Can I use a government issued debit card from social security to obtain a pay pal account?

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Talk directly to paypal for this

However as it is a government debit card any purchases made or debited directly to the government by that card account

Posted on Nov 22, 2015

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

I would definitly call PayPal support on this issue , you don't want to waste anytime messing around with this. idenity theft is big now-a-days and it sounds like someone has stolen your CC number.

Posted on Oct 02, 2008

You need to find out if your debit card is from a country which paypal supports payment from. Or if your debit card is activated from your bank. Are you browsing from a different location than you originally were when you accessed your paypal account last?You can also contact paypal with the issue.

Posted on Oct 15, 2009

tell it your bank . they will surely do something. they will change your pin or card number

Posted on Feb 07, 2010

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social security debit card problems

Social security debit card problems

You may be the victim of identity, fraud and not even know it.

Accessing your bank account, running up astronomical charges on your credit card, even opening up new accounts in your name can all be done with a few critical pieces of personal information. Scary, isn't it?

Although this is a rare crime, there are unscrupulous individuals who will try to access your personal and financial information to assume your identity.

Identity fraud boils down to this: Armed with a piece or two of your vital personal information, a criminal can access and drain your financial accounts, open new accounts or apply for loans and credit cards under your name, and perhaps even have your mail routed to him or her. This type of fraud has increased dramatically in recent years.

Here are some ways you can protect yourself against potential identity theft of your information:

  • Don't provide your Social Security number or personal credit information to anyone who calls you over the phone. Only provide information when YOU initiate the call and are familiar with the business.
  • Tear up or shred credit card receipts, bank statements, and unused credit card offers before throwing them away. Opt out of pre-approved credit card offers by calling 1.888.5OPT.OUT.
  • Prevent Telemarketers from calling by signing up for the Do Not Call list.
  • Protect your personal information: name, address, phone, mother's maiden name, date of birth, and Social Security number.
  • Protect your individual bank and credit card Personal Identification Numbers (PINs) and any other passwords and change them frequently. Do not use your Social Security number as your PIN number.
  • Review your monthly financial statements closely and immediately contact your bank or credit card company if you discover any unauthorized charges. If you use the Internet, only provide information to secure sites for businesses that you trust that have a clear policy on what they do with your personal information.
  • Never respond to e-mail solicitations asking for personal information.
  • Check your credit report for accuracy each year, and immediately report any inaccuracies to the credit bureau.
  • Keep a listing of all your credit and bank information in a secure place. This listing will make it easier for you to contact creditors and banks if your identity is stolen or if you simply lose your wallet.

If you believe you have had your identity stolen, follow these steps to reduce the possible damage and loss. It is extremely important to act quickly to protect your credit rating and reduce your risk of loss.

  • Immediately contact your bank to close your existing accounts. Open new accounts with new account numbers, ATM cards and PIN numbers.
  • Cancel all of your credit cards and request that new accounts be established.
  • Report any suspected theft of your information to your local police and request copies of all police reports
  • Contact all your creditors, by phone and in writing, and inform them of the problem.
  • Contact the three major credit reporting agencies by telephone and in writing to request a fraud investigation.
  • Contact the Registry of Motor Vehicles to see if a new license has been requested or issued in your name.
  • KEEP COPIES OF EVERYTHING.

If you feel you are the victim of account fraud or identity theft, act immediately.

To report fraud on your Bank Rhode Island accounts:

If you suspect fraud in connection with your BankRI accounts, contact us immediately at (866) 4-BANKRI weekdays from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturdays 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Contact us immediately if:

  • Your checks are lost or stolen
  • You don't receive your account statement
  • You notice check transactions on your statement or Bank Rhode Island Online Banking account summary that you don't recognize

Contact us immediately if:

  • Your ATM or Debit MasterCard® is lost or stolen
  • You see ATM or Debit MasterCard® transactions that you don’t recognize

If you suspect you're the victim of identity theft, you should also contact these agencies:

Credit Bureau Fraud Hotlines

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