Dharma Blog

New Employee Denieal Williams

Posted in Customer Support.

Denieal Williams.  Denieal Williams is the newest member of the Dharma team –– she joined us in June as a support specialist. Her background is in customer support and office support and management, and she will most likely be your first point-of-contact when you call in into Dharma for support. Although she was born in …

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Optometrists in need of processing!

Posted in Industry News and tagged with , , , , , , .

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There are several thousand optometrists that operate nationwide from within large, big-box retailers. Recently, a few of these retailers have stopped offering credit card processing to their in-house optometrists! This has left many optometrists scrambling for credit card processing at the last minute. Don’t let an unexpected business change result in paying high processing fees! By …

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Giving Back – Mercy Corps

Posted in Dharma's Giving Back, Nonprofit, Social Responsibility.

Mercy Corps. We’re proud to introduce this month’s Giving Back recipient. Headquartered in Portland, OR, Mercy Corps is a global humanitarian organization empowering people to recover from crisis, build better lives and transform their communities for good. In more than 40 countries, they partner to put bold solutions into action, helping people triumph over adversity …

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Cyber Security

Posted in Customer Support.

Cyber Security. As a client stakeholder of Dharma Merchant Services, you are one of over 3,000 businesses (generating over $1 billion of annual sales) across the country that trust us for providing payment processing services that are so critical to operating a successful business. There are increasing complexities to the process of accepting cards in …

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Women’s Equality Day

Posted in Social Responsibility.

Women’s Equality Day. August 26 will mark the 97th anniversary of passage of the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution – the Equal Rights  Amendment, which granted the right of women to vote. This, after it’s first introduction to Congress on behalf of Susan B. Anthony 42 years earlier! Ironically, in 1868, the 14th Amendment​ …

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Fraud Alert!

Posted in Customer Support, Industry News and tagged with .

Fraud Alert! Stolen Credit card numbers are all the rage these days ever since the chip card (EMV) initiative began. Fraud Alert ! It seems that data encryption inherent in the new EMV activated point-of-sale devices has forced fraudsters to move to ecommerce sites, using their “card testing” schemes. Fraud rings have developed specialized servers …

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BIN-2 MasterCard Update

Posted in Customer Support, Industry News and tagged with , .

BIN-2 MasterCard Update. You may have heard about the new “BIN-2” – aka “MasterCard” update. Recently, MasterCard has started allowing issuing banks to create MasterCard accounts with a new numbering system. In the past, all MasterCard account numbers always had a “5” prefix. (Similarly, Visa always starts with a “4”, AMEX always starts with a …

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Purpose & Business

Posted in Uncategorized.

Purpose & Business. I recently returned from the Conscious Company Leaders Forum conference, which was held at a wonderful new learning center in Scotts Valley, CA called 1440 Multiversity. This small gathering drew participants from around the globe who are committed to the new green economy, the triple bottom line model, the social responsibility movement, …

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Interview with Dharma COO

Posted in Dharma's Culture, Dharma's Giving Back, Industry News, Social Responsibility.

Interview with Dharma COO. Recent Cardrates.com interview with Dharma’s Nick Bencivenga: “As the move toward a cashless society accelerates, businesses are evolving to accept an array of payment methods. While the field is competitive, one payments processor is prioritizing the planet over profits. Dharma Merchant Services looks to not only streamline payments for businesses with its Interchange-plus pricing …

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