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I recently visited a website and on its main page it had the following sentence:

This makes it nearly impossible for anyone to stop you receiving payments or using services

This feels unnatural to me, and I don't know the reason why. I think it should be written as:

This makes it nearly impossible for anyone to stop you from receiving payments or using services.

I googled and all I came up with was this site which does list some 'from receiving' usages: https://sentence.yourdictionary.com/receiving

To use ‘from’ or not to use ‘from’? That is my question. Is this British English by chance?

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Most native speakers would understand, but the omission of from is not helpful.

Here is an Ngram, confirming your feeling that something was 'missing':

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I cannot find any reference to this style of writing being a British trend, but it is clearly more common to keep 'from' in these cases than to omit it.

Here are some more examples of this phenomenon from the 21st century.

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