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Old 03-16-2020, 11:10 PM   #1
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I am running a new directory website and looking for a solid 3 party payment gateway, I've never really like paypal because of all the bad reviews on it online about people getting scammed hacked and all kinds of other things. I've looked at their developer documentation and from what I remember they seem to have gone to great strides to improve things - I still don't know if i'm fully comfortable with using it. Are there really any alternatives that offer payment from credit card users without having to open a account and offers a subscription ad hoc functionality ?
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Try Google pay.
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Old 03-17-2020, 04:37 AM   #3
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Online banking and payment are an extremely unsafe way to get your money or even to pay other people. unfortunately it's the way the banks, all of them, have decided to go. I don't think it really matters which online banking system you choose it will be subject to hackers, scammers and fraudsters, who lets face it ALWAYS have the upper hand. PayPal is no better or worse than any of the others. And yes I do use PayPal and yes I have had problems with PayPal but when you buy as much stuff off the internet as I do there isn't any other choice.
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I am with pete.i I use Paypal but i have one account that won't take Paypal so i can use Google Pay and that makes him happy. Go Figure???
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Old 05-05-2020, 02:23 PM   #5
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Have you had a look at Stripe?
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Old 05-06-2020, 02:13 PM   #6
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Also recommending stripe....
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Old 05-07-2020, 03:38 AM   #7
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If stripe is an online banking organisation, and no I haven't looked at stripe because all the people I deal with, without exception, only use paypal, but if stripe is online then it is subject to the same hackers. fraudsters and criminals as any other online banking system.
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Old 05-08-2020, 01:10 PM   #8
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https://stripe.com/

Do some reading. They can process credit cards, handle transfers etc. My own experience with both paypal and stripe is that stripe more secure and more configurable.
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