[CentOS] Trouble Donating on centos.org
khansen at charityweb.net
Sun Nov 23 22:16:19 UTC 2008
I tried making a donation via the centos.org website but was blocked by
PayPal. I tried today and a few weeks ago.
The error I got in both instances was:
"The card you entered cannot be used for this payment. Please enter a
different credit or debit card number."
This strikes me as a strange response. It didn't say the card was
declined; it said it "cannot be used." Also, the response was awfully
quick so it didn't seem to be from the credit card processor, but from
I setup e-commerce sites so am very familiar with on-line credit card
processing. Also, I just used this card online a couple of days ago
successfully, and I know I have plenty of available credit.
Has anybody else gotten an error like this?
I suspect PayPal is blocking this, not my credit card company. I
suspect, too, PayPal is doing this to reduce their own costs rather than
protect centos.org or me from a fraudulent transaction. I have a PayPal
account that was set up a few years back as a test based on a PayPal
offer to me, have never used beyond setting up, but which PayPal has
suspended. I'm not interested in using this account nor jumping through
the hoops they require. I may have entered this credit card in that
account. I suspect PayPal is blocking this credit card number to push me
to re-open my PayPal account.
Am I just being paranoid?
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