Green Dot and PayPal
There are still many people who refuse to buy online using any personal information, especially credit. However, now Green Dot offers a way to purchase online using a temporary gift/phone card type thing.
Paypal has to be one of the fastest growing ways to pay for purchases. Now Green Dot offers these cards that hook up with your PayPal account. Let’s say you purchase the card for $25.00. Your PayPal account then holds the $25.00. When you’re ready to purchase, just scratch the code off the back and use it instead of your credit or PayPal account directly.
It’s an added layer of security that may be helpful to many, and should be much easier to use for people who’ve suffered through bankruptcy or just have low credit scores.