If I want to donate using paypal - why am I being asked to fill in name, address, email, phone number and all of that? Is there simply a way to pay without jumping through those hoops? all I want to do is donate some money - nothing is being shipped to me, why does this thing need to know all my info?
I assume because the payment processor is not PayPal, but accepts PayPal payments, it requires the info to prevent fraud. It all remains private. Plimus is a reputable company - that's why I chose them.
The phone thing, if it has happened to you, is to prevent fraud ... which you should be happy about. After all, you don't want your credit or identity being stolen. The processor I went with is solid, and protects you. Thanks to those who have donated. It gives me faith to continue onward.
I have no problem with security or fraud prevention, my beef is e-commerce defaulting to phones. Thankfully my wife can hear and knows or has access to everything and took the call.
I never have switched our landline home phone to telecoil capable (communicates with hearing aids). I have also intentionally lost or destroyed 4 telecoil capable cell phones. They were company phones and I'll probably not do that too often because the Nextel back in ~'94 was a costly lesson in anger management.
I'm sorry about that Dave, sincerely. I just picked the place I thought was best established in securing private information and preventing fraud. They do that, perhaps preventing it a bit too much, but at least they do it. Anyone who donates, I have NO information about their account details ... other than X person donated X amount. That's it.
I've probably been spoiled by the ease with which you can send sometimes large chunks of change via PayPal once you're verified. I probably should've gone that route, but figured that you would get popped for the fees twice, once when PayPal takes their cut and once by Plimus.
>>I've probably been spoiled by the ease with which you can send sometimes large chunks of change via PayPal once you're verified.
And I'm not slamming Larry about this . . .
I just sometimes get p***ed off at these kinds of complications. I am already protected by Paypal - why do I have to give this outfit my contact information and have it intrude into my life/space just so I can use what is already a secure / protected service?