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Frank Kehl

Senior Staff Writer

8+ Years At Merchant Maverick

Expertise: Payments

Education: Juris Doctorate, Ventura College of Law

Frank has been writing about payment processing and business services since 2015. He is a retired Air Force officer and a former practicing attorney. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from The Pennsylvania State University and a Juris Doctorate degree from the Ventura College of Law, and currently resides in Paso Robles, California.

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Address Verification Service

How To Use An AVS Check To Reduce eCommerce Fraud & Protect Your Business

AVS is an acronym for the Address Verification Service, a feature that’s used to compare the address given to you by your customer and the billing address on file with the cardholder’s issuing bank. AVS serves two primary functions: (1) to deter fraud by confirming that the customer is the legitimate cardholder, and (2) to help prevent chargebacks by giving you additional information to verify your customer’s identity. Read on for more info.

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May 19, 2020 Filed under: Credit Card Processing, eCommerce, PCI Compliance
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Venmo Review

As we increasingly move toward a cashless society, P2P apps such as Venmo will become more of a fixture of everyday life. The company offers a high-quality product, and for users who just want to send or receive the occasional payment, it’s possible to use Venmo without paying a dime for it.

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Dec 15, 2023 Filed under: Mobile Payments Reviews

What Is A Merchant Account?

Once a merchant account has been set up, business owners can start accepting payments when customers use their credit cards to pay for a product or service. But what sets merchant accounts apart from other credit card processing solutions and how, exactly, do you integrate them with your business? Let’s quickly cover what merchant accounts are, how they work, and why so many business owners use them to accept cashless payments.

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Sep 7, 2023 Filed under: Credit Card Processing
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7 Best High-Risk Merchant Accounts In 2024

Choosing a high-risk merchant account provider isn’t the same as working with other payment processors. You can expect different pricing and contract terms — but you shouldn’t compromise on customer service. Here are six great providers that offer great service, fair pricing, and reasonable contracts for small businesses.

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Feb 13, 2024 Filed under: High-Risk Merchant Accounts