Prohibited businesses and activities on Selz

There are some things that cannot be sold using the Selz platform, because they are either prohibited by the credit card networks, or they violate the laws in the countries where we provide service.

If you're unsure whether your business or activity is prohibited on Selz, please contact us and we'll be sure to clarify it with you.

You cannot conduct these type of businesses or sell these types of products or services on Selz:

  1. Age restricted products or services
  2. Age verification
  3. Airlines
  4. Any product or service that infringes upon the copyright, trademark or trade secrets of any third party
  5. Any product, service or activity that is deceptive, unfair, predatory or prohibited by one or more Card schemes
  6. Bail bonds
  7. Bankruptcy lawyers
  8. Banned adult products
  9. Bidding fee auctions
  10. Blood, bodily fluids or body parts (seriously)
  11. Chain letters
  12. Check cashing, wire transfers or money orders
  13. Collection agencies
  14. Copyrighted or branded goods that you do not own or have all the necessary rights to offer for sale or promote
  15. Counterfeit goods
  16. Credit card and identity theft protection
  17. Cruise lines
  18. Currency exchanges or dealers
  19. Door-to-door sales
  20. Drug paraphernalia
  21. Embassies, foreign consulates or other foreign governments
  22. Engaging in any form of licensed or unlicensed aggregation or factoring
  23. Engaging in deceptive marketing practices
  24. Essay mills
  25. Evading Card Scheme’s chargeback monitoring programs
  26. Extended warranties
  27. Firms selling business opportunities, investment opportunities, mortgage consulting or reduction, credit counseling, repair or protection or real estate purchases with no money down
  28. Flea markets
  29. Fortune tellers
  30. Gambling (including but not limited to lotteries, Internet gaming, contests, sweepstakes, or offering of prizes as an inducement to purchase goods or services)
  31. “Get rich quick” schemes
  32. Hazardous or restricted items
  33. Human hair, fake hair or hair extensions
  34. Illegal drugs
  35. Illegal products or services
  36. Mail-order brides
  37. Marijuana dispensaries and related businesses
  38. Money transmitters or money service businesses
  39. Multi-level marketing or pyramid schemes
  40. Negative response marketing
  41. Offensive material
  42. Offering substantial rebates or special incentives to the Cardholder subsequent to the original purchase
  43. Online or other non-face-to-face pharmacies or pharmacy referral services
  44. Online or other non-face-to-face tobacco or e-cigarette sales
  45. Passive income products
  46. Personal computer technical support
  47. Personal information in any form
  48. Police badges or uniforms
  49. Prepaid cards or vouchers, unlock codes
  50. Prepaid phone cards, phone services or cell phones
  51. Prescription medication
  52. Pseudo pharmaceuticals
  53. Quasi-cash or stored value
  54. Securities brokers
  55. Selling social media activity, such as Twitter followers, Facebook likes or Youtube views
  56. Selling video game or virtual world credits (unless you are the operator of the video game or virtual world)
  57. Sexually-oriented or pornographic products or services
  58. Shares, securities or other financial products
  59. Sharing Cardholder’s data with another merchant for payment of up-sell or cross-sell product or service
  60. Shipping or forwarding brokers
  61. Sports forecasting or odds-making
  62. Stolen property
  63. Substances designed to mimic illegal drugs
  64. Telecommunications equipment and telephone sales
  65. Telemarketing
  66. Timeshares
  67. Tobacco products
  68. Travel agencies or travel clubs
  69. Virtual currency that can be monetized, re-sold or converted to physical or digital goods or services or otherwise exit the virtual world
  70. Visa and/or immigration services
  71. Weapons, explosives or ammunition
  72. Web hosting and SEO services
  73. Automotive Services

We do our best to keep this list up to date; however, because legislation and card network rules change quickly, this list may change quickly and without notice.

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