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Curvygal

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Backpage and Cracker general discussion
« on: 05 July 2015, 02:40:42 pm »
This came up in another thread, but I've just found out the reason why:

talkingpointsmemo.com/news/mastercard-dumps-backpage

You can pay with bitcoin but I don't actually know how it works?

Does anyone have any other thoughts on how to pay now?

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Re: Backpage and Cracker general discussion
« Reply #1 on: 05 July 2015, 02:47:33 pm »
This came up in another thread, but I've just found out the reason why:

http:// talkingpointsmemo .com/news/mastercard-dumps-backpage

You can pay with bitcoin but I don't actually know how it works?

Does anyone have any other thoughts on how to pay now?

I've edited the link so it's not live. Very interesting!

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The above makes it sound like 100% of 800 investigations led to an arrest for "enslavement... including children." I'll bet the vast majority were indies like us.

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Re: Backpage and Cracker general discussion
« Reply #2 on: 05 July 2015, 03:25:58 pm »
Backpage seem to accept only one card now. Pay Safe
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Re: Backpage and Cracker general discussion
« Reply #3 on: 05 July 2015, 04:17:13 pm »
Well won't be using Backpage anymore  :(

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Re: Backpage and Cracker general discussion
« Reply #4 on: 05 July 2015, 04:23:59 pm »
I have just bought credits on my Amex card, without the slightest problem. The backpage payment page is also still displaying the Visa symbol.
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Re: Backpage and Cracker general discussion
« Reply #5 on: 06 July 2015, 03:22:59 pm »
I just payed with my debit card too (has a little visa logo) on my card and had no problem. I think this is happening in the US, not Europe.
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Re: Backpage and Cracker general discussion
« Reply #6 on: 06 July 2015, 03:30:32 pm »
Oh so they changed the payment form to show only 2 USA options
but it's actually ok here?
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Re: Backpage and Cracker general discussion
« Reply #7 on: 06 July 2015, 03:48:46 pm »
I'm UK and I had trouble trying to renew my ad. I'm sure they'll sort something out. Bit coins are a pain in the bum to buy, i've forgotten how to get them and don't really know how to buy them from a trusted site. I know some etsy sellers offer it, it is supposed to be the up coming internet currency, but it's the back story I don't like , they were made to buy drugs on the online black market wern't they

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Re: Backpage and Cracker general discussion
« Reply #8 on: 06 July 2015, 04:36:25 pm »
Well bitcoin has been around for seven years to my knowledge and is nothing new, but the major problem with it has generally been the lack of stability - the value fluctuates so wildly that what you spend fifty quid on on Monday could be worth ?200 on Wednesday and then 27p on Friday, if you get the idea.

I have no idea whether that aspect has improved, although I would imagine it has since it can't have got any worse. Bitcoin has indeed been used to pay for illegal items on the internet including drugs, but to say it was 'invented' for this purpose is a bit like saying banknotes were invented so that people could buy drugs with them in pub toilets, just because sometimes they do. It's a peer to peer electronic payment system, that's all.

If anybody's tried bitcoin with Backpage I'd be interested to hear about it, and not just because it'll get the thread back on topic :).

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Re: Backpage and Cracker general discussion
« Reply #9 on: 06 July 2015, 04:41:39 pm »
"If anybody's tried bitcoin with Backpage I'd be interested to hear about it..."

Me too.  ???
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Re: Backpage and Cracker general discussion
« Reply #10 on: 06 July 2015, 04:59:45 pm »
I just payed with my debit card too (has a little visa logo) on my card and had no problem. I think this is happening in the US, not Europe.

No it's UK too.  I tried to pay with my mastercard and got a message saying they are no longer accepting it.  I don't know about debit cards right enough, maybe I should try that.

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Re: Backpage and Cracker general discussion
« Reply #11 on: 06 July 2015, 05:10:24 pm »
I just payed with my debit card too (has a little visa logo) on my card and had no problem. I think this is happening in the US, not Europe.

No it's UK too.  I tried to pay with my mastercard and got a message saying they are no longer accepting it.  I don't know about debit cards right enough, maybe I should try that.

They are accepting visa (I have visa), and they still have the visa logo on the payment section. I guess visa doesn't have a problem with backpage but mastercard does? I see they have removed the mastercard logo...
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Re: Backpage and Cracker general discussion
« Reply #12 on: 06 July 2015, 05:15:03 pm »
Sorry, just read the OP's link and it sez that it's mastercard AND visa having a "problem" with backpage. But I just payed for my ad with visa yesterday??


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Re: Backpage and Cracker general discussion
« Reply #13 on: 06 July 2015, 05:17:21 pm »
Sorry, just read the OP's link and it sez that it's mastercard AND visa having a "problem" with backpage. But I just payed for my ad with visa yesterday??


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I paid with my Visa card this morning.

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Re: Backpage and Cracker general discussion
« Reply #14 on: 06 July 2015, 05:27:13 pm »
Is it maybe that Visa debit cards are ok but not credit cards?