Restricted Businesses

The following categories of businesses and business practices are restricted. Restricted Businesses can be accepted only upon separate approval.

  1. Online tobacco, e-cigarette sales, or related items (such as personal vaporizers or e-juice)
  2. Virtual currency that can be monetized, resold or converted to physical or digital products or services or otherwise exit the virtual world
  3. Marijuana dispensaries and related businesses
  4. Currency exchanges or dealers
  5. Gambling (including but not limited to lotteries, Internet gaming, contests, sweepstakes, or offering of prizes as an inducement to purchase products or services)
  6. Sports forecasting or odds making
  7. Money transmitters or money service businesses
  8. Online pharmacies or pharmacy referral services
  9. Multi- level marketing
  10. Prepaid phone cards, phone services or cell phones
  11. Stored value, e - wallets, e- money
  12. Securities brokers
Prohibited Businesses

The following categories of businesses and business practices are prohibited from using the Service (“Prohibited Businesses”). Most, although not all, of these Prohibited Business categories are imposed by Alternative Payment Network rules or the requirements of our banking providers or processors and the law. If you are uncertain as to whether your business is a Prohibited Business, or have questions about how these requirements apply to you, please contact us.

By registering for Alternative Payments, you are confirming that you will not use the Service to accept payments in connection with the following businesses, business activities or business practices:

  1. Weapons and munitions
  2. Engaging in deceptive marketing practices
  3. Sharing consumer information with another merchant for payment of up-sell or cross-sell product or service
  4. Engaging in any form of licensed or unlicensed aggregation or factoring
  5. Bidding fee auctions
  6. Collection agencies
  7. Counterfeit products
  8. Firms selling business opportunities, investment opportunities, mortgage consulting or reduction, credit counseling, repair or protection, or real estate purchases with no money down
  9. Credit card and identity theft protection
  10. Essay mills
  11. Flea markets
  12. Drug paraphernalia
  13. Psychic services
  14. “Get rich quick” schemes
  15. Mail-order brides
  16. Pyramid schemes
  17. Substances designed to mimic illegal drugs
  18. Personal computer technical support
  19. Any product or service that infringes upon the copyright, trademark, or trade secrets of any third party