List of Restricted/Prohibited Items and Business Activities

Modified on Thu, 25 Apr at 10:25 AM

By registering for Payments AI, you cannot use this Service to accept payments in connection with any prohibited businesses, business activities, or business practices.


List of Restricted/Prohibited Items:

  1. First, you cannot sell or promote any items or services that are prohibited by law in the jurisdiction of the transaction.

  2. You cannot sell any of the items listed below:

    1. Any illegal goods or services or that encourage, promote, facilitate, or instruct others to engage in illegal activity.

    2. Escort & Bride catalogs, sexual services, mail order brides, prostitution

    3. Financial consulting services and Real Estate

    4. Resellers – if you are a reseller of a product or service you must obtain the appropriate reseller certificate or permission.

    5. Foreign Currency Exchange services or software, binary options

    6. Crypto currency

    7. Live animals, Human body parts/fluids/remains (excluding hair pieces)

    8. Items that include computer viruses, worms, trojan horses, dishonest adware, crimeware, unauthorized rootkits, and other malicious and/or illegal software.

    9. Medical Benefit Packages, discount medical cards, Medical/ therapy services, medical consultation services, dental plans

    10. Unapproved drugs, and devices mimicking illegal drugs

    11. Phone unlock services, Jail breakers

    12. Pornography and adult content featuring children and/or individuals under the age of 18 years; and/or featuring rape/violence/bestiality and/or all other illegal sexual content.

    13. Products that infringe or violate copyright, trademarks, privacy, IP rights

    14. Rape/Violence

    15. Replica, branded name knock-off products, stolen/recalled property, Counterfeit goods

    16. Satellite, Cable signal decoders/cards

    17. Selling social media activity, Twitter followers Facebook Likes, YouTube reviews

    18. Sites promoting hatred, racism, religious persecution, or containing offensive content

    19. Lifetime Services

    20. Virtual Credit

    21. Virtual gaming chips, credits, penny auctions, auctions with non-refundable bid or participation fees

    22. Weapons, Firearms, ammunition, explosives, hazardous materials, combustibles, knives

    23. Nutraceuticals or any consumables

    24. Crowdfunding



If you are uncertain as to whether your business is a Prohibited Business or have questions about how these requirements apply to you, please reach out to us by clicking the blue support widget in the bottom right-hand corner of this page or email us at


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