Payme: Prohibited Items and Activities

There are certain items that cannot be sold using the Payme platform because they either violate the laws in the countries where we and our users conduct business or they are prohibited by our third party payment providers. If you’re unsure whether your business activity or product is prohibited on Payme, please contact us and we will clarify it with you.

You cannot conduct these type of businesses or sell these types of products or services on Payme:

  1. Age restricted products or services
  2. Any product or service that infringes upon the copyright, trademark or trade secrets of any third party
  3. Any product, service or activity that is deceptive, unfair, predatory or prohibited
  4. Bail bonds
  5. Bankruptcy lawyers
  6. Banned adult products
  7. Bidding fee auctions
  8. Blood, bodily fluids or body parts, either human or animal
  9. Chain letters
  10. Check cashing, wire transfers or money orders
  11. Collection agencies
  12. Copyrighted or branded goods that you do not own or have all the necessary rights to offer for sale or promote
  13. Counterfeit goods
  14. Credit card and identity theft protection
  15. Cruise lines
  16. Currency exchanges or dealers
  17. Door-to-door sales
  18. Drug paraphernalia
  19. Embassies, foreign consulates or other foreign governments
  20. Engaging in any form of licensed or unlicensed aggregation or factoring
  21. Engaging in deceptive marketing practices
  22. Essay mills
  23. Evading Card Scheme’s chargeback monitoring programs
  24. Extended warranties
  25. Firms selling business opportunities, investment opportunities, mortgage consulting or reduction, credit counselling, repair or protection or real estate purchases with no money down
  26. Flea markets
  27. Fortune tellers
  28. Gambling (including but not limited to lotteries, Internet gaming, contests, sweepstakes, or offering of prizes as an inducement to purchase goods or services)
  29. “Get rich quick” schemes
  30. Hazardous or restricted items
  31. Human hair, fake hair or hair-extensions
  32. Illegal drugs
  33. Illegal products or services
  34. Mail-order brides
  35. Marijuana dispensaries and related businesses
  36. Money transmitters or money service businesses
  37. Multi-level marketing or pyramid schemes
  38. Negative response marketing
  39. Offensive material
  40. Offering substantial rebates or special incentives to the Cardholder subsequent to the original purchase
  41. Online or other non-face-to-face pharmacies or pharmacy referral services
  42. Online or other non-face-to-face tobacco related product
  43. Passive income products
  44. Personal computer technical support
  45. Personal information in any form
  46. Police badges or uniforms
  47. Prepaid cards or vouchers, unlock codes
  48. Prescription medication
  49. Pseudo pharmaceuticals
  50. Quasi-cash or stored value
  51. Securities brokers
  52. Selling social media activity, such as Twitter followers, Facebook likes or Youtube views
  53. Selling video game or virtual world credits (unless you are the operator of the video game or virtual world)
  54. Sexually-oriented or pornographic services
  55. Shares, securities or other financial products
  56. Sharing Cardholder’s data with another merchant for payment of up-sell or cross-sell product or service
  57. Shipping or forwarding brokers
  58. Sports forecasting or odds making
  59. Stolen property
  60. Substances designed to mimic illegal drugs
  61. Telemarketing
  62. Timeshares
  63. Travel agencies or travel clubs
  64. Virtual currency that can be monetized, re-sold or converted to physical or digital goods or services or otherwise exit the virtual world
  65. Visa and/or immigration services
  66. Weapons, explosives or ammunition

We do our best to keep this list up to date; however, because legislation and rules from our third party providers change regularly, this list may change quickly and without prior notice to you.

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