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is GREENDOT a SCAM??

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by BigMoneyMike, Jul 25, 2012.

  1. BigMoneyMike

    BigMoneyMike Junior Member

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    I recently purchased a few green dot cards for some clients of mine, i proceeded to register a few cards with no problem. However, 3 cards didn't satisfy "Verification Requirements". They proceeded to tell me a check for my full refund amount would be sent to me. How can they send a refund check if they have no idea who i am, and if they are not sure if the information is correct? The cards are invalid now of course. Customer service was of no help, and I think I have to bite the bullet on that $150. Any ideas?
     
  2. bz

    bz Hammerzeit Staff Member Premium Member

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    Moved to the lounge, this is not shitlist material.
     
  3. Typlo

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    Yeah, I've been googling them myself. The thing is, I don't like giving out my Social Security number, whether on the phone, or on the Internet. But you know, when I spoke with a manager at the Walgreens store that sold my friends this card, she told me that this is a credit card, not a gift card, so they have the right to ask for a SS#!! She added that, if Walgreens was to give me a refund, the original $100.00 would still be on the card, so that's why Green Dot will not allow Walgreens to give in-store refunds. Hm.
     
  4. silentthunder

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    Typlo I've used them before so I know they are real but maybe they didn't like your use of their cards?? The first and only times I used them was for black hat purposes but that was 3 or more years ago.
     
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    thetvnun Power Member

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    i use greendot all the time and love it! but the verification process sucked. for easy stuff vanilla visa from walgreens in the u.s. is great. but greendot wants that taxpayer i.d.
     
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