Strapped For Cash? This Hooker Accepts Card Payments Through Square on Her iPhone [Video]

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Meet Julie Summers. She’s a “street worker” (prostitute) who is dragging her industry into the 21st century. Julie is the first — certainly that I know of — who doesn’t just accept cash, but will also take card using the Square service on her iPhone.

Square is a service that allows you to plug a small credit card reader into your iOS device’s headphone jack and take credit card payments on the go. On the company’s website, Square is marketed as a service “for everyone,” but I bet they didn’t expect street workers adopt the system.

Julie says she “got a hold of the box,” and it really revolutionized the way she does “her business.” She says clients think it’s great because they get a receipt emailed to them, it’s safe & secure, and her “pimp loves it!”

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What’s more, she uses her customer’s email addresses to send out group rates and “holiday specials.” Julie says that while Thanksgiving is usually a slow season, she can send out an “email blast” and get “good hits” from that.

“I just love having guys swipe their credit card through my box.”

The video is part of a project that demonstrates some of the advantages of using the mobile applications. It was filmed by Roger BStillz, and you can find out more about the project on his blog.

[via The Next Web]

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32 responses to “Strapped For Cash? This Hooker Accepts Card Payments Through Square on Her iPhone [Video]”

  1. Atienne says:

    I dunno… i find it all a bit suspect that a pro would make this advertising that could later be used against her, and that her clients would want a receipt emailed where someone could find it.

  2. mike_key says:

    This is a joke right?

  3. esizzle says:

    fake!  last thing ANY guy wants is a per trail of this sort of thing.  and “i can deduct the cost of condoms?”  what income is she reporting to deduct that from?  just lot a lot of drug dealers get tax deductions for plastic baggies!

  4. doucie1 says:

    So, do you have to swipe through her slot?

  5. Mike says:

    All of these comments asking if this is real. Really?

    Do all of you really think this is real? I mean, come on!

  6. Sashaquintero says:

    IT is not real. Square does not provide email blasts. In fact they don’t give you (the merchant) any of the private information. I guess she could also be creating a database of clients at the same time. But very unlikely.

  7. Al says:

    Publicity stunt.

  8. Bitter Witch says:

    LMFAO.  And of course it’s not real, people.  *face palm*

  9. Harold Cho says:

    This better be a joke…
    This is the last thing we need right now. 

  10. Phil says:

    They should reference this lady in one of the videos of how iPhone is revolutionizing the world. This could be a real good jump for Tim.

  11. Chris says:

    so don’t let your wifes view your email^^

  12. poppa1138 says:

    all that swiping,does her box get a little loose?

  13. shahn says:

    hahah nice

  14. Juan Carlos says:

    Make sure your card is not not from a joint account… “Honey, what is this charge for fun time with Julie for?” lol.. I’m sure fake.

  15. Christoffer Engelbrektsson says:

    Of course this is fake but I’ve got to admit, it’s pretty hilarious! “Discounts and holiday specials” 

  16. Na says:

    can’t wait for the the NFC version… 

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