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"Welcome to Arlington Web Services"

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Arlington Web Services is a software development company, started in 1986 by Robert L. Kister (Bob) in Columbus, Ohio. With an engineering degree from the Ohio State University, Bob spent many years working for the Timken Company and was instrumental in many innovative changes that were both economical and efficient in keeping Timken as an industry leader for many years. When Bob left Timken, he used his knowledge from the workplace and software programming skills to develop the first and only software add-on for MS Word that would correctly convert math equations in word processors. This product, MathEdit, revolutionized the industry at that time, aiding many universities and businesses with their documentation needs until Microsoft was able to develop their own answer to the problem.

After that Bob began developing a second and unique endeavor in software. This was the Pageville Shopping Cart which used a Microsoft Front Page plug-in to build a shopping cart which had capabilities for the blossoming eCommerce facet of the Internet.

The Shopping Cart Experience...

In 1996 we began creating the Pageville Shopping Cart. We were cutting edge at the time as we created the only plugin for Microsoft Front Page. We had the credit card processed with card information going directly to the processing service. The card information except for the last four digits were never saved on our server and never delivered to our customers. That was and still is the preferred method today. Microsoft discontinue Front Page about 10 years ago. We discontinued service in January 2015.
Most of our customers manually processed their credit card transactions. We encrypted the card information and saved it on our server when buyers made purchase. Our customers, the merchant, would log into their account on our server to retrieve and decrypt the card information. Then they manually processed the card. This was the process used by most small businesses at that time.

Other Adventures...

Over the years since then, we have had numerous endeavors. In 2002 we began developing MySpamGone®. This was a spam control program for webmail services such as Yahoo Mail, Hotmail and the like. During development the webmail system had many changes and by near completion, MySpamGone was ruled obsolete, so we abandoned that, and started on various other projects.

Current Priority: Why we are so passionate about Credit Card Fraud.

The year was 2019 and Bob had got his golf cart repaired. They brought the repaired cart back to Bob's house and informed us that they no longer accepted credit cards for payment because they had been paid $1,000 by a stolen credit card. We decided then that merchants could save a lot if they could stop being paid by a stolen card. So we shifted our priority to "Stop Being Paid by Stolen Credit Cards"
Arlington Web Services, Inc. BBB Business Review
Arlington Web Services, Inc. BBB Business Review