Prohibited Businesses --- Australia

Last Updated: May 26, 2014

There are certain categories of businesses and business practices for which the Payment Service cannot be used (“Prohibited Businesses”). Most, although not all, of these Prohibited Business categories are imposed by Card Scheme rules or the requirements of our banking providers or processors. We maintain a list here. By registering for Stripe, you confirm that you will not use the Payment Service to accept payments in connection with any of the Prohibited Business. 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 Stripe.

By accepting this Agreement you confirm that you will satisfy these requirements.

  1. Door-to-door sales
  2. Offering substantial rebates or special incentives to the Cardholder subsequent to the original purchase
  3. Negative response marketing
  4. Engaging in deceptive marketing practices
  5. Sharing Cardholder’s data with another merchant for payment of up-sell or cross-sell product or service
  6. Evading Card Scheme’s chargeback monitoring programs
  7. Engaging in any form of licensed or unlicensed aggregation or factoring
  8. Airlines
  9. Age verification
  10. Age restricted products or services
  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 goods
  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. Cruise lines
  23. Essay mills
  24. Flea markets
  25. Drug paraphernalia
  26. Extended warranties
  27. Fortune tellers
  28. “Get rich quick” schemes
  29. Gambling (including but not limited to lotteries, Internet gaming, contests, sweepstakes, or offering of prizes as an inducement to purchase goods or services)
  30. Sports forecasting or odds making
  31. Illegal products or services
  32. Mail-order brides
  33. Marijuana dispensaries and related businesses
  34. Money transmitters or money service businesses
  35. Multi-level marketing or pyramid schemes
  36. Online or other non-face-to-face pharmacies or pharmacy referral services
  37. Prepaid phone cards, phone services or cell phones
  38. Pseudo pharmaceuticals
  39. Quasi-cash or stored value
  40. Securities brokers
  41. Sexually-oriented or pornographic products or services
  42. Shipping or forwarding brokers
  43. Substances designed to mimic illegal drugs
  44. Telemarketing
  45. Telecommunications equipment and telephone sales
  46. Timeshares
  47. Travel agencies or travel clubs
  48. Online or other non-face-to-face tobacco or e-cigarette sales
  49. Weapons and munitions
  50. Virtual currency that can be monetized, re-sold or converted to physical or digital goods or services or otherwise exit the virtual world
  51. Personal computer technical support
  52. Selling video game or virtual world credits (unless you are the operator of the video game or virtual world)
  53. Selling social media activity, such as Twitter followers, Facebook likes or Youtube views
  54. Human hair, fake hair or hair-extensions
  55. Any product or service that infringes upon the copyright, trademark or trade secrets of any third party
  56. Any product, service or activity that is deceptive, unfair, predatory or prohibited by one or more Card schemes