This method can still work, but it's not easy to remain anonymous anymore. This is because in the USA you now have to provide a valid driver's license when you purchase these prepaid debit cards (GreenDot, NetSpend, nFinanSe, etc.) and also when you purchase any reload packs. The stores do not only look at your driver's license, they also scan it prior to authorizing the purchase and activating the debit card/reload pack. You may be able to find a store owner that does not ask for ID but this will only work if they can actually activate the debit card/reload pack without scanning your ID (I am unsure of whether scanning is required for authorization/activation). These days, your best bet would be to find someone who offers a Virtual Bank Account (VBN) that can actually verify a USA PayPal. I am not sure of anyone who can provide this, although I'm not saying it does not exist. It will be easier to create an anonymous PayPal outside of the USA. This is because all that is required for verification is that you add a debit card to the PayPal account (some VCCs will even do the trick). I haven't done this in a few years but when I did, the information was still valid and Singapore and India were good countries to target. You will need a clean/static IP from the country of your choice. You can purchase a VPN in your target country as the OP suggested or you can purchase a VPS in your target country and configure it with 3proxy. Code: https://3proxy.ru/ It is also a smart idea to create a free E-mail in your target country. Code: Yahoo! India: https://login.yahoo.com/config/mail?.intl=in Code: Yahoo! Singapore: https://login.yahoo.com/?.src=ym&.intl=sg&.lang=en-SG&.done=https%3a//mail.yahoo.com I don't consider this method to be truly anonymous in the first place if you were to use your real SSN. Furthermore, I would never suggest you use any SSN besides your own. I hope this helps. Feel free to respond with any questions.