I don't really understand the advantage of a prepaid card vs. having a bank account with a debit card, other than fees. You still need to report full information about yourself, including SS#, etc. and it seems more of a hassle to load money on it - you need to transfer from a bank anyway, or use PayPal or Green Dot. What am I missing?
Pre-paid cards are often a last resort - for instance if you cannot get a bank account and a debit card, a pre-paid card offers a way to still make online purchases.
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