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alright so basically, this all started with me wanting to donate to a patreon.
this patreon required a paypal or credit / debit card.
so what I did was,
I bought a 50 dollar black visa gift card.
I registered the card on the website it gave me.
I attempted to link the card several times, it kept telling me the address listed was wrong.
(which was mine)
I was frustrated.
I called customer service, it was a bot.
anyways long story short I figured out how to link my address to the card.
I retry on paypal.
link was finally successful but then I had to get a code from a statement or something, quite odd.
I was charged two dollars basically and it said i'd have to wait three to five business days to receive it I believe.
I checked my balance on the website, turns out it charged me right away.
I put in the code and it was then verified and was all good.
I tried to donate on patreon except this time I did not use the debit card option.
I used paypal.
it doesn't go through.
I try over and over, doesn't work.
I check my paypal settings and so on.
turns out I should verify my phone and email.
maybe that would work.
so I do.
I repeat the purchase process, doesn't go through.
everything is verified, there is no reason why it shouldn't go through.
so I get the idea to create a money pool and have a friend donate some money so I can have some cash on my balance instead of depending on a card to get it through.
I collect the balance.
It needs me to go through a verification process by putting my name, address and date of birth.
at the bottom it says 'not now.'
I click it.
now it says in my summary that someone donated, I collected it but it went from balance into (money pool name).
which makes no sense it should be in my wallet.
but the thing is I don't have one,
it doesn't even say 0.00 like it should.
it just has my linked card and the option to link more.
now i'm scouring for a way to continue verifying my details to make cash balance possible.
but its no where to be found, I'm totally helpless.
basically I have no way of paying this patreon.
I don't understand..
did I really just burn 60 dollars? and its sitting right infront of me unable to be spent.
please someone help... please
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