How do I get my Greendot PIN number changed?


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To change the PIN number of your Green Dot prepaid debit card, you should go online and do so via the website. The process is straightforward; you will need to enter some personal details and answer security questions before you will be able to change your PIN number. Alternatively, you could call the Green Dot helpline and change your PIN number over the phone. The process here will be similar to the one carried out online - but you will be speaking to an advisor who will be able to guide you through the required actions.

  • What is a PIN number and what is its function?

A cash card PIN number is a series of numbers (usually there will be four numbers in total) that must be entered into a machine before the card can be used. When a person opens a bank account, they will be told their account PIN number, and they will have the option to change it if desired. They must then tell no one what the PIN number is in the interest of security - the purpose of a PIN code is to prevent a card being used by anyone other than the owner of the bank account. If your card was stolen, the thief would not be able to use it as they wouldn't know the PIN number for it. To prevent identity theft such as this, keep your PIN code secret, and memorize it rather than writing it down.

  • Green Dot prepaid debit cards

Green Dot prepaid debit cards are utilized widely across America, and can be used in over 50,000 retail shops as well as online. They allow users to access bank accounts, which must be loaded with cash in advance of anything being spent. A Green Dot account has no overdraft facility, so users can only spend what money they have, making it ideal for those with spending or debt problems.

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