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I tried to post a classified ad on Craigslist and found that they do not accept pre-paid debit cards.

Why could that be?

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    Because it's as much about identifying you as about payment. If a card is used for unacceptable stuff they know who you are and can decide if they want to let you post another ad or not. A pre-paid card is anonymous, they can't flag you with it. Commented May 21, 2017 at 8:22
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    @JoeTaxpayer He's not looking for a product or service recommendation, but rather to understand a rule. Commented May 21, 2017 at 8:23
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    @LorenPechtel you should post your first comment as an answer!
    – Vicky
    Commented May 21, 2017 at 11:00
  • Reopened. My knee-jerk reaction was that it was a specific question about one company, not really a PF question. I edited wording to make it general, as it's not really about that one company. I agree with Vicky, you should post the comment as an answer. Commented May 21, 2017 at 12:10
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    @Vicky You can't post answers on locked questions. Now that it's reopened I posted it as an answer. Commented May 21, 2017 at 13:03

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Because it's as much about identifying you as about payment. If a card is used for unacceptable stuff they know who you are and can decide if they want to let you post another ad or not. A pre-paid card is anonymous, they can't flag you with it.

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