Credit Card Merchant Service

  Credit Card Merchant Service  - How to dispute a faulty credit card bill and claim a chargeback  - Jun 18, 2007  

Credit cards are increasingly being used for offline and online shopping. With this rapidly growing phenomenon there are reports of credit card misuse and shopping fraud which might require disputing a particular credit card bill.

A person can dispute his credit card bill in two ways. First, when he hasn't bought anything and the actual purchase or billing on the credit card was done by someone else fraudulently or it simply got there by mistake. In second case the credit card holder purchases something (usually online) and when he receives the product he finds it substandard, defective, or simply a wrong shipment. In both the cases credit card holders can get their amount back because they were duped in one way or another.

The process of disputing a fraudulent or unworthy credit card bill is pretty simple. A very basic thing such as keeping record of every transaction that you make until things get satisfactory or they show correctly on your billing statements, helps tremendously in this process.

In the first case where you find that someone has fraudulently billed your credit card, contact the credit card company as soon as you receive any such communication. Talk to the credit card company representative, keep a record of the communication. Tell them that you didn't purchase that thing, and it is a faulty statement. Most of the credit card companies will simply revert the process. Because the credit card fraud liability in US is $50, that's all you owe, and if you have a good relationship with the credit card company this fee is also waived.

In second case when you get a damaged, incorrect or substandard product. Contact the merchant and tell him about the problem, keep a record of every complaint and conversation. If possible interact with the merchant in writing. If the response is positive and the merchant agrees to replace back the product, things are settled. Otherwise contact the credit card company and tell them about your problem. Enclose the copies of complaint and details of defective product. Ask them for a chargeback. All the big credit card companies favour the customer whenever there is a complaint. So, in most of the cases you will get a chargeback.

Being cautious while using credit card and not allowing them to fall into wrong hands will help you avoid any credit card faulty billings. Reading your credit card monthly statements carefully, and checking them against actual purchases will help you find out the wrong statements and dispute them instantly.

  Credit Card Merchant Service  - All Access Prepaid Visa : An excellent prepaid card  - May 7, 2007  

Prepaid cards give you tremendous flexibility and worldwide acceptance. With the financial discipline they promote, prepaid cards have become a popular tool to improve credit history. In this article we take a look at the benefits and fees associated with All Access® Prepaid Visa® Card.

The All Access® Prepaid Visa® Card gives you the simplicity and the convenience you need to manage your finances. All Access is more than just a card - it's a full service account that takes care of all of your financial needs in just one place.

Benefits
100% Approved - no credit check and bad credit is okay.
$10,000 Load Capacity - reloadable at retailers nationwide.
No Upfront Payment - and no minimum balance requirements.
FREE Savings Accounts - higher rate than most national banks.
FREE Instant Transfers - send money to other cardholders.
FREE Account Alerts - email or text messages on account activity.
FREE Direct Deposit - make payday faster and safer.
Online Bill Pay - pay bills to anyone at any time, online.
Extra Cards - on the same account for family members or yourself.

Fees associated with All Access® Prepaid Visa® Card


Annual Fee: $0
Cash Advance Fee: $2.00 for U.S. ATM transactions; $4.95 for international ATM
Minimum Deposit: $10
Application Fee: $9.95
Participation Fee: ($9.95 monthly) or optionally pay per transaction
Reload Fee: $0 for direct deposits or PayPal transfers, $4.95 for ACH or credit or debit card transfers; In person retail cash load fees vary by merchant location.
Inactive Fee: $5.95

The fees and benefits associated with All Access® Prepaid Visa® Card are totally at the discretion of issuing company and can change without notice. It is advised to read the terms and conditions carefully from the All Access® Prepaid Visa® Card website while making an application, to get the latest details about the offer.

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