Prepaid "MoneyPak" Card CAUTION


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jaugustine

Hi,

PayPal doesn't accept prepaid debit cards or regular credit cards unless
you use their debit card.

You can use a bank account "link" or a prepaid green dot "MoneyPak" card
available at Walmart, etc.

I bought a $50.00 "MoneyPak" card and also paid a $4.95 service fee.

I was SHOCKED when I tried to use "MoneyPak" (add $50.00 to
my PayPal account). After entering the MoneyPak number and another
set of characters, the next page required your personal information, name,
address, social security number, DOB, etc.!!!!!!!!! I have no complaints
about the name and address part, but the SSN requirement did it.

I applied for a refund. According to information at their site, it should
take 7 to 10 business days to receive a refund check in the mail.

I will let you(s) know if I receive my refund check.

John N3AOF
 
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OldGuy

Hi,
PayPal doesn't accept prepaid debit cards or regular credit cards unless
you use their debit card.

You can use a bank account "link" or a prepaid green dot "MoneyPak" card
available at Walmart, etc.

I bought a $50.00 "MoneyPak" card and also paid a $4.95 service fee.

I was SHOCKED when I tried to use "MoneyPak" (add $50.00 to
my PayPal account). After entering the MoneyPak number and another
set of characters, the next page required your personal information, name,
address, social security number, DOB, etc.!!!!!!!!! I have no complaints
about the name and address part, but the SSN requirement did it.

I applied for a refund. According to information at their site, it should
take 7 to 10 business days to receive a refund check in the mail.

I will let you(s) know if I receive my refund check.

John N3AOF

What? Is this a country thing?
I have a PayPal account using a regular credit card and nothing else,
not even "Bill Me Later" was needed.
 
V

VanguardLH

jaugustine said:
PayPal ...
<snipped the whine already posted off-topic in other newsgroups>

Whine here, whine there, whine, whine, everywhere. So to how many
unrelated newsgroups are you going to post your off-topic diary entry of
how you were forced to identify yourself to Greendot to ensure that who
bought the cash card is the one that cashes it?
 
G

Good Guy

Hi,

PayPal doesn't accept prepaid debit cards or regular credit cards unless
you use their debit card.

You can use a bank account "link" or a prepaid green dot "MoneyPak" card
available at Walmart, etc.

I bought a $50.00 "MoneyPak" card and also paid a $4.95 service fee.

I was SHOCKED when I tried to use "MoneyPak" (add $50.00 to
my PayPal account). After entering the MoneyPak number and another
set of characters, the next page required your personal information, name,
address, social security number, DOB, etc.!!!!!!!!! I have no complaints
about the name and address part, but the SSN requirement did it.

I applied for a refund. According to information at their site, it should
take 7 to 10 business days to receive a refund check in the mail.

I will let you(s) know if I receive my refund check.

John N3AOF

you have posted your message in almost all the newsgroups you could find
but do you know that majority of people here have proper credit cards to
pay for online shopping?
 
G

Good Guy

What? Is this a country thing?
I have a PayPal account using a regular credit card and nothing else,
not even "Bill Me Later" was needed.

He has got an agenda against Paypal it seems.
 
P

Paul in Houston TX

Hi,
I bought a $50.00 "MoneyPak" card and also paid a $4.95 service fee.

John N3AOF

How does this relate to problems with XP or W7 operating systems?
 
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VanguardLH

Paul said:
How does this relate to problems with XP or W7 operating systems?

He doesn't know where else to vent. He posted this same complaint in
the alt.windows7.general newsgroup, now here. Expect more duplicated
multi-posts in other newsgroups he visits. He's on a crusade to inform.
 
V

VanguardLH

jaugustine said:
My reason for posting the "...CAUTION" (not "complaint") message, is
to warn others not to make the same "mistake" (I didn't know) that I
did.

Doesn't change that your post was off-topic. Your issue has nothing to
do with the topic of THIS newsgroup.
I sure wish someone posted a "MoneyPak caution" message before I
bought that card.

Did you bother to search first?
Why post the message here instead of "alt.consumers.experiences". Very
few visit that NG.

Still not an excuse to post off-topic to a newsgroup. Just because the
hall for the overeaters club is empty doesn't mean you wander over to
the hall for the AA meeting and blurt out fast food restaurants are
helping to make people fat.

Plus the "caution" you announced has that information available, as
mentioned, in help articles at PayPal.
 
V

VanguardLH

jaugustine said:
Why post the message here instead of "alt.consumers.experiences". Very
few visit that NG.

If your intent is to reach as many PayPal users as possible then posting
in Usenet will give you dismal results, especially in newsgroups that
are not focused on money issues. To reach an audience larger than
newsgroups then go to https://www.paypal-community.com/. The "About
Products" forums looks to be your cup of tea.
 
J

J. P. Gilliver (John)

In message <[email protected]>,

Or, at least as far as the first sentence of his post (now snipped)
goes, to misinform: PayPal/ebay _do_ accept regular credit and debit
cards, no problem, and you don't have to have one of theirs (I didn't
even know they issued them).

Thanks for coming back at least!
My reason for posting the "...CAUTION" (not "complaint") message, is to
warn others not to make the same "mistake" (I didn't know) that I did.

I sure wish someone posted a "MoneyPak caution" message before I bought
that card.

As others have said, it's not a good idea to post off-topic (and yes, I
know I do it!), at least not as a new thread, however well-intentioned.
That can, in the extreme, kill newsgroups.
Why post the message here instead of "alt.consumers.experiences".
Very few visit that NG.
John
(But arguably very few - certainly, you don't know the proportion - of
those who visit _this_ one, will _want_ such posts here.)2
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jaugustine

Hi,
PayPal doesn't accept prepaid debit cards or regular credit cards unless
you use their debit card.

You can use a bank account "link" or a prepaid green dot "MoneyPak" card
available at Walmart, etc.

I bought a $50.00 "MoneyPak" card and also paid a $4.95 service fee.

I was SHOCKED when I tried to use "MoneyPak" (add $50.00 to
my PayPal account). After entering the MoneyPak number and another
set of characters, the next page required your personal information, name,
address, social security number, DOB, etc.!!!!!!!!! I have no complaints
about the name and address part, but the SSN requirement did it.

I applied for a refund. According to information at their site, it should
take 7 to 10 business days to receive a refund check in the mail.

I will let you(s) know if I receive my refund check.
Hi,
UPDATE:

Today, 03-31-14, I received a $54.95 check from Green Dot. I didn't
think I was going to receive the service fee too, just a $50.00 check.

John
 
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