not using this service for five years, I was suddenly hit today with an “inactivity fee.” I thought that my account was cancelled, so was very surprised when this charge showed up. One of the reasons I stopped using the account was an inability to connect via my iPad or iPhone when trying to put through a charge. It was embarrassing to be standing with a client, and not able to complete a transaction. Customer service was a useless drone who seemed to be reading from a script.

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        Paul M Wright Jr

        Just for grins, I tried to engage with the company to see if there has been any improvement. There hasn’t. The mobile application is broken, telephone customer support hangs up on you and their chat operators are both unknowledgeable and incompetent. Stay far, far away – I don’t see how this company survives another year and when they go down, they will take your funds with them.

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          Ed A

          They charge $3.99 per month for non activity. Its hidden in the fine print. They refuse to close account unless I pay up. I haven’t used in three years. They did nothing to remedy the situation.SCAM! STAY AWAY!!!

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            Pam kipeikon

            Organization Name: Sewing

            They have been charging me 179.00 a month and ive never used the swiper one time, contacted fraud dept at my bank

            • Organization Name: Sewing
            Adam Apalategui

            Like so many other reviewers, I wish I had looked here FIRST. Their software has serious compatibility issues, including super popular Samsung tablets. They charge differently than you were promised and try to keep you from changing. When they did open a new account for me to get the flat rate they didn’t close the old account I am stuck with their PCI compliance fee. I had to stop payment on their access to my account and nave now filed a complaint with the Oregon Attorney General…like so many others have…Switched to Square four months ago and still cleaning up this mess…

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              Paul

              Pay Anywhere is the a hack and fraud of a company. DO NOT USE PAY ANYWHERE!I did everything I was supposed to do, I had a booth at the Carlsbad Village Faire and due to my bank not getting me my swiper in time I had an old Pay Anywhere swiper so I used that as a last ditch attempt to have the ability to swipe cards. We set up our booth and had a great day we sold over $4000.00 in thedragonbox.com ( The Dragon Box ). They are not threatening or for no reason holding over $2000.00 of my money in an interest bearing account for 180 Days. The swiper was old and did not have a chip reader so I had to manually enter in my credit cards, each customer presented the card and the license for the card and we charged the card and gave them a receipt via email or text they walked away with the card and the product. We have their street address and signature on file that matches the credit cards and Pay Anywhere refuses to release my funds. I would highly suggest using another processor and DO NOT USE PAY ANYWHERE they will illegally freeze and hold your money for 180 days or more. If there are more of you out there please come forward.I am 1 42 year old male with 4 years in business with my current company and process over 1 million dollar a year and this company wants to hold my money for 180 days for no reason no one called no one charged back there were no issues whatsoever and they want to hold my money for absolutely no reason to hold any of my money at all. This is a scam and has to be illegal on some level and I will use all the resources I have to get my money released!I am out of product and I am out of money right now and Pay Anywhere is playing GOD with my hard earned money! Do Not Use Pay Anywhere there are better alternatives!Gina C is a ( supposedly supervisor ) and Dimitrius B ( is her supposed supervisor ) My company is thedragonbox.com

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                john

                ok so I just got a charge of $25 and a reversal of a legitimate sale from a few days ago…Turns out because payanywhere doesn’t support the EMV chip all bank of america charges that have a chip and are swiped are subject to the reversal and the $25 fee per occurence. I called them up and said it’s not my fault they don’t have a solution. They just said sorry and they would not give me my money back. I intern closed my acct the same day.

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