Walgreens Green Dot Card Online Shopping Card
Posted in the South Haven Forum
#1 Feb 15, 2013
Purchased the Visa Online Shopping Card at Walgreens, South Haven. Thought it would be a secure way of shopping on line without using giving out my credit card number on line. But, after purchasing this "Green Dot" online Shopping card the purchaser is requested to send in their name, address, phone number, SOCIAL SECURITY number online or call the 888 number and give this information to the person in a foreign country. Plus, a %5.95 monthly Charge, that will be waived if you load at least $1,00-0 or have at least 30 Qualifying purchases posted to your account.
This is not a GIFT CARD as Walgreens has covered themselves by posting that GIFT CARDS are not refundable. They will not refund this card, even though it states on the front of the Green Dot card "This is not a gift card".
So, if one wants to give out all their personal information, pay a fee on top of the amount loaded and incure monthly fees, to persons in foreign countries, regardless of even if you use the card or not, then this is for you. Good Luck on idenity theft.
Walgreens, assumed no responsibility for refunding this card stating that I will need to contact the person in the foreign country or go on line with my personal information.
This is a scam!! I thought that this was more secure, but why would anybody give out their SS number to unknown persons??
Walgreens, manager has had complaints, but states they can not do anything about it...mostly, from senior citizens.
Because Walgreens took my money they should return my money. If I purchased any other item in their store, a refund, the consumer is not obligated to contact the manufacturer for a refund. But, in this case, the consumer is obligated to give information to
unknown persons via internet or 888 number, which is really stupid!
#2 Feb 15, 2013
That sounds like Walgreens. Now you have to register with them just to get their advertised sale prices so they can track your shopping habits.
#3 Feb 15, 2013
Cards are available also WalMart. Please be cautious when entering your email, name, address, phone, SS number to any unfamiliar company or name on line for Online Shopping.
GreenDot is a profitable company on NYSE. You would be entrusting this company with your idenity.
You are purchasing a card, with added charges at the cash register and in order to use this card, you must submit personal information, plus pay monthly fees even if you are not using the card with balances under $1,000.00. If this suits you, consider idenity theft insurance.
#4 Feb 15, 2013
This is diffently a scam. I got a call to go to Walgreens to buy a green dot card. Then I would receive a call in an hour to give them the # off the card. If you did this you got extra money put on the card but they needed all kinds of information. The calls were coming from Jamacia
When they called back I told them I could only buy a blue dot card. Because I played with them they kept calling me back. It got quite ugly.
I also have problems with Walgreens point card. It doesn't give you points when you have a drug filled if you are on Medicare but yet you have to show the card. I even had one of there pharmacist tell me she didn't think it was right. When you buy their specials you don't get the sale price unless you show the card. They are tracking the info and selling this info to a marketing company.
I don't shop at Walgreen anymore.
Saint Joseph, MI
#5 Feb 15, 2013
Remember the Pharmacist they fired for defending himself and his customers? I don't set foot in any of their stores anymore.
But if you should ever have the misfortune of being in one of their stores when a crime is committed, rest assured that your injury or death will be recorded on their state of the art video system.
You'll be just as dead or injured, but your family will maybe get to see nice video of you getting it.
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