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I have never heard of such a thing. MasterCard is readily accepted all over Canada. You might want to switch to another bank that understands how the world works!!
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Try Top Producer, I believe they are US based, and have no trouble paying them monthly.
I am in Canada too. As Susan Emo wrote, MasterCard is widely accepted in Canada. Visa is also widely accepted. AMEX is accepted at fewer locations but can still be used at a wide variety of places - this is no different than the US.
You indicated that you are using reloadable cards. I have purchased gift cards (VISA / MasterCard) in the past from the USA. A few years ago, I understand that a US law was passed where gift cards purchased in the USA could only be used to purchase goods and services from US based merchants. This applied to in-person purchases, phone purchases as well as internet purchases. This is noted on the packaging and/or the terms and conditions of the gift card.
I think that the reloadable cards you are purchasing are treated the same as gift cards and this is probably the issue you are experiencing. I also know that some merchants will NOT accept gift cards (and possibly reloadable cards) at all. I have encountered this issue both with some US merchants as well as some Canadian merchants, both when I use US gift cards or Canadian gift cards.
You should consider using a regular Visa or Mastercard rather than gift or reloadable cards so you won't encounter the "strict international blocking".
Sounds like it is time to get a new bank, at least for this one transaction.
Maybe get a Visa card?
I have had no trouble with Canada for Master Card. You may want to talk to the info number on the card. A
Try Status 5 in the Silicon Valley. Salesforce-based system.
I'm not sure that I understand your question, Allie.
Master, Visa etc are accepted globally...
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This is a US company, with no yearly contract to hassle with, in case you find it doesn't work for you. I have found they have great customer service too!
Amex should be ok. Yumpuu is international online magazine sharing and I don't have any problems