|Fri June 23 2017 16:30:52|
Seller Says PayPal Has a Problem with Walmart?
I wonder if others are confused why their PayPal Debit MasterCard is declining at Walmart / Sam's Club locations when there are absolutely no issues with their PayPal account and more than enough funds available to cover the charge?
After noticing repeated declines while using the card at Sam's Club (but no other merchant), I learned PayPal auto-declines those attempts as they are having "a very difficult time with fraud with that merchant".
I was advised by a PayPal Debit MasterCard representative to call before I am going to purchase so as to avoid the embarrassment and time wasted after it declines and you are forced to call PayPal for approval.
That has been my routine now for the past 5 times I was headed to Sam's to make a purchase. They verified me before I went in and cleared my card for the charge. Seems a bit amateurish for a giant like PayPal ... but for my business purposes I want those Sam's charges to be off my PayPal balance.
Today I was told they couldn't do that by a supervisor. That the only way PayPal Debit MasterCard holders could use their (perfect account for 13 years) PayPal Debit MasterCard in a Walmart or Sam's Club was to have the charge decline ... call PayPal ... go through the verification process ... confirm the amount ... then have the merchant run the card again.
Pretty rinky-dink for a big player like PayPal, don't you think?