Prohibited Products

Prohibited Products

Geert Jan Sloos avatar
Written by Geert Jan Sloos
Updated over a week ago

The following products and activities are not allowed on PayRequest. This is almost always because they violate U.S. federal law, they are prohibited by card network rules, or they are restricted by our payment processing partners.

If you are unsure whether your content is prohibited on PayRequest, please contact us at [email protected] with a description or example of the content.

  1. unlicensed proprietary content

  2. food products and ingredients (including consumer packaged goods, livestock, plants, and seeds)

  3. airlines

  4. bail bonds

  5. bankruptcy lawyers

  6. bidding fee or penny auctions

  7. age or legally restricted products or services

  8. sexually-oriented or pornographic content (including but not limited to adult books or video, adult telephone conversations or audio, membership to adult websites or content, companion or escort services, dating services, mail-order brides, massage parlors and prostitution, or content of any format that features characters who are minors, are depicted as minors, or are suggested to be minors in any sexual or sensual context)

  9. cell phones/pagers

  10. centralized reservation services

  11. collection agencies

  12. chain letters

  13. check cashing

  14. counterfeit goods/replicas

  15. currency exchange (including physical, digital or cryptographic currency exchange)

  16. consulting firms

  17. services (including, but not limited to, "get rich quick" schemes, business opportunities, investment opportunities, mortgage consulting, real estate purchases, mortgage reduction services and credit repair and protection)

  18. billing services (including, but not limited to, accepting payment for services rendered and billing for services to be performed in the future)

  19. credit card and identity theft protection

  20. cruise lines

  21. flea markets

  22. drug paraphernalia

  23. essay mills/paper mills

  24. extended warranties

  25. fortune tellers

  26. gambling (including legal gambling where the cardholder is not present when the bet is made, lotteries, illegal gambling, internet gambling, sports forecasting and odds making)

  27. illegal products or services

  28. marijuana dispensaries and related businesses

  29. money transmission

  30. money service businesses

  31. multi-level marketing or pyramid schemes

  32. wire transfers or money orders

  33. pharmacies or internet pharmacies

  34. pseudo pharmaceuticals (including anti-aging pills, sexual stimulants, weight loss pills, diet pills)

  35. quasi-cash or stores of value

  36. security brokerage

  37. door-to-door sales

  38. offering substantial rebates or special incentives that are awarded to the cardholder subsequent to the original purchase

  39. negative response marketing techniques

  40. deceptive marketing practices

  41. reselling private label rights products

  42. shipping/forwarding brokers

  43. substances designed to mimic illegal drugs

  44. telemarketing

  45. timeshares

  46. tobacco products

  47. weapons or ammunition

  48. jewelry or beauty products

Last updated: 28-08-2022

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