I went to a 7 11 yesterday and put money on a paypal card. Did not know it was netspend until I opened it. I had to call a paypal number (netpsend number really) to activate the prepaid card. When I tried activating the card, I was transferred to customer service and told that I my social is on a blacklist for security reasons. I had netspend cards before from 2006-2010 and not a problem. I was told that I have to wait 3 weeks for a refund check. Now, I am really pissed because I needed to pay bills. My internet and phone are about to be turned off. Being a veteran student, I live on a fixed income. I cannot wait 3 weeks. I have spent about 5-6 hours in hold time as I demand my money right away. Please do not use netspend. Their are better prepaid cards than netspend. I like to join to in a class action lawsuit against netspend. I know for a fact that netspend uses false advertising. For example, I bought paypal card without knowing it was netspend. ONly way I found out it was netpsend was when I opened it. It is very difficult to tell which prepaid cards are netspend and which ones are not. If netspend name was in the front with paypal, I would not buy the card.
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