Rumors swirl as ePayments halts adult payouts
ePayments halts cam site payouts without warning, refuses to clarify policies
Payout service ePayments has suddenly suspended payments associated with the adult industry. The news began trickling out yesterday (December 17, 2019) when a model posted on Twitter that she had received a message from her cam site that ePayments was no longer working with the adult industry.
🚨 ATTN Models: As of yesterday ePayments will no longer offer payouts to adult/cam industry.
They did not give any warning to the sites about this change. Also, they are refusing to complete payouts! Please make a change to your payment methods as soon as possible.
— ALLY ❄️ AVN 2020 (@xbuttercupally) December 17, 2019
Since then we’ve seen screenshots circulating that are allegedly messages from xHamster, Stripchat, and Chaturbate telling models that ePayments would no longer be a payout option. We have reached out to our contacts at Chaturbate to confirm their position, but meanwhile, ePayments itself is avoiding the issue. Multiple models have posted ePayments’s response to their support enquiries, and the response to our own email to the ePayment support team made it clear that the company is doing all it can to avoid addressing the issue. Their “declined activities” list has been recently updated to include “adult”, but that is the only acknowledgement that their policies may have changed.
What to do if you use ePayments
First, contact the sites you use that pay through ePayments. Ask them what your other options are, and get yourself set up with another payout method. If you have any money in your ePayments account currently, attempt to withdraw it using your usual method. Usually we recommend contacting the company directly, but in this case ePayments is refusing to answer questions. As all of the adult industry sites using ePayments have been blindsided by this apparent change, your site might need some time to adjust your payout options, so try to be patient. It’s hard when your money is tied up, but it sounds like some sites are doing more frequent payouts as models change methods to try to minimize disruption.