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Green Dot.com Debit Card knows there is a fraudulent billing as the merchant told them and refuses to crredit account
Okay- so I received a "GreenDot" Visa card as a gift from my brother for my birthday- it was only for thirty dollars- but hey! It was 30.00. I registered as instructed- then went to use it and it says it is invalid- so I waited a few days thinking it would register by then- tried several more times to use it- and it said invalide4 every time! I called the company- and went to three different people before the last person told me I was out of luck...and 30.00 because I didn't have the original cardboard card that was orignially sent to me- I am so mad! This is mickey mouse and a crummy way to run a business. I will never even consider using this company for ANYTHING ever again and will tell all my friends, too! No resolution-just out 30.00!
Someone used Moneybookers EUR London company to attempt to make an illegal transaction on my Greendot prepaid Visa credit card in the amount of $848.62 on 05/29/2010. Fortunately, I never put much money on my card because I do not have that kind of money to throw away let alone let someone steal. I would suggest you investigate who is using Moneybookers EUR London as a way to steal money from people's credit cards. I have informed the FBI of this transaction and there may be an investigation pending on the attempted theft.
Brenda V. Oswell
Ordered my tax refund on a Green Dot Card, and never received it. The dollar amount was $1400+
This company straight up stole my money.
I've called several times, the first 2 times I called i was assured that the card was on it's way. 20 Days later I called again. This time they promised to fedex it to me for a fee of $20 after arguing in hindi with the agent on the phone, i was able to get them to ship it for free. 3 day delivery time frame.
6 days later I call and they still haven't even shipped the card.
This is just a crappy company with a website and a private label prepaid card that cant even figure out how to use the mail.
IRS, FTC, and BBB complaints are next, for both turbotax and green dot.
Horrible company, don't use them... BTW keep searching, there are thousands of complaints.
greendot wont give me back my money i put on my card. i am going to sue them!! because i am not the only person complaining about this matter. so far they made me wait 10 days to just tell me that they will not refund my money on an certain day. and im still waiting .. ive done everything they told me to do, in order to get my money. they gave me the run around and lieing to me in result of me getting my money back.
they are holding $20 that belongs to me.. it might be a small amount of money but its my money. so therefore, i am sueing them for all the mess they have put me through. and advise to everyone. STAY AWAY FROM GREENDOT.COM ITS FULL OF LIES AND THEY OVER CHARGE PEOPLE.AND THEY WILL TAKE YOUR MONEY!! BOYCOTT GREENDOT.COM...
I was over charged by google and had stoped my campain with them. they elected to continue my campain and charged my card without my consent. they have no customer service number to get a hold of them at. green dot did nothing to help me. they actually hung up on me! what a terrible customer service company they are. don't ever do biz with them. also it takes forever to get to there reps on the phone.
i have a green dot premier mastercard account that expired on [protected], the premier account states that a new card will be issued when the old card expires. i have not recieved the new card and since it is the first of the month, i wanted to pay my rent. i had a direct deposit that was sent to my card on [protected] but it was not listed as funds added. i had thought that i was to automatically get the new card due to the perks of the premier card that i had. the customer service agent told me that a new card was not sent but they will send one now which i will receive in the next 7 to 10 business days thus i would not be able to access my money until then. her supervisor then came on and said that my premier membership was revoked because i had a negative balance when the deducted the monthly fee. the premeir card has a perk that says it does not count against you when you gain a negative balance for their fees. he stated that i would have to reapply for a card thus spending more money on a card when they sell a perk to avoid that. i told him that i'm very dissatisfied with this. told him that i will contact the nebraska attorney general and file a complaint as well as the better business bureau and everyone else that help in this issue.
i originally got this card to avoid the notorius fees that usbank and wells fargo have on their checking accounts as well as savings accounts. seems to me that anyone with a bank account or a debit card is fair game for these fees. green dot offered me 10.00 monthly that was reduced by 5.00 should i direct deposit 750.00 a month. atm withdrawal fees of 1.95, these were better fees than the banks. i should have known better, somethings do not last long.
Got this temporary debit card for $35 as a gift. Tried to activate it to no avail through both the website and by phone.
After 3 days of the nonsense of phone calls to machines who apparently cannot understand the word J.A.M.E.S. or any other voice command in English. (Sorry, don't speak any other languages) have given up trying. What a major SCAM this is, why they have not been investigated by the authorities I do not know.
I received a check for over $900.00 on a grant with instructions to cash or deposit said check and then return to Mary Edwards a fee of $400.00 for finding the grant. Being as 1. I have been applying for grants, and 2. in need of money as work is slow for my husband ( we are self employed). I seriously considered cashing the check, UNTIL i decided to go online and research this, even though i had been applying for grants to continue school this just didn't seem right. I am so glad that i did not cash this check as i would have been furious with them and myself.
You know we have the government butting into bail out the banks, and auto dealers but "WHERE THE HELL ARE THE PPL THAT ARE BAILING US OUT????" that can actually take advantage of unsuspecting ppl that are hurting for money out there. And these ppl do continue to catch the one or two ppl that either don't have internet to research these things and that are that desperate and they cash and return the money... I will be taking my letter with the bogus check to my local authorities and then to the postmaster general... and hopefully these idiots MARY EDWARDS and LINDA SPALLDING get caught...
Bad check / 10, 000.00 cash grant
"official check" from key services corp with a faded key icon and signature for the amount of 965. 99. instructions were to cash or deposit this check and send 4% to "mary edwards" for commission fee through a greendot moneypak.
I purchased one greendot debit card from Walgreens.
The cost was $4.95 and I also deposited $30 into the account.
I made an on-line purchase of about $28 and everything went well.
I then deposited $20 more, but the next time I used it I was told that my card was registering empty. I made numerous call to greendot,
but was never able to talk to an actual person.
I tried to check my account on-line, but could not get into the site.
Now $20 some dollars isn't much, but I don't want greendot to get away from ripping anyone esle off, although I'd like my money returned.
I set up an online bill pay through Greendot for $2000 to a private party. You can only send $1000 at a time...
i've been a customer of greendot since 2005 or 2006. throughout the years, i've had a history of months of a few dollars in reload, to months in which i made a modest amount of reloads. the month of January 2010 has been a bonanza--in the dollar amount i've loaded into my card--roughly $6900!!! followed by February in which i've so far loaded nearly $2000. which is why i'm more so aggravated to be sitting down at 4:30am writing a letter to collect a mere $143.49!!!
on January 31, 2010, having loaded $400.00 onto my card, i ordered food from a chinese restaurant for about $16, paid for a hotel room. for about $73, and was shocked to be declined when i tried to buy gas later that day due to lack of sufficient funds!!!
when i checked online, i noticed 4 UNAUTHORIZED items PENDING:
3 charges for $75.00--from an arco gas station from which i'd only made a purchase of $23.00
a charge for $143.00 from a walmart in lancaster, ca--a place i've never been in my life!
i promptly called greendot and reported it a a theft! i told them i wished to press charges and have the perpetrator arrested. i also asked that the money be CREDITED to my account immediately! i was told it could not be done then--since it was still pending--that i should wait till after its posted to ring back, that it would then take 3-5 days for it to be credited. i requested a new card and asked for fast delivery, since i was staying in a hotel.
i was told to load $30 onto the card to cover the fedex OVERNIGHT charges. i got the card AFTER FOUR DAYS! what was the point of paying all that money--if the mail took as long as regular mail? i asked repeatedly if i'd get it overnight and was told yes. it was sent Sunday--so i thought...Monday--Tuesday tops...did not get it till Thursday! this ended up costing me $73x3 (nightly rate for hotel) since i couldn't very well go home let my card be received after i'd checked out!
after the charge to walmart was posted, i called back and had the most horrendous experience with greendot to date!!! nobody i spoke to seemed to fully understand me; they'd be stuck and repeat a phrase over and over--whether or not it reflected or concerned what i was saying. when i asked to speak to a supervisor, they'd put me on hold till the dial tone came on. when i asked to speak to a supervisor on american soil--who speaks english as a FIRST language, they simply hung up on me!
my level of frustration got so high, i became afraid for my health, (i have very high blood pressure) so for 2 weeks, i steered clear of calling greendot...when i finally called, i was told first that they couldn't help me b'cos the charge had been posted--meaning the merchant now had the funds, so it was out of their hands--that I SHOULD CONTACT WALMART MYSELF AND TRY TO EXTRICATE MY STOLEN MONEY FROM THIER CLUTCHES!!!
i went totally nuts and said no way--that i'd waited for it to post because i was told BY GREENDOT--that only then, could my money be credited to my account...i requested they retrieve the recording of my calls (don't they always say they're recorded for "quality assurance"?) to prove that greendot reps, did indeed say so. he acknowledged that was indeed, the policy--wait till it posts, then have your money credited into your account--something i'd done many times before--find an unauthorized charge, call greendot and its credited in a few days?
why has this been sooooooooooo problematic--and in a month that i loaded more money onto my card than ever? i asked and i'm asking...why is it that i never saw those $75x3 to arco--$225 (which had been SUBTRACTED from my total CASH balance) in the CREDIT column of my card statement.
in a world where even the tiniest mom and pop shops are going green and paperless, why won't greendot EMAIL me records from my OLD card which i no longer have access to, but very much need for my records and taxes?
why am i the one going through all these headaches, when according to your policy and employees, i did EVERYTHING i should have done:
i reported the theft and requested credit SAME DAY it occurred.
i called back after it was posted--when i was ASSURED it would be a matter of days till i got my money back.
i requested a cancellation of the old card and ordered new one--at an expense to me.
i requested an investigation and let it known i wished to press charges.
having done all this, why am i having so much difficulty retrieving my hard earned CASH, when the thief who stole it had such an easy time using my card WITHOUT being in possession of it, WITHOUT my identification and authorization? isn't it greendot's REPONSIBILITY to make it MORE DIFFUCULT FOR THIEVES to steal from its customer's card? why does greendot expect me to contact walmart and investigate by myself?
why can we no longer speak to americans or english speaking staff IN AMERICA DURING BUSINESS HOURS--9-5PM? i mean, i understand outsourcing calls AFTER business hours, but not 24/7! this has led me to lose confidence in greendot--as if going offshore is one step closer to its bigwigs soon taking all our CASH and bailing to some exotic offshore company, where they can't be touched by the US.
that's why i've put LESS money on the card this month--and depending on how this letter is handled, why i'll be taking my business elsewhere--it seems clear its not appreciated by greendot. finally, due to my negative experiences with greendot lately, i have decided to warn other unsuspecting prospects by posting this letter--as is on complaints board dot com--check it out...you'll find i'm not the only one complaining about your poor services>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
If you wish to dispute a transaction that has posted to your statement
i unequivocally DISPUTE the transaction made at walmart lancaster on January 31 2010 in the amount of $143.49. i did not make the charge, did not authorize it, have NEVER been in that city AND CAN PROVE IT!
I HEREBY DEMAND THAT THE SUM OF $143.49 BE CREDITED TO MY ACCOUNT AND THAT EXPLANATION BE GIVEN AS TO WHY$225 FROM ARCO ON SAME DAY HAS NEVER BEEN SHOWN CREDITED TO MY ACCOUNT.
if this is not handled to my satisfaction, i shall call upon dateline nbc, 60 minutes or 20/20 to investigate your practices.
Got a visa gift card and my wallet was stolen. When I called Greendot.com to stop the card they had no info on my card. I had to activate it with many questions on the phone. It was a $1oo gift card. I think they should have been able to stop it with all the info I gave them. I will never buy one of their cards again.
I received a check in the mail for the amount of $958.22 with the promise of another check. All I had to do...
i bought a $50 green dot visa from 7-11 and had problems activating the stupid card so was told i woukld get a refund check in the mail within 7-10 buisness days. never got anything. cant get a live person on the phone and am told that my card number is invalid.
Has Anyone had this problem with a green dot card? I bought a card and tried to use it at a redbox kiosk. The reader will not read the card. I looked at the back and where there is normally a black strip on a credit or debit card is a gold strip. It can't be used at any card reader when making a purchase. I called customer suuport and of course got India. Needless to say, it's hard to get them to understand normal english. After explaining all this to them, they said I damaged my card. I said no, it was this way when I got it. After arguing/explaining for quite awhile, they said they would send me a new card. The new card is exactly the same. No black strip. I was going to try email to explain the problem but they just referred me back to the 1-800 number. Anyone heard of anything like this before?
I purchased a greendot card from CVS last week. I went on line to register it 3x and could not be processed because "they were having difficulties with the site and to try later". Of course, I kept getting the same message. I called several times, tried several options to try and register my card (having thrown out the part of the package with the activation number) which by the way, I don't even remember seeing. I then tried to contact a real person, well forget that. No real customer service, just the automated thing. I looked on their site for an e-mail address to contact them, once again, no e-mail contact!!! Only a mailing address. I will write but I'm doubtful I will ever see my $20.00 again. Thank God I didn't put more $$$ on it. (I almost did). I think this is a scam and they bank on people like me not following up for $20.00. Can you imagine the amount of money they are making?????? BP
My 14 year old son purchased a green dot moneypak at walmart a while back. He lost the receipt which you need...
My daughter received a credit card in her name. I have tried every number on the card encloser form. I could never speak to anyone. It was strictly automated. When I put the acct number and SS # in, the automation kept telling me it was invalid. Finally, after researching I found the number to their directpay line, [protected]. Got to speak to someone I could barely understand because of his accent. I explained that she was a minor. He said the account was closed but there had been transactions but he could not give me any of this information without my daughters consent. I again explained she was a minor and that I was concerned that someone was using her personal information. He refused and I requested a supervisor. A women with a heavy accent answered and refused. I truly believe this is a scam. We are trying to place scam alerts on ou daughter's information.