Green Dot Money Pack Visa Card Problem

butterflyboogie

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Well, I had the strangest thing happen. I have had a Walmart money card that you can reload with the green dot money pack for over 2 years. They are good for a year, after they send you the one with your name on it, and then you just get a new one at the end of the year. I have been using it for online gaming, as well as other normal purchases for 2 years with out an issue. I went to load the card the other night and it put me through to customer support. I thought maybe it had gone over a little due to the International excahange and they would just tell me so I could add more money, however it was a woman that told me that my card was going to be permanately closed on April 17th. I asked why and she said it was because I had reloaded it more than four times per week. I explained that this was not unusual at all because even with my shop when I order merchandise (candles, perfumes, etc) I use that card regularly. She stated that their regulations state that you can't reload it over 4 times per week and that it was becomming questionable. I knew this was a bunch of malarkey because I have reloaded this card, and the one before, almost daily (or atleast 5 times per week) since I had the cards. I told her I certainly didn't understand why this was the case and if there was a problem that I could just start loading it no more than four times per week. She then informed me that the card would alright to use until April 17th, then it would close, and she told me that I would no longer be allowed one of the green dot cards. I asked her why in the world not and she said that it was because of the activity. Now this has to be because of the gambling because there is nothing else that I do with the card other than other purchases. I don't know what I will do after the 17th. I guess I will start buying gift cards and see if that will work. This is utterly so ridiculous!!! It is amazing, I work my tail off, never have had a hand out, and yet it is like I have to have permission on what I can spend my hard earned dollar for! Has anyone else had this problem yet? If not, be on the look out because I have a feeling I am one in many. :(
 

anniemac

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My Netspend Visa still works as well as several others that I have. Why not get a Netspend card? I load mine from my bank account for $1.95. Or I have several other I use too that work.
 

blonde

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London, Aussie...hell who knows
All I use is my Walmart card now, no issues whatsoever. I load at the register never used the reload pack. I used Netspend until I found that this one works, but might need to go back to using it if Walmart tries to pull the bull on me too. It is getting ridiculous for sure for USA players, let me rephrase, plain disgusting that we cannot spend our money on what we want.
 

butterflyboogie

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I have purchaseed the money packs to reload or if I have it with me (I keep it on my computer desk sometimes) then they just swipe the card. I had never had a problem before, I used it at restaurants, to get gas, etc...but I know the reason is because if the international transactions. Just don't be, surprised if they close your accounts...it's insane! Where can I get a netspend card?
 

anniemac

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I got my Netspend card online - www.netspend.com - just make sure and get the Visa one.

Netspend has to option now to load your card from a verified bank account for $1.95 so that's what I do. $250 per day is my limit. I use a credit union and so far I don't guess they care how many transfers I do. It's going to another banking entity so it keeps my bank in the dark and I haven't ever had NS question anything.
 

Mousey

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I got my Netspend Visa at Cash Advance.... you know ... one of those payday loan/check cashing places. Right down the street. And can reload there. But it's getting weirder with prepaids.
 

Kotsy1

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Nov 10, 2005
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USA
Many issues with USA using the prepaids and reloadables. From now on, please abbreviate what cards you are using and from where. If you continue to use the name in full, it may negate them. It could surely raise a red flag.

USA players should already know this.

NS and WP still working for deposits.

If you are unsure of which, then pm the member
 

anniemac

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That's the point in posting in the America the Beautiful and Payment Processing areas. Bryan has fixed them to be hard to get into by creepy crawlers.

And, in all actuality, it's too late. I think the cat's been out of the bag a long time. They keep chasing it, just haven't caught it yet. :D
 

rockycatt

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multiple similar trans actions give there formula a flag to trace , my pylnq lets only 4 a week now
 

anniemac

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I think it depends on if you are the one in line to look at on a given day.

My NS card is just used for depositing. At one time I was using it for all my everyday stuff including direct depositing but decided that might not be a good idea so made another plan.

I am sure that one day I will try and make a deposit and they will close my card but at least I won't get caught in a bind if they do.
 
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