Originally Posted by Anne768
My credit is GREAT..and now, out there somewhere, my information is now lost in the vast computer universe.......ARG!!.....
Can't I just pay with a check or pay using my credit card directly to this site...
You can check their affiliantion with the Trust Ooganization: https://www.truste.org/validate/4023
And their current status with the Better Business Bureaus: http://www.bbbonline.org/cks.asp?id=20111061155818568
PayPal have received a lot of bad rap, generally due to their hard line with eBay scammers and the like, wich is the main reason we trust them.
If you have concerns with any entries you have made, please contact them directly to resolve any problems or questions you may have.
Second, we are not a corporation, this is a personal website, despite our size. For us to accept and process credit card info from members, it would cost more in a month, than the total contributions in a year. Check processing will reduce the amount significantly with currency conversions, consuming significant time for processing, leg work, and waiting for clearances, and cannot be automated.
So, it's the only affordable solution we have right now. For members who do not wish to use them, that's fine, there's no obligation to use PayPal or to be a contributing member, and we thank you for the mere thought of contributing. However, we would appreciate it if members do not complain about them, unless they have legitimate information regarding any privacy breaches or any other accusations. Many of our members have used them for years before this forum used them with no problems, including myself.