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Paypal prepaid mastercard by netspend ripped me off. Please avoid them.

Discussion in 'The Shit List' started by Bostoncab, Aug 7, 2012.

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  1. Bostoncab

    Bostoncab Elite Member

    Dec 31, 2009
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    pain in the ass cabbie
    [h=1]Paypal prepaid mastercard by netspend ripped me off. Please avoid them.[/h]
    So last night I was hard at work on my websites and came to a decision that I wanted to have my outsourcer finish a project for me so I could focus on more important projects. In order for my outsourcer to be able to complete what I needed him to do I would have had to buy something I quickly checked my paypal balance.

    [h=2]Not having any money in my account I recalled seeing paypal prepaid cards for sale at my local 7-11.[/h]
    I went to the 7-11 purchased the card and came home and attempted to link it to my long existing and in Good standing Paypal account. I was unable to do so online and their website told me that they were "unable to verify my identity".

    I was shocked at this. I called the number on the back of the paypal card I purchased only to find that the department was closed.

    I called back today and was told I have one of two options.

    1) I could mail them copies of all of my documents including a copy of my drivers license and social security card.
    2) They could make the card a "limited use" card which would limit me to making in store purchases with the card. WHY WOULD I WANT THAT? I CAN JUST USE CASH IN THE STORE?

    I contacted Paypal who made every attempt to transfer me back to the paypal prepaid card people which seem to be employees of Netspend. All they can do for me is provide me with one of the two options I have outlined already.

    I really wish someone would come along and market a new internet payment system that actually works. Paypal is doing a terrible job.

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