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    PrePaid Visa/Debit Card

    Anyone know any prepaid visa cards that can be used with paypal?
    Im searching now and came across some but worried some might be a little 'dodgey'

    thanks as always.

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    Majority of standard prepaid cards (mastercard/visa etc) can be used with paypal, just as normal you're supposed to register an address to verify/lift restrictions.

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    Thanks Steve.
    Have you any reccomendations on which prepaid to use? Half the website look dodgey for these cards from what i've seen..

    Or, is there an alternative method to sending a one off payment ? I know of western union but they charge a nasty % fee, so i was thinking a prepaid card might be best.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ihaveaproblem View Post
    Anyone know any prepaid visa cards that can be used with PayPal?
    3V can be used with PayPal, but a standard credit card would be a lot less hassle while still offering protection online. I have used 3V in the past and they are definitely not dodgy.

    Pay for something costing between £100 and £30,000 on a credit card and the card issuer's equally liable if something goes wrong. (Source)
    Also, the majority of pre-paid credit cards do not actually offer you any protection under the law..

    Prepay cards are special plastic you load up before you spend and anyone can get one as no credit check is needed. Normally these don't get Section 75 protection, as there's no credit, but one specific card does includes similar protection. The CashPlus* prepaid card's provider has confirmed it provides protection similar to section 75 although this is NOT legal protection.

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    People like mastercard/visa do their own ones direct from them. As nowadays do most mobile companies (orange etc)

    MasterCard Prepaid in the United Kingdom | MasterCard®

    If it's a one-off payment, it depends on how much you'll get charged by western, as normally you pay £5~ for a prepaid card. Just make sure you get one that's not got monthly fees etc, as some do. And preferably a free to top-up

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    Thanks both.
    I'll look at your suggestions.
    WesternUnion wanted a 30£ fee, so i'd rather not use them.

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    I've got an Escape card. Works great for me. Escape Home Page | EZ Pay

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    I have cards from FairFX. FairFX.com

    they offer Sterling, dollar or euro cards.
    You can find promotion codes on the Internet to get them free, otherwise £10 each.

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    There is a good comparison of prepaid cards on the MoneySupermarket website...

    http://www.moneysupermarket.com/prep...20100105161440

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    O2 offer a card as well which I got, no charges you get £10 credit for £10 in and no monthly. O2 Money - O2

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    Western Union... It would be a foolish ebay trader that accepted payment!

    I don't know how the scam works, but do know that it happens a lot.

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    I've got a Kalixa card.


    Kalixa Card - Kalixa - Prepaid MasterCard für 4,95

    It costs £4.95 to get but no charges at all for general use (other than ATM withdrawals) or to load by BACS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snrweb View Post
    I've got a Kalixa card.


    Kalixa Card - Kalixa - Prepaid MasterCard für 4,95

    It costs £4.95 to get but no charges at all for general use (other than ATM withdrawals) or to load by BACS.
    Pity they charge 1.75% to load via debit/credit card. O2 do not at least.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew_C View Post
    I don't know how the scam works, but do know that it happens a lot.
    You would have to be pretty thick to fall for Western Union scams...

    http://reviews.ebay.co.uk/High-Alert...00000002565111

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur View Post
    You would have to be pretty thick to fall for Western Union scams...

    eBay.co.uk Guides - High Alert- The Western Union Scam - Look Now Be Aware
    Bring on the internet access license to prevent that and 419 scammers having success

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