Attorney General Joseph A. Foster Resolves Allegations of Consumer Protection Violations Against Merchants’ Choice Payment Solutions and Merchants’ Choice Payment Solutions of Florida, LLC Related to Their Deceptive Payment Processing Services Solicitations to New Hampshire Companies.
released on September 22, 2015
found in newsletter: September 2015
Attorney General Joseph A. Foster announces that his Consumer Protection and Antitrust Bureau has entered into an Assurance of Discontinuance with Merchants’ Choice Payment Solutions and Merchants’ Choice Payment Solutions of Florida, LLC to resolve allegations that both companies engaged in unfair or deceptive business practices in violation of the Consumer Protection Act, NH RSA 358-A.
Merchants’ Choice Payment Solutions is located in The Woodlands, Texas. Merchants’ Choice Payment Solutions of Florida, LLC is located in Largo, Florida.
These companies initiated thousands of solicitations calls, both in-person and through telephone contacts, to New Hampshire businesses who accept credit card payments from their own customers, attempting to solicit the businesses to enroll in payment processing services, merchant account monitoring and other ancillary services. Both companies were unable to quantify the exact number of these calls made to New Hampshire businesses.
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