By default, certain merchants are automatically blocked by the Makes Cents team. These automatic blocks are to discourage pre-teens/teens from purchasing inappropriate goods, such as alcohol, cigarettes or online use e.g. gambling. Depending on how the merchant has categorised itself, these goods may be accessible e.g. Tesco & Supervalu are categorised as supermarkets, therefore the card will not be blocked. However, the merchant has a legal responsibility to ID the person making the purchase which in itself is a block. Makes Cents will be constantly working on growing our list of inappropriate merchants for our prepaid card.
A list of blocked merchants can be found in our Terms and Conditions. Know any inappropriate merchants that we are missing? Let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org