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The High Risk Guys #1 for Escort Merchant Account Services and Adult Entertainers

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The adult escort business has quickly become one of the most lucrative types of businesses in the nation. Right now, escort entrepreneurs are making huge profits due to a global interest in finding love and companionship on the internet. Even though adult escort services are experiencing incredible gains, many escort merchants have a difficult time finding payment processing or loans from traditional financial institutions. Without comprehensive payment processing, the profits for your escort services will be severely limited. Why do adult escort services have such a hard time acquiring payment processing or small business loans? Escort services are classified as […]

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Recent Visa and MasterCard Decision Forces Sex Industry to Turn to Bitcoin

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So-called “sex workers” around the globe are outraged over the announcement by Sheriff Tom Dart from Cook County in Illinois. Dart’s efforts have been focused on cracking down on criminal sex traffickers who have made it their business to “prey on the weak and vulnerable”. He further argued that the use of credit cards in the “violent” sex industry “implies an undeserved credibility and sense of normalcy” to illegal transactions. According to Breitbart, “Police and the FBI have battled escort services for decades in an effort to root out underage sex trafficking. Their most effective tool has been following credit card […]

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Escort Services Need Payment Processing Too

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The adult escort business is one of the fastest growing businesses in the United States. Currently, escort entrepreneurs are making huge profits due to a renewed interest in short term adult companionship, more disposable income to pay for it, and some state programs that provide funding to new escort services (mostly in the western states). Even though adult escort services are legitimate, they often have trouble acquiring payment processing or loans from banks. Without good payment processing, the profits for escort services will be severely limited. So why do escort businesses have such a hard time finding payment processing? The […]

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Male Escort Businesses on the Rise

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The male escort business is one of the fastest growing sectors in the adult industry. In fact, over a third of escorts that advertise services are men that offer sex and companionship to women. The number of male escorts in the UK has skyrocketed from 5,246 in 2010 to 15,732 according to a study by the universities of Birmingham and Lancaster. This new trend could mean big business for daring entrepreneurs who want to start and manage a successful male escort service. Researchers in the study went through 27,000 online listings. 36 percent of male escorts were serving women, while […]

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Takedown of Rentboy.com by Homeland Security Leads to Protest

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The recent raid of Rentboy.com by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has prompted a lot of protest. Along with the websites name, there was never anything discreet about Rentboy.com in its twenty year operation. The takedown of this popular website by Homeland Security has led to both anger and confusion. During the successful twenty year operation, the site was very open and racy. Male escorts paid for ads in order to attract customers – mainly male. As a result, the takedown has led to protests that the federal authorities are demonstrating anti-gay bias. While Rentboy.com has been removed, other […]

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Credit Card Processing for the Escort Business

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Like any other legitimate business, escort businesses deserve the opportunity to secure the credit card processing they need to help drive sales and raise profits. However, the majority of the time, this is easier said than done. Those in the adult industry experience many obstacles when attempting to secure the credit card processing that they need to successfully operate their business. The adult industry, and therefore escort businesses, are considered to be “high risk” by traditional providers. Many larger merchant account providers refuse to work with high risk businesses for various reasons. For online escort services, the main reason that […]

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Finding the Right Payment Solution for Escorts from HRG

Lately, it doesn’t seem like any business is safe from fraud, whether they are categorized as high risk or not. As the media has shown, the number of businesses targeted and the scale of which the hacking and fraudulent activity occurs has been increasing in the past few years. Because of this, many providers that claim to be in the high risk processing industry are becoming hesitant to take on high risk merchant accounts. For businesses in the adult industry, this has made it even more difficult to secure safe payment processing solutions. Not to mention those in the escort […]

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Women Who Pay for Love Has Tripled in the Past 5 Years

It’s no secret that sex is what makes the world go around. We base our lives around sex and it’s constantly what drives us; what keeps us motivated. For women, sex is often associated with love, companionship and romance. On the other hand, men tend to view it more as a primal act; purely physical. For years, men have been paying for sex services for several reasons; to relieve themselves, to feel pleasure and even to spice up the love life in their relationship. However, women who pay for such services have been quite rare. That is quickly changing as […]

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Government Credit Cards Used for Gambling and Escorts

Credit card use by government employees is not always as it should be. Although President Obama signed the Government Charge Card Abuse Prevention Act in 2012, many Pentagon employees are still getting away with abusive charges. Gambling, escort services and other adult activities have been spotted on numerous government credit card bills, causing a lot of worry as to how our money is really being spent. With merchant processing companies like The High-Risk Guys making it easier for escort services to accept credit card payments, government employees have been using their company cards to pay for such luxuries. Escort services […]

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Escorts, You Can Now Accept Credit Card Payments!

The old way of accepting only cash is over for escorts. Thanks to The High Risk Guys, escort merchant accounts are available. While the “cash only” method may work for some, most everyone carries a plastic card, be it a credit or debit card. Businesses that accept plastic payment cards are generally more successful, and every business deserve success. While you may think that an escort merchant account is costly, it is not. In fact, obtaining and keeping an escort merchant account can be as easy with HRG. While there are others who offer up escort merchant accounts, not all […]

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