Your question: Do you need ID to get a Green Dot card?

Federal law requires us to obtain, verify and record your name, address, date of birth, Social Security number when you register a Green Dot card. We may also ask to see your driver’s license or other identifying documents. If a valid Social Security number is not provided, a personalized card will not be issued.

How does Green Dot verify identity?

To verify your identity with Green Dot, go here, enter your 16-digit card number, expiration date and the 3-digit security code on the back of your card and click “Start Verification”. Select “US” as the ID issuing country and select the ID type. Take a picture of the ID using your mobile phone or webcam.

Can I use Green Dot card without registering?

You can use a Green Dot card without registering, but the account will provide limited functionality prior to registration. The temporary card can only be used to make purchases until the initial amount loaded to it is exhausted.

How do I open a Green Dot account?

You can open an account online by purchasing a debit card for $1.95 at a retail store or ordering one online. Activate it as instructed on the card and download the Green Dot Bank mobile app. Top up your account with some money at a participating retailer or by setting up direct deposit.

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How old do you have to be to activate a Green Dot card?

Green Dot, which is one of the more popular prepaid cards found at retailers, requires the primary cardholder to be 18 or older and any secondary cardholders to be verified.

Why is Green Dot not verifying my identity?

When that information can’t be verified, it may be because:

The information isn’t yet part of the public record (e.g., if someone was very recently issued a Social Security number) The individual has exceeded the maximum number of open and active Green Dot Prepaid Visa Cards tied to their Social Security number.

How can I activate my prepaid card without SSN?

Most prepaid card issuers will activate your account using an alternate form of identification. If you check with the card’s issuing bank to see which types of identification it accepts, you can still access a prepaid account without having to provide a SSN.

Can I use my temporary Green Dot card at ATM?

Temporary cards can’t be used at ATMs or for cash access. Your personalized card will arrive in 2 weeks.

What is a Green Dot card used for?

The Green Dot card is an FDIC-insured, reoladable prepaid debit card that can be used to make payments and purchases and withdraw cash. Green Dot cards are sold at retailers such as CVS, Rite-Aid and Wal-Mart.

How much money can you deposit on a Green Dot card?

The most you can deposit to your account in cash is $2,999 in the aggregate in any day. You also may not deposit cash to your account at any time your account balance exceeds $2,999.

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How much do Green Dot cards cost?

The fees for the Green Dot Prepaid Visa® Card include a $7.95 monthly fee, a $3.00 ATM withdrawal fee, and a $5.95* cash reload fee. However, the monthly fee will be waived if you load $1,000 or more in the previous monthly period. View additional details below.

Is Green Dot legit?

Special Note: Green Dot MoneyPak pre- paid debit cards are legitimate products, sold in drug stores, convenience stores, and supermarkets, and used legally by mil- lions of consumers each day. Fraudsters find them attractive because the cards can be used to transfer money conveniently and anonymously.

Do you need ID to buy a prepaid Visa?

The prepaid card issuer is required by law to verify your identity for most types of prepaid accounts. You may be asked to provide your full name, street address (no P.O. boxes), date of birth, and Social Security number, taxpayer identification number, or another identification number.