Prohibited Businesses

The following categories of businesses and business practices are prohibited from using the Service (“Prohibited Businesses”). Most, although not all, of these Prohibited Business categories are imposed by Alternative Payment Network rules or the requirements of our banking providers or processors and the law. If you are uncertain as to whether your business is a Prohibited Business, or have questions about how these requirements apply to you, please contact us.

By registering for 2000Charge, you are confirming that you will not use the Service to accept payments in connection with the following businesses, business activities or business practices:

  1. Online or other non-face-to-face tobacco, e-cigarette sales, or related items (such as personal vaporizers or e-juice)
  2. Weapons and munitions
  3. Virtual currency that can be monetized, re-sold or converted to physical or digital products or services or otherwise exit the virtual world
  4. Marijuana dispensaries and related businesses
  5. Door-to-door sales
  6. Offering substantial rebates or special incentives to the cardholder subsequent to the original purchase
  7. Negative response marketing
  8. Engaging in deceptive marketing practices
  9. Sharing consumer information with another merchant for payment of up-sell or cross-sell product or service
  10. Engaging in any form of licensed or unlicensed aggregation or factoring
  11. Bail bonds
  12. Bankruptcy lawyers
  13. Bidding fee auctions
  14. Collection agencies
  15. Chain letters
  16. Check cashing, wire transfers, or money orders
  17. Counterfeit products
  18. Currency exchanges or dealers
  19. Embassies, foreign consulates, or other foreign governments
  20. Firms selling business opportunities, investment opportunities, mortgage consulting or reduction, credit counseling, repair or protection, or real estate purchases with no money down
  21. Credit card and identity theft protection
  22. Essay mills
  23. Flea markets
  24. Drug paraphernalia
  25. Extended warranties
  26. Psychic services
  27. “Get rich quick” schemes
  28. Gambling (including but not limited to lotteries, Internet gaming, contests, sweepstakes, or offering of prizes as an inducement to purchase products or services)
  29. Sports forecasting or odds making
  30. Illegal products or services
  31. Mail-order brides
  32. Money transmitters or money service businesses
  33. Multi-level marketing or pyramid schemes
  34. Online or other non-face-to-face pharmacies or pharmacy referral services
  35. Prepaid phone cards, phone services or cell phones
  36. Pseudo pharmaceuticals
  37. Quasi-cash or stored value
  38. Securities brokers
  39. Shipping or forwarding brokers
  40. Substances designed to mimic illegal drugs
  41. Telemarketing
  42. Telecommunications equipment and telephone sales
  43. Personal computer technical support
  44. Any product or service that infringes upon the copyright, trademark, or trade secrets of any third party
  45. Funding any of the items included on this Prohibited Businesses list