Mastercard and Visa Start Banning VPN Providers

Discussion in 'privacy general' started by malexous, Jul 3, 2013.

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  1. malexous

    malexous Registered Member

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    http://torrentfreak.com/mastercard-and-visa-start-banning-vpn-providers-130703/
     
  2. J_L

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    Showing another part of their true colours, what's next? Some real change for once?
     
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  4. PaulyDefran

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    They just need to take cash, like Mullvad. Or BTC. I don't know the complexity involved, but personal checks, or 'Travelers Checks' could be an option as well. Cash or BTC is obviously best for anonymity, but some people don't care about that, so checks would be easy, other than the time need to see if they clear.

    But yeah, jerk move on MC/Visa's part.

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  5. Palancar

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    BTC is the way to go. Quick change from cash to coins and viola you can send payment anonymously.

    I am really surprised that MC and Visa made this move. It provides them no gain I can see and only costs them money. A VPN user will find other simple ways and the card companies will be the losers.
     
  6. LockBox

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    Just FYI....

    Visa & Mastercard deny they have blocked VPN services. They say they knew nothing about it until Payson, one of the payment processors, used by iPredator, Mullvad and a couple of others began to ban VPN charges. They say this is an issue with Payson only and not with Visa and Mastercard.
    http://www.scmagazine.com.au/News/349121,visa-mastercard-deny-vpn-payment-block.aspx

    Also on the credit card front.....

    On July 5, Mastercard began accepting donation payments again for WikiLeaks. Visa & Paypal still have a ban.
    http://www.theverge.com/2013/7/3/44...ard-has-unblocked-it-from-receiving-donations

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  7. Z32

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  8. DesuMaiden

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    Maybe it is to prevent card credit fraudsters from using stolen credit cards from VPNs? That's my guess.
     
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