MARCH 10, 2020:
With a great regret I announce that from today March 10, 2020 I do not accept credit cards. I’ve taken this decision because the phenomenon called “Friendly Fraud” (filling disputes over so-called “unauthorized” charges) grows exponentially making small merchants like myself very vulnerable and undefended.
To all my honest and faithful existing customers, I send my sincerest apologies for the caused inconvenience.
And to those who live off Friendly Fraud, I would like to remind that fraud is a criminal offence.
Payment options that I currently offer are Zelle, Popmoney, bank wire and Transferwise. Opening an account with Transferwise takes 3 minutes, the whole procedure is very straightforward and you can fund the money transfer with your credit or debit card.
OCTOBER 29, 2019
Due to increased online fraud by dishonest customers, from 1st November 2019 I accept card payments from existing customers ONLY and ONLY if they are willing to communicate, i. e. answer and acknowledge my emails.
So, if you have not bought anything from me in a period from May 2015 until November 2019, the only payment option available for you is payment to my bank account. It can be executed via Zelle, Transferwise or bank wire.
And if you are an existing customer, but too busy to reply or acknowledge my emails containing important information, I will put on hold shipping of your order until I hear from you.
These measures are taken with a view to protect myself and my business from those who intend to deceive me and undermine my business and to establish close communication with everyone who genuinely needs my products.
Thank you for your understanding.