i recieved a walmart prepaid visa card for christmas. went online to try to activate the card and was prompted to input my FULL social security number, since when does a retailer need my social security number?
i tried to continue without entering a number and was prompted to enter my full social to prevent funding of terrorism and terrorist activities. i tried to get around this by filling the form full of 1's because i firmly believe its none of walmarts d@mn business what my social security number is. didnt work. i called the provided number and was asked why i didnt provide my number.
i told them in this age of identity theft i didnt trust their site to keep it safe or private and that it wasnt any of their business in the first place.
i was then told i would be mailed a check for the balance of the card and banned for life from activating another card with walmart because of the potential that i could be using it to fund terrorism. for the record i am a 3 time veteran, pretty sure they dont need to worry about me.
Product or Service Mentioned: Walmart Prepaid Card.