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Boulevard Credit Card Prohibited Activities

Prohibited activities from credit card processing on Boulevard.

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Written by Will Patterson
Updated over a week ago

Boulevard Credit Card Prohibited Activities

The following are prohibited from Credit Card Processing on Boulevard:

  • any adult content;

  • airlines, including charter airlines;

  • alimony, child support, or other court-ordered payments;

  • bidding fee auctions, including penny auctions;

  • brand or reputation damaging, potential or otherwise, including bestiality, child pornography, escort services, mail-order brides, and the occult;

  • buyers clubs, discount clubs, or membership clubs;

  • check cashing, or payment for a dishonored check or for an item deemed uncollectible by another merchant;

  • computer repair or maintenance services;

  • commodity trading or security trading;

  • cruise lines;

  • credit counseling or credit repair agencies;

  • credit protection or identity theft protection services;

  • counterfeit or possibly counterfeit goods, or products that infringe on the intellectual property rights of others;

  • debt collection, consolidation, or reduction services; deceptive, unfair, predatory products, services, or activities, or prohibited by the card payment networks;

  • digital currency;

  • discount medical or dental plans including discount insurance;

  • discount coupon merchants or online sites;

  • distressed property sales and marketing;

  • door-to-door sales;

  • drugs, alcohol, or drug paraphernalia, pseudo-pharmaceuticals, substances designed to mimic illegal drugs or items that may represent them;

  • factoring, liquidators, bailiffs, bail bondsmen;

  • financial services or instruments, such as cash advances, bill payments, loans or loan payments, money orders, money transfers, prepaid cards, wire transfers, or sales of money orders or foreign currency;

  • gambling or betting, including lottery tickets, casino gaming chips, off-track betting, sports forecasting or odds making, fantasy football, memberships on gambling-related internet sites, and wagers at races, contests, sweepstakes, and offering prizes as an inducement to purchase goods or services;

  • hate, violence, racial intolerance, or the financial exploitation of a crime;

  • high-interest rate non-bank consumer lending including payday lending and title loans;

  • infomercial merchants;

  • Internet pharmacies or pharmacy referral sites;

  • inbound or outbound telemarketing businesses including lead generation businesses;

  • investment or “get rich quick” merchants, businesses, or programs;

  • licensed or franchised goods or services, such as Apple products;

  • marijuana dispensaries and related products or services;

  • marketing activities involving “pay only for shipping” and/or “free trial” periods;

  • medical equipment;

  • multi-level marketing businesses, pyramid or Ponzi schemes;

  • merchants offering special incentives;

  • negative option, renewal, or continuity subscription practices;

  • obscene or pornographic items;

  • pawn shops;

  • pharmaceuticals, including medical marijuana;

  • prepaid phone cards or phone services;

  • prostitution, escort services, massage parlors, and other potentially sexually related services;

  • real estate or motor vehicle sales;

  • rebate or upsell programs;

  • scrip-dispensing terminal;

  • selling of mobile minutes;

  • selling or sales of social media activity;

  • stored value or quasi-cash;

  • timeshares, timeshare resales, and related marketing;

  • tobacco, cigarettes, or e-cigarettes;

  • unlawful activities or items, or activities or items that encourage, promote, facilitate, or instruct others regarding the same;

  • violent acts towards self or others, or activities or items that encourage, promote, facilitate, or instruct others regarding the same;

  • virtual currency or credits that can be monetized, re-sold, or converted to physical or digital goods or services or otherwise exist in the virtual world;

  • weapons, including replicas and collectible items, or ammunition or other accessories;

  • weight loss programs

American Express Restrictions

  • equities (including stocks, bonds, or any other ownership position in a corporation);

  • goods or services to be delivered more than two (2) months in the future, with the intention of gaining a return on investment;

  • internet auctions;

  • political parties;

  • telecommunications (including wireless, cable, and internet); travel industry (including car rental, lodging, and other travel tour operators);

  • impersonating any person or entity or falsely claiming an affiliation with any person or entity;

  • collecting, or attempting to collect, personal information about merchants or third parties without their consent, or using such information except as necessary to use the service;

  • sending unsolicited offers, advertisements, proposals, or junk mail or spam to others. this includes, but is not limited to, unsolicited advertising, promotional materials, or other solicitation materials, bulk mailing of commercial advertising, chain mail, informational announcements, charity requests, and petitions for signature; accepting payments for goods or services provided by someone other than merchant;

  • providing the merchant itself or others with a cash advance from a credit card;

  • any illegal purpose, or violation of any local, state, national, or international law, statute, or regulation, including, without limitation, laws governing intellectual property, taxation, and data collection and privacy

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