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Global Prohibited and Restricted Businesses

BridgerPay has strict guidelines regarding the businesses, products, and services that we deem to be prohibited or restricted from using BridgerPay’s services.

  • Prohibited – we will not process for these products and services.
  • Restricted – may be eligible but only with prior approval in writing from BridgerPay Compliance.

The types of businesses listed below are representative, but not exhaustive. Businesses that offer illegal products or services are never eligible to use BridgerPay.

If you are uncertain as to whether a business is Prohibited or Restricted or you have questions about how these requirements apply to your clients, please contact BridgerPay Compliance (compliance@bridgerpay.com).

Prohibited Products and Services – will not be allowed
  1. Adult entertainment, website or contents such as:
    • Sexually oriented items such as sex toys
    • Adult escorts, prostitution services and massage parlours
    • Child pornography
    • Male or Female Sexual Enhancement Supplements or Products
    • Video texting or paid subscriptions to live-streaming where it involves adult erotic content or conversations
    • Gentleman’s Clubs, Strip Clubs and Topless Bars
  2. Counterfeit items
  3. Credit repair services
  4. Drugs or drug proprietors selling illegal substances
  5. Drug paraphernalia that involves equipment designed for making or using drugs
  6. Espionage equipment and accessories
  7. Human remains and body parts
  8. Illegal investment schemes
  9. Illegal downloads of movies, music, computer and video games
  10. Illegal software – e.g. Malware, Software to break encryption of phones/computers
  11. Illegal sale of financial information (e.g. bank accounts, bank cards)
  12. Poisonous and hazardous materials
  13. Products/Services promoting abuse, hatred, racism, religious persecution, terrorism, violence or contain offensive content
  14. Pyramid or ponzi schemes
  15. Sanction list inclusions (global)
  16. Shell banks and companies
  17. Signal Jammers/Blockers that interferes with cellular/communication devices
  18. Stolen goods including digital and virtual goods
  19. Surrogacy services
  20. Tattoo Parlours
  21. Tobacco / Cigar / Electronic Cigarette / Nicotine content products
  22. Trade of weapons, ammunition, military arms, explosive devices and firearm parts
  23. Any other category, products or services that BridgerPay decides to prohibit, in its sole discretion.

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