The legal escort industry is lucrative, yet it gets a bad rap. There are many reasons, from moral to political, yet many are now placing a new label upon the legal escort industry: Human trafficking. Many in the political realm are connecting the two, and many believe their claims. However, the claims could not be further from the truth.
It is a fact that women and children are trafficked in the United States, however, the crimes are not committed in the legal escort industry. These crimes are committed in the illegal industry, whether in illegal brothels or on street corners. This falsified bad reputation can hurt the legal escort industry in more ways than one. For instance, many states are looking at outlawing the businesses, even in states where they are lucrative. Another issue that arises from this is that it can be hard for a legal escorting service to process plastic card payments. The vast majority of payments are conducted via a debit or credit card, and without a merchant account to process these payments, they will usually not occur. Of course, you can ask for cash payments, but many clients will think that this is a shady practice. You should have a merchant account processor.
You should turn to EMB or eMerchantBroker.com. We at EMB have years of experience in dealing with legal escort businesses, and we know the risks that your business is in financially. We will make sure that you are able to accept plastic card payments, as well as help alert you to any fraudulent activity that may occur. This is something that other merchant account processors will not do. It is important that your legal escort service be held to a higher standard since they are even more frowned upon today due to slanderous media coverage. You need the best possible service, and we at EMB can offer that to you.
For more information on getting an escort merchant account, contact us today at 1-800-621-4893.