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Hide Product from Merchant Processor?

Discussion in 'Business & Tax Advice' started by BlackHatMatt55, Nov 30, 2015.

  1. BlackHatMatt55

    BlackHatMatt55 Newbie

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    Hello
    I have a rather mild product, but I cannot get the product approved by merchant processors.

    I was wondering if anyone knew of any tactics to hiding a product from merchant processors?

    Do they regularly conduct audits?
     
  2. throwaway1234

    throwaway1234 Newbie

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    As far as I know, the standard way to do this is to set up a second webshop with completely clean products, and get a merchant processor for that one. Then you route your sales of your real/main webshop through that one. I've never tried it, so I don't know what snags you would run into though.
     
  3. BlackHatMatt55

    BlackHatMatt55 Newbie

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    Thanks.
    Anyone else have any input on this?
     
  4. Skyebug77

    Skyebug77 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Eventually You will get caught if the web product is too shady, but yes do as throwaway1234 recommends.
     
  5. BlackHatMatt55

    BlackHatMatt55 Newbie

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    How do they catch you?
     
  6. RuthSam

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    LoL it will take 1 simple dispute by 1 customer and your funds get frozen and you get blacklisted! You need a processor that will mix your transactions with other legit trx if this should just have a little chance to bring you some money before the entire shit burns up. Visa & MC so the MAP's are not stupid any longer and know all these little trick from the past around 2000 / 2001 :D