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Louisa0725
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Can I pegister pre-paid credit card as my credit card ?

I recieved a $100 American Express Gift Card and I was wondering if I can use it on paypal ... However when I was trying to register the card Paypal saids there's an error ... Can I pegister pre-paid credit card as my credit card ?

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DexLuther
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Re: Can I pegister pre-paid credit card as my credit card ?

I've tried too with a visa and the short answer is it doesn't appear to be possible. Even iTunes doesn't accept them, which makes me wonder what the heck the point of these cards are if they are refused everywhere.

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jethro5cc
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Re: Can I pegister pre-paid credit card as my credit card ?

 
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PayPal_Adrian
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Re: Can I pegister pre-paid credit card as my credit card ?

Welcome to the boards!

At this time, we don't recommend adding pre-paid debit or credit cards, as they seldom pass our stringent security measures. Even if they do, and the payment is later refunded, we're required to send it back to the card - which can be a problem for you if you have since discarded the card.

In terms of adding funds, at this time, you cannot use a card to add funds to the balance. However, if you can successfully register the card, you don't need to add funds first.

Just make a payment, and we'll debit the card directly.

Thanks!

Adrian

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jethro5cc
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Re: Can I pegister pre-paid credit card as my credit card ?

I wasnt able to add the card without first going to the credit card company website and adding my postal code, then it was possible to add on paypal.

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Usagi1992
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Re: Can I pegister pre-paid credit card as my credit card ?

In order to use a pre-paid credit card online, you need to register it first. This can be done online, or over the phone. There should be a number and/or website on the package it came in and on the card. (for VIsa this website and number are at the top above the bar code, but I don't know about American express).

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