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It appears that Stripe will remain the sole payment processor for Locals communities. This is the rejection email I got from them when I tried to set up an account.
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Hi Xxxxxx,

Thank you for completing our verification process. Unfortunately, we still won't be able to accept payments for thecrazyyears.locals.com moving forward.

Stripe can only support users with a low risk of customer disputes—after reviewing your submitted information and website, it does seem like your business presents a higher level of risk than we can currently support.

We're sorry that we can't offer ongoing service, and we wish you the best of luck with your business.

Best,

Stripe
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Stripe apparently is only interested in the low-hanging fruit. So if Stripe decides your new Locals community is "high-risk", you are screwed. You will not be able to monetize your community. There is no appeal.

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