I wrote earlier about the PayPal prepaid debit card and cautioned folks that PayPal is notorious for suspending or closing accounts. I also suggested that you should NOT use the PayPal card if you can’t afford to be without the money you load on your PayPal card.
Well, PayPal suspended my account!
Fortunately, I had only ~$60 in my account. I was able to load my PayPal account with prepaid PayPal cards from CVS (for ~2 months) and then use my PayPal card to load my American Express Bluebird at Wal-Mart.
PayPal appears to be willing to reinstate my account if I provide all the information in the screenshot below.
PayPal is also asking for details on the $500 PayPal MyCash reloads and the system doesn’t seem to tag them as MyCash reloads, but classifies them as “Payment Received” in the screenshot below.
I’m curious to see how long it will take PayPal to reinstate my account. So, again, do NOT use PayPal if you can’t afford to be without the money which you load into the account. Pre-paid cards have their uses, but you HAVE to be aware of the risks of using them. Having your account suspended is one such risk.
PS: I’m on vacation this week (and have fallen sick) so I won’t be able to get to the comments or email soon.