Flagship Merchant Services

Flagship Merchant Services Review

Signed up for Merchant Services on February 4, 2009. I have a small internet business and wanted to be able to accept credit cards. I started using their services on February 10, 2009. On February 17, 2009 (seven days later), one of their departments called me to give me 30 days notice that they were terminating my merchant account contract due to the fact that they could not handle accounts like mine (ie, they don”t want to work with online web businesses with the exception of web hosting). Of course, I would prefer to work with a company that accepts and specializes in the type of business I am in… However, what was truly irritating was the fact that they were SO quick to sign me up, they spent so much time in the beginning trying to get my account. They had an entire department look over my credit, my business history (I had to turn over some sensitive information), they poured over my web site, they did “google”-type checks on my site (to see if I was selling anything on eBay, or selling anything illegal), etc. That”s the process you have to go through in order to get approved for a merchant account, and I was fine with that. The horror was, after this week-long procedure, they approved me. A few days later, I find out that my business could not be supported by their services. They were “kind” enough to give me 30-days notice to find another merchant processor. Meanwhile, they placed me on some sort of “watchlist” – not the TMF (Terminated Merchant File), however, any watchlist of merchants is still a type of blacklist. I haven”t done anything wrong! Flagship went out of the their way to court our business and sign us up – without thoroughly checking if we were the right business type for their company. They seem to just sign EVERYBODY up, and then after they get their business, THEN they start asking questions. Although they can”t put me on the TMF because I don”t owe them any money – their poor and irresponsible business practices have made it difficult for me to find another merchant processor! Though I have done nothing wrong – my business is suffering! They have even told me that they would hold all of my money for six months (“just in case” – of what, I have no idea). Be careful who you decide to work with when it comes to getting a Merchant Service account. Flagship Merchant Services, Merchant Warehouse, and about a hundred other different companies work under the umbrella of “First Data”. The odds are stacked against the merchant – there is a TMF and about a dozen other types of blacklists of merchants, and YET THERE IS NO SIMILAR LIST warning of merchant processors who will damage your business and your credibility (and just because they”re so anxious to make a few extra bucks!). First Data is backed by Wells Fargo Bank. If there is ever a blacklist of merchant processors for merchants out there – these banks/companies should be on the list: – Wells Fargo – First Data – Flagship Merchant Services – Merchant Warehouse – Any other of the hundred companies that process through First Data.

Read More Reviews and Complaints

  1. Marx Droegmiller
    June 13, 2020
  2. Sari Howles
    June 13, 2020
  3. Shan Vanpoucke
    June 13, 2020
  4. Deann Simich
    June 13, 2020
  5. Sandy Peraza
    June 13, 2020
  6. Lillia Pangrazio
    June 13, 2020
  7. Shanna Bronson
    June 13, 2020

Rate and Write a Review on Flagship Merchant Services


Bay Country Financial Services Complaint

BORROWER BEWARE! I was in a situation and had to come up with $1, 000.00 immediately. My friend told me about this company that did title

Apporio Infolabs Complaint

Apporio was supposed to deliver the app in February. They have asked for a two-month extension. After two months they just showed me the

MyPartyShirt.com Complaint

Anyway, I purchased an item from mypartyshirt.com and was guaranteed that I would receive my items by the 31st. This was a Halloween

North Shore-LIJ Complaint

Adam stein is an INCOMPETENT and negligent dr who let my friend Kevin Deane bleed to death when he worked at mt sinai Hospital. Stein

Childcarenetwork.com Complaint

A lady from our job was passing around a book for her daycare full of items. Many of the staff members order several things from this book

GV Management Company Complaint

Can anyone explain how to contact GV Management Company? I only know they are based in the UK and that’s because I have read their