The popular Uptobox file storage service has closed access to US users under the pressure of Visa and MasterCard. Credit card companies are asking taxpayers to stop sending cyberlockers in case of crime.
After trying to establish stricter anti-terrorism laws in the United States, Hollywood and the big brands have tried to stop the money of so-called fake places.
Paid jobs are some of the leading and most exciting industries that have already helped negotiate deals between VISA, MasterCard, PayPal, PaySafeCard and other players.
As a result, large file storage services have had difficulty accepting payments from users. The popular Cyberlocker Uptobox is one of the most recent injuries on the project, TorrentFreak has learned.
“Our paid advertisers have received notifications from Visa and MasterCard telling them to stop receiving credit card payments for our work, according to the penalties,” the Uptobox supervisor Guillaume tells us.
“This is the result of pressure from video studios on Visa and Mastercard,” he adds.
Uptobox is currently still accepting credit card payments through a retailer, but has decided to sever all ties with the United States in order to avoid damage.
This means that U.S. tourists they are not allowed to enter the page. Instead they receive the following information. Sorry, Uptobox.com is not available in your country. ”
Uptobox will consider lifting the ban if European donors want to participate in debt. However, considering the tightness of Visa and MasterCard in this case can be tricky.
According to Guillaume, MasterCard appealed to Hipay and Allopass creditors, following a Disney request. In addition, PayPal has rejected Uptobox requests for file transfers.
According to figures released last year more than 1,500 “robbers” were cut off from donors between 2011 and 2013, and the list continues to grow week by week.
Despite the difficulties that Uptobox determined to keep its business afloat. Cyberlocker is currently looking at several payment methods including Bitcoin.
“Paying money to users is difficult at the moment, but we are confident that we will find the right way to pay for it. We are also considering supporting Bitcoin and other payment methods such as SMS, “says Guillaume.
“So far, the project is not in jeopardy, we still have a bright future ahead of us,” concludes the Uptobox writer.