It is no secret that online payment processors like PayPal and WePay, are hostile towards adult content, even though PayPal began its empire associating with the very industry it now has sworn to ban. Many a sex worker and adult business has been given the ominous warning email stating that their account will be shut down and assets frozen if they continue operation, and some have even had accounts frozen and monies evaporate without warning. Is there any hope for sex workers and adult businesses to receive online payment?
Sex worker Kitty Stryker, recently recounted her horror story dealing with PayPal and online transactions. It seems that PayPal and other popular online payment processors not only go after transactions they deem as “adult,” but also after any individuals who are currently associated or formerly associated with sex work in any capacity. A few years ago, porn performer Maggie Mayhem tried to raise money to fund relief work in Haiti, but PayPal shut down the account simply because of her professional history.
It’s not just PayPal and WePay that is making online payment processing near impossible for the adult merchant accounts, Amazon Payments and Google Wallet have also followed suit; shutting down accounts and freezing legitimately earned money if they suspect the account owner is in any way affiliated with the porn industry.
This blind discrimination against this community has had two effects on porn businesses and affiliated individuals. First, it has discouraged people and businesses from online payment processing, forcing many to deal in cash. Secondly, it has left many in the adult industry searching for legitimate payment processors that perform online payment processing.
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