With only 2 days notice, Paxum closes all personal accounts in the US

You know what they say … where there is smoke there is fire and that means if you have any money in your Paxum wallet, now is the time to get it out and fast!

For almost a year now there has been one issue after another with Paxum. If you don’t know what Paxum is, it’s basically the porn version of Paypal, only with way more service fees. Paxum is basically how adult webmasters pay each other since Paypal isn’t adult friendly.

Today they sent out an email giving their US customers 48 hours notice that they are closing their account and as you might image, their customers aren’t happy about this. Not only are they losing their account but they are given only two days notice.

48 Hour Notice – Paxum Personal Account Closure

We regret to inform you that Paxum will be changing the way we work with USA Customers. USA Business Account-Holders will not be affected by this change, but unfortunately Paxum will no longer be providing services to USA Personal Account-Holders.

Please be advised that your Paxum Personal Account will be closed on Wednesday, January 10th 2018 at 10:01 ET (Eastern Time). Paxum Business Accounts will remain open and available after this date.

We understand this will not be welcome news to USA Personal account-holders, and we’d like to take a moment to explain the rationale behind this policy change. There are several factors involved in this decision, including:

Verified USA Personal Account-Holders represent a notably small percentage of our business and revenues, while an incomparable amount of company resources is consumed by the needs of USA Personal Account-Holders through support services, legal requirements and regulatory compliance.

We expect regulatory compliance in the United States to become more complicated and burdensome in the future, particularly with regards to individual users. From a business standpoint we cannot justify the continually growing expense of an even greater percentage of company resources for a small percentage of clients.

We would like to thank every single one of our loyal USA Personal account customers for their continued support and use of our services over the years. We weighed this decision for a long time, but regrettably we have a duty to allocate our resources in a way that best supports the growth and improvement of our company and service for the majority of clients.

We invite you to withdraw your funds without any fees before Wednesday, January 10 th 2018 at 10:01 ET. All fees will be automatically waived for your withdrawal prior to the stated deadline.

Important Recommended Next Steps For You

Log-in to your Paxum personal account and make sure the bank account information is accurate and up-to-date inside your account. You can find this in the section My Account >> Profile Settings >> Bank Accounts

Withdraw your funds without paying the fee by either ACH or WIRE to your bank account.

Transfer your funds without paying the fee to your active Paxum branded card issued by Choice Bank.

To avoid future payment delays, promptly update your payment method with companies that previously paid you via Paxum.

Export your full Paxum personal account statement for your historical financial records. You can do this by visiting the Statements section of your account. Export is available in CSV or PDF formats. Once your account is closed you will no longer be able to access statement information.

*Important Note: Paxum branded cards issued by Choice Bank will remain active after USA Personal account closures. Any remaining funds can be accessed and emptied by the card-holder. However, there will be no way to add new funds after Paxum personal account closure.

Steps We Will Take at January 10th 2018

Any Non-USD current account funds in your Paxum personal account will be automatically transferred to your Paxum USD current account.

All Non-USD current accounts for USA Personal Account-Holders will be automatically closed.

All active card-holders of a Paxum branded card issued by Choice Bank will automatically receive a pro-rated refund of the most recently paid annual fee. This pro-rated amount will be calculated based on the number of days that have passed since the date the annual fee was last charged.

If the funds have not been cleared by the personal account-holder themselves by January 10th 2018 at 10:01 ET, then all USD Funds will be automatically cleared from your Paxum USD current account and either sent to your listed US bank account via ACH or WIRE, or to your active Paxum branded card issued by Choice Bank. Normal account fees ($5 USD for ACH, or $50 USD for WIRE) will be charged for automated funds clearing after the stated deadline.

All USA Personal Account-Holders accounts will be closed effective January 10th, 2018 at 10:01 ET.

Please note: if you are a Paxum USA Personal Account-Holder with an active verified Paxum USA Business Account, your Paxum Business Account will remain open and available for use after the stated deadline, however your Paxum Personal account will be closed, no exceptions.

Hello, my name is Kelli Roberts. I am a published author, AVN nominated producer, and webmaster who has worked in the adult industry since August of 1996.

3 Replies to “With only 2 days notice, Paxum closes all personal accounts in the US”

  1. Nate - Webcam Startup

    They extended it to the 12th (Four days notice) due to the massive outrage following the announcement. Didn’t even bother emailing everyone the update, instead the only place it was ever mentioned was the XBIZ forums.

    They also didn’t bother informing any of the affiliate programs or anyone else paying out affiliates, models, studios, ect. via Paxum. Most of them learned about this from concerned people forwarding their emails to the businesses / account reps.

    It’s been a while (like half year, I wanna say?) since they’ve been accepting new US Paxum applications, so not really surprised to see this. But the lack of adaquate announcement I find to be a huge red flag.

    A huge red flag.

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