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JJF84

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Joined: 01/30/11

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Hello everybody,

I want to become a full access member for a month, but when I try to pay with PayPal, it says that I need a credit card registered at PayPal what is a little bit weird because if I had one, I'd pay directly with credit card. I have enough money on my payPal account.

Can someone help me?

Thanks,

Jack

#1

Hello everybody,

I want to become a full access member for a month, but when I try to pay with PayPal, it says that I need a credit card registered at PayPal what is a little bit weird because if I had one, I'd pay directly with credit card. I have enough money on my payPal account.

Can someone help me?

Thanks,

Jack

Jon Broderick

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Posts: 3317

Are you outside the U.S? I understand paypal in some countries doesn't allow monthly subscription billing against a checking account. I think a one year subscription might work in that case, but I am not sure.
Jon Broderick
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#2

Are you outside the U.S? I understand paypal in some countries doesn't allow monthly subscription billing against a checking account. I think a one year subscription might work in that case, but I am not sure.
Jon Broderick
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JJF84

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Joined: 01/30/11

Posts: 2

thanks

Thanks for your quick answer, but that's to risky for me.

Bye

#3

thanks

Thanks for your quick answer, but that's to risky for me.

Bye

Tranquilizer

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Joined: 01/05/08

Posts: 2

Guys, I fear something fishy is going on. Not accusing anyone of anything, and I love the site. That's my disclaimer. What follows is my experience.

I recently decided to pay for more full access after a long break. I paid with PayPal and was prompted to link my credit card to my PayPal account for immediate access. I wanted it now, so I did that, not suspecting anything fishy, despite the fact my checking account is also linked to PayPal and, in the past, has always been billed instantly when there were no funds in my PayPal.

Alas, this transaction didn't go through. I was bored, impatient and a bit buzzed, so I went ahead and payed for a year with my credit card. Boom. I was in, and not even worried about being billed for another month when the original transaction eventually cleared.

Last weekend my credit card company called and we found someone jacked my
card #. Since my original PayPal payment to this site never went through, I can't help but suspect the prompt for my credit card might have been a phishing scam.

The good news is I have a one year membership, a new credit card, and no harm was done. I hope this site had nothing to do with the theft of my cc info, but it's all I can figure.

#4

Guys, I fear something fishy is going on. Not accusing anyone of anything, and I love the site. That's my disclaimer. What follows is my experience.

I recently decided to pay for more full access after a long break. I paid with PayPal and was prompted to link my credit card to my PayPal account for immediate access. I wanted it now, so I did that, not suspecting anything fishy, despite the fact my checking account is also linked to PayPal and, in the past, has always been billed instantly when there were no funds in my PayPal.

Alas, this transaction didn't go through. I was bored, impatient and a bit buzzed, so I went ahead and payed for a year with my credit card. Boom. I was in, and not even worried about being billed for another month when the original transaction eventually cleared.

Last weekend my credit card company called and we found someone jacked my
card #. Since my original PayPal payment to this site never went through, I can't help but suspect the prompt for my credit card might have been a phishing scam.

The good news is I have a one year membership, a new credit card, and no harm was done. I hope this site had nothing to do with the theft of my cc info, but it's all I can figure.

trickyvic3

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Joined: 02/19/12

Posts: 20

Same issue

I had the same issue when I went full access today. I was going to pay with PayPal but they wanted a credit card from me as well. I'm guessing it's because GT bills monthly?

I do have a credit card reg with PayPal so I thought it was kind of strange. So rather than go through them, I just backed out of PayPal, started over and used my Visa.

Not sure what's going on.

Vic

#5

Same issue

I had the same issue when I went full access today. I was going to pay with PayPal but they wanted a credit card from me as well. I'm guessing it's because GT bills monthly?

I do have a credit card reg with PayPal so I thought it was kind of strange. So rather than go through them, I just backed out of PayPal, started over and used my Visa.

Not sure what's going on.

Vic

SebastBerg

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Joined: 02/01/10

Posts: 421

There as been a lot of scam on Pay Pal recently. I'm not saying dont use it, I use it myself, but be more carefull then you are usualy.
- Seb
www.sebastienberger.com

#6

There as been a lot of scam on Pay Pal recently. I'm not saying dont use it, I use it myself, but be more carefull then you are usualy.
- Seb
www.sebastienberger.com

Jon Broderick

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Originally Posted by: trickyvic3
I had the same issue when I went full access today. I was going to pay with PayPal but they wanted a credit card from me as well. I'm guessing it's because GT bills monthly?

I do have a credit card reg with PayPal so I thought it was kind of strange. So rather than go through them, I just backed out of PayPal, started over and used my Visa.

Not sure what's going on.

Vic


If you aren't in the US, then I believe that is what they do. I have seen checking debits processed through paypal, but that was a while ago.
Jon Broderick
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#7

Originally Posted by: trickyvic3
I had the same issue when I went full access today. I was going to pay with PayPal but they wanted a credit card from me as well. I'm guessing it's because GT bills monthly?

I do have a credit card reg with PayPal so I thought it was kind of strange. So rather than go through them, I just backed out of PayPal, started over and used my Visa.

Not sure what's going on.

Vic


If you aren't in the US, then I believe that is what they do. I have seen checking debits processed through paypal, but that was a while ago.
Jon Broderick
Guitar Tricks Instructor


www.GuitarTricks.com - Home of Online Guitar Lessons

trickyvic3

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Joined: 02/19/12

Posts: 20

Originally Posted by: Jon
If you aren't in the US, then I believe that is what they do. I have seen checking debits processed through paypal, but that was a while ago.



I am in the US Jon, that's what's weird about it.

I live up in NH.

Vic

#8

Originally Posted by: Jon
If you aren't in the US, then I believe that is what they do. I have seen checking debits processed through paypal, but that was a while ago.



I am in the US Jon, that's what's weird about it.

I live up in NH.

Vic

Jon Broderick

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Joined: 10/31/00

Posts: 3317

Originally Posted by: Tranquilizer
Guys, I fear something fishy is going on. Not accusing anyone of anything, and I love the site. That's my disclaimer. What follows is my experience.

I recently decided to pay for more full access after a long break. I paid with PayPal and was prompted to link my credit card to my PayPal account for immediate access. I wanted it now, so I did that, not suspecting anything fishy, despite the fact my checking account is also linked to PayPal and, in the past, has always been billed instantly when there were no funds in my PayPal.

Alas, this transaction didn't go through. I was bored, impatient and a bit buzzed, so I went ahead and payed for a year with my credit card. Boom. I was in, and not even worried about being billed for another month when the original transaction eventually cleared.

Last weekend my credit card company called and we found someone jacked my
card #. Since my original PayPal payment to this site never went through, I can't help but suspect the prompt for my credit card might have been a phishing scam.

The good news is I have a one year membership, a new credit card, and no harm was done. I hope this site had nothing to do with the theft of my cc info, but it's all I can figure.


Thanks for telling us about this. It is really hard these days to say where a credit card account gets compromised, when it does. When mine was compromised, it happened at the hardware store in my neighborhood. A detective called and told me some months later. Mostly you never find out.

Our security here is very strong, we don't store credit card data on our servers, and our card processing company carries the highest security rating.

Your note made me think "what if there were a malware that waits til you try to pay with paypal and then sends you to a bogus paypal page." That would be a good trick. I googled to see if such a thing exists and it seems not. But you never know. Always when you pay anyone online you should look at the url and make sure you are where you think you are.

Thanks for posting this. I just want you to know we take it very seriously.
Jon Broderick
Guitar Tricks Instructor


www.GuitarTricks.com - Home of Online Guitar Lessons

#9

Originally Posted by: Tranquilizer
Guys, I fear something fishy is going on. Not accusing anyone of anything, and I love the site. That's my disclaimer. What follows is my experience.

I recently decided to pay for more full access after a long break. I paid with PayPal and was prompted to link my credit card to my PayPal account for immediate access. I wanted it now, so I did that, not suspecting anything fishy, despite the fact my checking account is also linked to PayPal and, in the past, has always been billed instantly when there were no funds in my PayPal.

Alas, this transaction didn't go through. I was bored, impatient and a bit buzzed, so I went ahead and payed for a year with my credit card. Boom. I was in, and not even worried about being billed for another month when the original transaction eventually cleared.

Last weekend my credit card company called and we found someone jacked my
card #. Since my original PayPal payment to this site never went through, I can't help but suspect the prompt for my credit card might have been a phishing scam.

The good news is I have a one year membership, a new credit card, and no harm was done. I hope this site had nothing to do with the theft of my cc info, but it's all I can figure.


Thanks for telling us about this. It is really hard these days to say where a credit card account gets compromised, when it does. When mine was compromised, it happened at the hardware store in my neighborhood. A detective called and told me some months later. Mostly you never find out.

Our security here is very strong, we don't store credit card data on our servers, and our card processing company carries the highest security rating.

Your note made me think "what if there were a malware that waits til you try to pay with paypal and then sends you to a bogus paypal page." That would be a good trick. I googled to see if such a thing exists and it seems not. But you never know. Always when you pay anyone online you should look at the url and make sure you are where you think you are.

Thanks for posting this. I just want you to know we take it very seriously.
Jon Broderick
Guitar Tricks Instructor


www.GuitarTricks.com - Home of Online Guitar Lessons

Jon Broderick

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Joined: 10/31/00

Posts: 3317

Vic,
If you PM me your paypal email address, my paypal rep says he will investigate and see why you got the "credit card required" prompt.


Jon
Jon Broderick
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www.GuitarTricks.com - Home of Online Guitar Lessons

#10

Vic,
If you PM me your paypal email address, my paypal rep says he will investigate and see why you got the "credit card required" prompt.


Jon
Jon Broderick
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