TAS-Bank works together with the Liqpay*Interkassa payment system, which Mastercard blocked for dissemination of child pornography.
In July some information in many news feeds has appeared. According to it, the payment system imposed a huge fine of US$ 160.000 on the Privatbank.
As it turned out, the Privatbanks` processing was receiving payments for the webcam sex views. However, the information about the payment system, which was used for payment, was still unknown.
I have received some documents, which prove that no other payment system, except Liqpay*Interkassa, was used: in the Mastercard January letter to Privatbank it was stated that this payment system was obtaining card payments in favour of sites with child pornography.
On the 4. of February 2018 the Privatbank account was charged with US$ 160.650 or UAH 4 227 665, 40.
Privatbank, for its part, incriminated the Bank “Centre”, the stockholders of which, also own the Liqpay*Interkassa.
How is it possible? Liqpay*Interkassa just switched to Visa and banks pretend that they know nothing about the lifetime ban.
According to the same rules of Mastercard, Privatbank should have been also added to the MATCH blacklist for the purpose of charging those who want to make money off the traffic.
Moreover, as the analysis of the Internet traffic shows, Privatbank still has not shut down the Internet acquiring system.
Meanwhile Tigipko`s bank manages to hold promotions with the “porn-merchant”.
This makes a lot of questions to pop up.
To Visa: How Liqpay*Interkassa was able to pass the compliance and who in the Kiev office allowed the scandalous merchant to join the system?
To TAS-Bank: Is the management aware of their partners` “success” and is Tigipko really into child pornography?
And the main question is to Privatbank: how much of the kickback from Liqpay*Interkassa do the management and the Head of IT Alexander Dreling get that even after the UAH 4.3m fine they still risk to serve this company?