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Jouke has been programming Perl since 1997 and started using Perl to write programs to make life and communication easier for disabled people early 2001. Take a look at his website [] for more information.

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Wednesday June 15, 2005
09:37 AM

Paypal alternatives

[ #25213 ]

I'm getting tired of Paypal. I've had some issues with it in the past, and now it's annoyance all over again. Someone donated a rather large sum of money to my pVoice paypal account to let me buy a Mac (for a port of pVoice to Mac OS X), and for some vague reason it just didn't come through, and if I understood correctly, the donator only got a partial refund, and some of the money remains at Paypal. That sucks!

I've looked around for alternatives and found
It's a brand new service and at the very least it doesn't require you to register with a creditcard before you can fully use all of its services. I can only reccommend it for now (and if you click the link and sign up, you get a $25 bonus from them....which is nice enough by itself)

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  • HI,

    it appears there's a lot of talk on the web about this lot being a scam group. I'd suggest nochex instead who were setup before paypal was available in europe and are european based.
    -Scott McWhirter- | -kungfuftr-
    "JAWK - Just Another Whiny Kid"
    • I'm beginning to think so. I signed up about 6 hours ago and still have yet to receive my confirmation email. Smells like email address resellers to me.
      • My confirmation email was trapped by spam assassin. Apparently, the web host for the confirmation is in some blacklist used by SpamAssassin, which means they've been around for a while.

        Oh well, the address I gave them is my infinite spam reciever (, but now I won't be giving them any additional things like checking accounts or card numbers. Thanks for the headsup.

        • Randal L. Schwartz
        • Stonehenge
      • I still haven't received the confirmation email and I even clicked the link to have them resend it last night. It's funny because I did receive an email telling me to "Go Gold!" No thanks. They can unsubscribe me (if they even honor those requests). Let's just say that I'm glad that I used my public email address.
    • i can recommend an alternative: it's fast, anonymous, no credit card transfers, but payments via phone! a cool philosophy for payments without paypal's risks. give it a try
  • Of course it's hard to determine wether or not some site is a scam or not, but I don't think so.

    GreenZap has been offline for a little while yesterday after I did this journal writeup. That might be related to not sending confirmation mails. I've received confirmationmails of everything I did so far, so that all works well.

    I've seen the postings about 'GreenZap is a scam' too, mostly coming from the people at ''. They are paranoia. I'm sending my $100 to upgrade to a gold account, and yes,