As a responsible online adult, I'm always cautious when selecting or purchasing any product online. Online purchases can be extremely risky. You never really know what you are getting until it arrives, and it's not always a good idea to trust someone on the Internet. But with so many options out there, why would anyone trust a site that advertises a “Vanilla Visa Card”?
This is an example of an ad site that is misleading. All sites run by companies or individuals don't necessarily have to be out to scam you, but it often feels like they are. It takes some time for me to navigate all these steps as directed, not to mention time spent contacting Vanilla Visa Card when needed. With so many products out there, why would someone who wanted to make a good impression put money back into their own credit card account by shopping online and using the Vanilla Visa Card?
The answer is simple: because if they didn't, this site wouldn't get the traffic it advertises. No company wants to have to refund money to a customer, but when it comes down to it, they must protect themselves. This means that they can't legally lie about their terms and conditions, because if they do, the Federal Trade Commission will shut them down. That's why I want to give you my answer for the question of why would someone want to get a” Vanilla Visa Card” from this site and tell you how to avoid being scammed or ripped off when shopping online.
Vanilla Visa Cards is great gift cards. But they're not meant for people who are just looking to make a few dollars online. These cards usually have restrictions on where you can use them and what you can buy with them. They also generally cost more than other Visa cards of the same value. The problem is that someone with this card might spend more than what they should, and then they'll be in big trouble because the IRS might hit them with a large tax bill.
Why don't they have a disclaimer on their site that states: “If you know you're not an American, you can't use these cards”? Do they tell you to call the authorities instead of just load money onto your Vanilla Visa cards and use them anywhere you like? If they answer these questions honestly, they probably aren't real companies. But in the real world, when people use gifts or pay with money, they're not always saying: “I'm not an American, so I can't use gift cards like this.”
My suggested clip is really a series of questions and answers designed to trip you up, confuse you, and ultimately cause you to think that getting a Vanilla Visa card is harder than it really is. For example, there's this suggested question and answer: “How do I activate my visa gift card? How do I access my account online?” The website doesn't mention that there are actually 5 simple steps to follow if you want to activate your card.
The final suggested question and answer is this: “Is it safe to use a new or old Visa debit/credit card that I currently have? How about with multiple cards? Is it possible to mix my credit/debit cards with my Vanilla Visa card for online purchases? Why would the company want me to load money onto another Visa card and use it online if it was my only option to get my money? These are all questions that I plan to answer in this article.”
What they want to do is confuse you, scare you, and get you to feel that you need their product in a way that you need a Visa card. They're hoping that you don't have a real problem with gift cards, but if you do, the situation is much different. You can't load money onto a prepaid Visa card and use it to make purchases online. Visa prepaid cards are a scam. Don't ever buy a Visa card from them. I hope you take away the information in this article.