Being Safe in the Jungle
We want everyone in the Plastic Jungle community to believe that when they sell a card to us, or buy a card from us, their account information is safe, and their transaction is completed as promised. We work hard to keep bad guys from taking advantage of you when you transact with us.
Imagine you were buying a gift card from someone you never met. What would you do to make sure that the seller really owned that gift card and that the balance was what they said it was?
What if someone you never met was buying a card from you – what would you do to make sure that they would honor their promise to pay you?
These are things we worry about every day – because we stand in the middle of people selling cards and people buying cards, work to get the sellers their money fast, and to guarantee the buyers that they will receive the value we’re selling them. We strive to be better at these things every day.
We solve these problems in ways very similar to those that credit card companies and other payment companies like PayPal use. We ask you to register with us, and to confirm that it’s you doing the transaction. If we’ve only just met you, we limit the amount of buying or selling we do with you until we know you a bit better. And overall, we limit the size of transactions depending upon market conditions. These limits change every day, as do the means we use to verify your identity. We make these frequent changes in order to keep you and your transactions safe – to do everything we can to ensure that you get what you pay for, to ensure that our site isn’t used to make illegal payments, and to be able to say that we’ll honor the value of every sale we make.
Sometimes being safe is a pain in the neck – sort of like putting on a seatbelt when you’re just driving a quarter of a mile to the store, or being forced to obey the speed limit. Every now and then, we’ll stop a transaction if it looks like it might be an unsafe transaction – most of the time we end up stopping the bad guys, but every now and then we’ll stop you. Your order gets cancelled. We hate it when that happens to good people like you. Judging from some of the emails you send us, so do you!
We’ll get better at slowing down the right people, but we’re always going to make you wear a seat belt! We hope you’ll value the work we’re doing to make it safe in the Jungle.
Thanks for your trust,