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Thread: FYI - Backpage: Loss of credit card billing, goes free, now offering bitcoin payment

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    FYI - Backpage: Loss of credit card billing, goes free, now offering bitcoin payment

    Came across news articles about Backpages losing their credit card processing from MasterCard and Visa.
    Seems their ads went free for a few days and are now offering payment thru bitcoins.

    2015-07-01: Visa follows MasterCard, cuts off business with Backpage.com
    http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/...page/29558315/


    2015-07-06: Caving to Government Pressure, Visa and MasterCard Shut Down Payments to Backpage.com
    https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2015/0...ts-backpagecom


    2015-07-07: Backpage.com Says Screw Off to Squeamish Credit Card Companies by Dropping Fees For Adult Ads
    http://reason.com/blog/2015/07/07/ba...-for-adult-ads


    2015-07-07: After slaying, Backpage.com urged to drop ‘adult’ section
    https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/20...sPO/story.html


    2015-07-09: Backpage.com Adult Section Goes 100% Crypto
    http://cointelegraph.com/news/114796...oes-100-crypto
    "I believe that sex is one of the most beautiful, natural, wholesome things that money can buy."
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    Original Dude
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    Never wanted to mess with bitcoin personally, don't tust this at all...
    Life is a party ! Death is the Hangover.. 70-49-6

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    Lily from Montreal
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    Me neither but they also accept Paysafe card, a better alternative to pre-paid cared who cost a fortune in fees,Paysafe is from Postal office,it is like the nip you get when buying call card...

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    Quote Originally Posted by LilyForYou View Post
    Me neither but they also accept Paysafe card, a better alternative to pre-paid cared who cost a fortune in fees,Paysafe is from Postal office,it is like the nip you get when buying call card...
    If backpage and other free sites for escorts to advertise their services accepts playsafe prepaid card, then good. It will work. As long as escorts have to PAY to adverise, there will be less FAKE ads and hence less frustration and time spent looking for REAL eascorts for the johns.

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    Lily from Montreal
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    Well even the free sites have paying options,it is not because it is free that it is really and to be disregard...you have to do your screening like we do...

    Yours by using Merb resources and me by gauging thru our exchanges if you are serious or just looking for ,actually I do not know what the ones who only writes endlessly gets for it?
    I am really not into virtual when sex is concerned...

    Now that I think of it Merb is also a way for me to decide if I will accept a meeting...some comments makes me cringe,maybe some of you forgets there are ladies in the audience?

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    Relocated
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    I looked into the Paysafe card and to purchase online the fees are astronomical! On a $10 card they want $1.95. That's almost 20%!

    Backpage must really be hurting now, they were sitting on a goldmine, being the most expensive advertising option in the market at $10 US per ad in the Montreal market.

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