Okay, so I got my etsy store all started. Signed up for paypal, gave etsy my credit card number for billing, yada yada yada. Took about 1-2 hours, not to hard.
Then 2 days later Visa calls. My credit card has been ripped off and used to buy a LOT of gas in Connecticut.
Um, is this just coincidence? Because I don't even USE that card anymore...except for setting up Etsy and PayPal.
Okay, I might just be paranoid, but it's left a bad taste in my mouth. I had to shut down my card, spend hours on the phone dealing with VISA, and of course take everything out of my store because I no longer have a valid credit card with Etsy. Now, I'll get a new card, and after watching my bill like a hawk for a few months I think everything will work out okay with ViSA.
But- I'm not sure I want to test those waters again. Should I hand over my new card? Nobody else seems to be having this problem, but my oh my what a coincidence. I don't buy anything online, so my risk exposure is lower than most.
Eh. Who knows. But safe to say for now, etsy life is on hold until I get a card and decide to risk it or not.