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Question about adult traffic/paypal

Discussion in 'Membership Sites' started by Scotiatek, Sep 9, 2010.

  1. Scotiatek

    Scotiatek Junior Member

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    Ok, so a say i own a website with non nude girls but promotion adult ad's etc... and have a subscription to the nude images will paypal ban me?

    also if they can what is a good payment processor? or would integration to a cpa lockup program be even good as a 2nd option?


    I was thinking just have a private forum where memberships can be paid for privately and discreetly.
     
  2. CYBERTRON

    CYBERTRON Regular Member

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    You may not use the PayPal service for activities that:

    violate any law, statute, ordinance or regulation

    relate to sales of (a) narcotics, steroids, certain controlled substances or other products that present a risk to consumer safety, (b) drug paraphernalia, (c) items that encourage, promote, facilitate or instruct others to engage in illegal activity, (d) items that promote hate, violence, racial intolerance, or the financial exploitation of a crime, (e) items that are considered obscene, (f) items that infringe or violate any copyright, trademark, right of publicity or privacy or any other proprietary right under the laws of any jurisdiction, (g) certain sexually oriented materials or services, or (h) ammunition, firearms, or certain firearm parts or accessories, or (i) ,certain weapons or knives regulated under applicable law https://cms.paypal.com/us/cgi-bin/m...t_ID=ua/upcoming_policies_full&locale.x=en_US

    and

    http://www.wired.com/techbiz/media/news/2003/03/58208
     
  3. clickobey

    clickobey Junior Member

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    You are definitely risking your paypal account using it take subscriptions payments to adult content.
     
  4. Scotiatek

    Scotiatek Junior Member

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    alright, the main content would not be anything nsfw. all clothed

    What if i just provide access to a forum?

    Can always make another subscription website and have the non-adult site's membership include subscription to the adult one ;)


    Won't be porn or anything just images.
     
  5. HoNeYBiRD

    HoNeYBiRD Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    there's one thing i can't really understand for some time now:
    if paypal is against the adult biz in itself, how come they are partnered with the biggest adult dating network: adultfriendfinder?
     
  6. Scotiatek

    Scotiatek Junior Member

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    subscription to a non adult website and offer subscription to the adult portion so 2 sub;s at once. have it masked so viewers see ( subsribe via paypall, get taken to the whitehat website where they subscribe ) they get subscription to 2 websites?
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    seems like a good way to double monetize if you have 2 related ideas!
     
  7. sourog

    sourog Newbie

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    I know a few adult web masters who have been canceled and had their funds held for a long time by paypal.

    I would recommend using ccbill or an adult friendly plug in play merchant.
     
  8. shudogg

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    Yes, do not use paypal. I rarely use them for things they accept. They have huge issues and suck for a merchant account. Paypal is garbage.

    For anything near the adult biz, use CCBILL.
     
  9. BiggDipper

    BiggDipper Registered Member

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    Call PayPal and ask them they will let you know.
     
  10. Kickflip

    Kickflip BANNED BANNED

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    All I did was add paypal as a payment option for a forum where it suggested you may be able to "hookup" with other members... The forum had 0 posts, 0 active members, 0 pictures... Just an empty forum. I was banned within 3 hours and nobody had even visited the website (outside of paypal staff).
     
  11. Griffin

    Griffin Regular Member

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    You're risking a lot by doing things this way. PayPal is notorious for banning unseemly businesses that are technically within the rules. With any processor, you could have issues. And of course you still have to follow 2256/2257, even if you are providing non-nudes.
     
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  12. dthbah2006

    dthbah2006 Registered Member

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    I emailed the bastards asking them about something similar to your situation and the froze my account.

    I sent a random email to their AUP department and they took the email address from which I sent the question and started looking at all of my transactions from anywhere and everywhere.

    Before they would restore the account I had to remove any mention to PP from any of my sites that had even the slightest hint of adult material.

    I would replace their ass in a heart beat if I could find a suitable replacement.
     
  13. reallife

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    Don't even bother trying.
    You may dodge them for a while.
    But when they find you, they'll just freeze your money.
    Logically it may not be right. But they do whatever they please.
    Is it really worth it to you to try to find what you *think* is a loophole?