The idea behind Cardavenue is interesting. If you get a gift card you don’t like, you can trade it for another using their site. They charge a fee and ostensibly offer some protection against fraud. They don’t, however, answer their emails or process their claims, and that makes us sad.
PayPal security keys are now available for purchase, offering consumers the option vastly enhanced protection against account breaches.
Paypal will sell SecurID tokens to its customers, starting early this year. The PayPal Security Key is a keychain size device that generates a new six-digit code every 30 seconds. Paypal will require signed up customers to enter in order to complete transactions.
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- Attention Seller:
Sigh. All that’s in the past now, isn’t it? Let’s help Deadspin in true Consumerist fashion.
Reader Homerjay’s story bolsters our big prediction for 2007: Paypal is going down.
Google Checkout can be used for transactions as low as $.05, reader Mary Marsala With Fries confirms.
Paypal suspended Vincent Gallo’s account after he put his sperm up for auction ($50,000). For an additional $500,000, Gallo said he would inseminate in-utero.
• Use it now and get $10 off $30 or $20 off $50, at participating stores.
PayPal plans on giving $20 rebates to customers shopping at participating partner sites, November 23 through May 15, 2007. Online merchants include iTunes, Barnes & Noble, Dell, Petsmart, Starbucks, Art.com, HP, and many more.
Last night, an explosion rocked Paypal’s network operations center, blasting windows and leaving a haze in its wake.
Unlike Paypal, Google Checkout promises to not suddenly freeze your bank account.
Now you can determine whether that latest “Paypal Account Notification” you got was a Paypal phish and you don’t even have to have a brain. Phil says:
As a person who conducts many thousands of dollars worth of transactions through PayPal every month, I’ve become rather adept at spotting a spoof. Not only is Thunderbird pretty excellent at picking up on scams, but a quick commonsense check when looking over an email from PayPal is all that it takes to thwart most spoofers. Does the ‘Click Here to Resolve’ actually link to PayPal? You can tell simply by hovering your mouse over the link and looking at the URL at the bottom. No? Ergo, not from PayPal.