EMV Payment Systems Overview
EMV Payment Systems is a merchant account provider that prominently advertises its ability to provide EMV-compliant terminals to merchants in accordance with credit card processing industry regulations. Although EMV Payment Systems places a major focus on the equipment it sells, the company also opens merchant accounts that can be used with its equipment. The backend processor that services these merchant accounts is not named on the EMV Payment Systems website. The company also does not name its owner, executive management, founding year, or location on its website.
EMV Payment Systems’s products and services include countertop credit card terminals, wireless terminals, mobile phone processing, electronic check acceptance, e-commerce solutions, sales reporting, and merchant cash advance. The company offers live phone support from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Daniel Drake is listed as a managing member at EMV Payment Systems, while “B Lambert” is the company’s principal.
At a glance
Location: Henderson, Nevada (also: Schaumburg, Illinois, and Phoenix, Arizona)
Acquiring bank: Wells Fargo Bank
Phone number: 866-714-0641
E-mail: [email protected]
Online reputation and reviews
EMV Payment Systems is the subject of over 30 negative reviews on consumer protection forums. Many of these complaints describe a borderline fraudulent practice known as “slamming,” in which EMV Payment Systems telemarketers pretend to be a merchant’s current processor in order to deceive the merchant into signing a second merchant account contract through EMV Payment Systems or equipment lease through Northern Leasing Systems. Complainants state that EMV Payment Systems reps will claim to be from “Merchant Services” and will state that the merchant’s account has been flagged as “low risk,” which makes the merchant eligible for better rates. Unsuspecting merchants run the risk of signing long-term contracts or equipment leases that cannot be cancelled without expensive termination fees.
Less serious complaints describe aggressive telemarketing efforts, poor customer service, and difficulty cancelling the service. Despite its low complaint total, EMV Payment Systems has a very bad reputation among online reviewers.
Legal actions and lawsuits
There are no outstanding or recently resolved legal actions related to EMV Payment Systems at this time.
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