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Got My NPSL Back!!!

Regular Contributor

Got My NPSL Back!!!

About a year ago I laid awake in bed dreaming of how to maximize getting AMEX points. I LOVE my AMEX points as I spend them regularly for many amazon purchases. In fact I bought a ceramic grill from Amazon this summer specifically because I could buy it in full with Amex points. I also buy many things via paypal and have my AMEX card as my primary pay source.

 

As the old saying goes "idol minds are the work of the Devil... (or something like that???)"

 

So I got the great idea to open a second paypal account and pay myself and transfer money to myself while funding the payments with my AMEX card. I did about three transactions and BOOYAWWWW!!!. AMEX did a financial review on me. After lots of begging and pleading I talked the lady in to not taking my card in total. But she did impose an $8,000 per month limit on my card. This REALLY hurt b/c I pay all of my automated bills via AMEX card, and even my kids tuition through a payment plan service and fund it through my AMEX card. So I hit and exceed this limit quite a bit through the year.

 

Whole point of this story is that so many people have tried to accumulate points by transferring funds through paypal that the legal clauses (fineprint) that you accept upon applying for your AMEX card expressly prohibit transferring money to yourself via paypal. And I am living proof that they will come down on you like a ton of bricks!!!

 

So as on 8/20/12 AMEX has just removed my cap and again granted me my NPSL!!!!! The scarlet letter has been liftedCat Very Happy


    NPSL              $25k            $25k              $23k              $22k               $16k              $12k              $10k            $6.5k
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Valued Contributor

Re: Got My NPSL Back!!!

You are lucky that PayPal or AMEX didn't shut you down for this. Using two PayPal accounts to transfer money in between is against both companies policy! Especially with AMEX since technically this is a cash advance transaction.

 

Good to hear you got your NPSL back, don't repeat your mistake again.

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Re: Got My NPSL Back!!!


trumpet-205 wrote:

You are lucky that PayPal or AMEX didn't shut you down for this. Using two PayPal accounts to transfer money in between is against both companies policy! Especially with AMEX since technically this is a cash advance transaction.

 

Good to hear you got your NPSL back, don't repeat your mistake again.


Believe me. I was in tears on the phone. Not only will I not do this anymore, I'll also be doing ALOT of reading of the Terms and Agreement of each and every new trade line that I open.


    NPSL              $25k            $25k              $23k              $22k               $16k              $12k              $10k            $6.5k
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Established Contributor

Re: Got My NPSL Back!!!

I can't believe they let you keep the account at all.  This is one of the biggest 'no-no's' at Amex & Paypal...glad it worked out

About $215,000 total credit among 11 cards
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Regular Contributor

Re: Got My NPSL Back!!!


n777ua wrote:

I can't believe they let you keep the account at all.  This is one of the biggest 'no-no's' at Amex & Paypal...glad it worked out


Hopefully some other embesile will see this thread rather than jumping off the personal fiscal cliff...


    NPSL              $25k            $25k              $23k              $22k               $16k              $12k              $10k            $6.5k
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Established Contributor

Re: Got My NPSL Back!!!

That's a tough lesson to learn - you were very lucky!  Thanks for posting/sharing your experience.  Glad it worked out for you.

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My Wallet: Amex Gold NPSL; Amex Optima Platinum $25K; Amex BCE $12K; BofA Visa $10.1K; BofA TR Visa $18K; Cap1 Quicksilver Visa Sig $10K; CSP $28.2K; Chase Freedom $13K; Citi Costco Visa $19.3K; Citi Double Cash $13.5K; Citi Simplicity Visa $23.3K; Discover IT $50K; Fidelity Amex $25K; PenFed Plat Rewards Visa Sig $50K; Sallie Mae WMC $17.5K; Sears MC $10.1K; US Bank Cash+ Visa Sig $26K; Walmart Discover $10K; Wells Fargo Rewards Visa Sig $14K
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Valued Contributor

Re: Got My NPSL Back!!!

Yep - you caught a lucky break on this.

 

Learn and move forward...

Ray

** Every Card has a Job, and Every Card does its Job **
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Frequent Contributor

Re: Got My NPSL Back!!!

Reminds me of an officer and a gentleman:

 

 "“In every class, there’s always one joker who thinks that he’s smarter than me. In this class, that happens to be you. Isn’t it, Mayonnaise?” 

 


Good break man, good luck and do the right thing from on now!

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Regular Contributor

Re: Got My NPSL Back!!!


RockinRay wrote:

Yep - you caught a lucky break on this.

 

Learn and move forward...


Actually got my Gold Card (at the time) declined buying a $32 makeup case for my Sister n Laws Christmas present last December. A large autopay bill had hit my account the night previously. Could have done a Larry David skit based off of my reaction...

 

Was also surprised that they offerred me an upgrade to Platinum prior to this being clreared as well. Trust me, I've learned my lesson!!! 


    NPSL              $25k            $25k              $23k              $22k               $16k              $12k              $10k            $6.5k
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Re: Got My NPSL Back!!!

Congrats on getting your NPSL back!

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