USE A SHIFT CARD AND GET RENDITIONED BT THE FBI !!!
Well I've been trying to contact SHIFT for the last seven days without success, regarding NOT being able to access my funds at ANY ATM outside of the United States. During the approximately nine months that I've had my SHIFT card I have changed my cell provider; and I asked SHIFT support repeatedly to contact me at my new number, which apparently they decided NOT to do. I made approximately ten attempts to contact them through normal channels with NO result.
I finally decided to contact one of the offices of "Metropolitan Commercial Bank," which is the provider of the SHIFT card. After I told them that SHIFT refused to return my calls, they gave me the following number. +1 (650) 477-7194. The man who answered just said HELLO, as if he was hiding something. I then asked him if this was SHIFT. He finally admitted that it was. When he complained about all the messages I left; I then asked him why he didn't answer any of them. He then transferred me to one of his colleagues, who didn't offer his name, so I had to ask. He stated his name was CHARLIE. He then proceeded to question me about WHY I changed my number; and then claimed that when he tried to call that number he got a Mail Box in Chapel Hill North Carolina. First of all, why didn't he call me at the new number, as I had requested? Also, isn't this in the Washington DC area? FBI for sure!!! BTW, I didn't have any such box. My PMB was is in TEXAS; but this is information that I hadn't shared with them. How did they know I even had a PMB, "even more suspicious?"
Anyway the tone of their questioning was as vicious as any FBI interrogation could possible be. They continually used TRICK questions to try and forcefully get as much information as possible, much of it unrelated to my account. Finally, when I had satisfied all of their questions CHARLIE finally told me that he was going to CANCEL my card; so I asked him why. His response was that WE HAVE THE "RIGHT" TO and There's just "TOO MUCH RISK" with your traveling overseas. I then let him know what I though of him and FBI-SHIFT. This ended the call.
If you value your privacy, which is one of the reasons why many of us have BITCOINS in the first place, don't get a SHIFT card. I don't think any of us want the FBI anywhere near our BITCOINS.
BTW, FBI-SHIFT NAZIS, I am going to repost this article in as many forums as possible. Can you say "dammage control?" Sure you can.