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Anyone use the Square App/Reader for cash advances?

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Anyone use the Square App/Reader for cash advances?

I set mine up a while ago, and use for craigslist sales as well as cashing out rebate visa, mastercard american exprress gift cards. It then is auto transfered into my checking account within a few days.

 

Just wanted to see if anyone has used it for any type of self cash advance.

Thanks~


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Re: Anyone use the Square App/Reader for cash advances?


jagshere wrote:

I set mine up a while ago, and use for craigslist sales as well as cashing out rebate visa, mastercard american exprress gift cards. It then is auto transfered into my checking account within a few days.

 

Just wanted to see if anyone has used it for any type of self cash advance.

Thanks~


I think it is technically against the T&Cs to do that. 

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Re: Anyone use the Square App/Reader for cash advances?


jsucool76 wrote:

jagshere wrote:

I set mine up a while ago, and use for craigslist sales as well as cashing out rebate visa, mastercard american exprress gift cards. It then is auto transfered into my checking account within a few days.

 

Just wanted to see if anyone has used it for any type of self cash advance.

Thanks~


I think it is technically against the T&Cs to do that. 


Ill have to do some reading then. I dont do cash advances, havent needed one ina few years, but its a nice option(in case) if its not against the TOS of either the card issuer or square.

Thanks~


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Re: Anyone use the Square App/Reader for cash advances?

I just remember reading about someone swiping their own card to hit a spending threshold for a bonus or something and apparently it was against the T&C/TOS, I assume it is the same thing with your idea. I mean...I used my card on my own square, but I charged myself $1 to make sure it worked when I first received mine. 

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Re: Anyone use the Square App/Reader for cash advances?

Using Square to swipe your own credit card is against TOS. In fact all merchant accounts impose this restriction, not just Square. Violating TOS can get your name on to TMF (terminated merchant file), a universal blacklist for merchant account.

 

Technically speaking, this includes any prepaid/gift card in your name. Don't you have any bill that you can do split payment to liquidate those cards?

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Re: Anyone use the Square App/Reader for cash advances?

Thanks for the reply. I have used it for bills  in the past, however there is always a small amount left that does in fact never get used. thats why I did it that way.


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