Not to be confused with PrimePay, PrimePay Global is a former business name of ElitePay Global, a merchant account provider currently based in Henderson, Nevada. Both PrimePay Global and ElitePay Global appear to be either subsidiaries or alternate business names of International Payment Services, LLC, which is registered in Las Vegas, Nevada. We have decided to add a PrimePay Global review because it is unclear whether the company has completely ceased to operate under the PrimePay Global name.
According to a former employee of ElitePay Global who commented on our ElitePay Global review, ElitePay Global (formerly PrimePay Global) is owned by three brothers who also employ a fourth brother at the company. The commenter names Andy Bentley as the president of sales at ElitePay Global, while public records show Brian Bentley as the principal of International Payment Services (and, by extension, ElitePay Global). Public records also confirm that an Andrew and Brian Bentley have jointly registered another business in Nevada, which supports the commenter’s claims.
This webpage lists Brian and Andrew Bentley as the children of Utah residents and names their other brothers as Adam Bentley and Matt Bentley. If the commenter on our ElitePay Global review is to be believed, then both Adam Bentley and Matt Bentley are either employees or co-owners of ElitePay Global.
Official Idaho court documents and multiple news sources name an Adam Bentley as a defendant in a 2009 civil action filed by the state of Idaho regarding a multimillion-dollar Ponzi scheme conducted in 2007. These sources state that Adam Bentley was found by the state of Idaho to have violated the registration and anti-fraud provisions of Idaho’s Uniform Securities Act by selling insurance investments without a license. Bentley and his co-defendants were also shown to have made fraudulent presentations to their investors in order to obtain funding. Following its investigation, the state of Idaho ordered Bentley to pay a civil penalty of $200,000 and restitution to his investors totaling $5,373,464. He was also permanently enjoined from selling securities in the state of Idaho.
It is not our standard policy to investigate the criminal histories of a company’s owners or employees, but we believe it is relevant information in this case. To summarize our findings, a former employee of the ElitePay Global/PrimePay Global has stated that Adam Bentley may be an owner or employee of ElitePay Global/PrimePay Global. A person named Adam Bentley, who matches the expected age and residential history of the Adam Bentley known to be the brother of Brian and Andrew Bentley, was found to have participated in a multimillion-dollar Ponzi scheme in the state of Idaho in 2007. Therefore, it appears possible that a person with a publicly documented history of fraud is an owner or employee of PrimePay Global/ElitePay Global.