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Let teens use Google pay?

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Orangeblossom78 · 09/12/2019 09:09

I have been doing this with my eldest- they can use my bank card to pay for things on their phone. Mainly for his school bus ticket. He pays me back if he buys other stuff, online. However we had a case of fraud when he used it on Ebay and now I am thinking maybe best get him his own card to use which can be topped up. He is 14.

Any thoughts? What do you do with teens

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Angeldust747 · 09/12/2019 09:28

This is how things are going to work when he becomes an adult, so I don't see an issue with him getting used to it now. You have a good one if you can't trust them with your money like that! And you also see all the transactions so you know what he's up to, and as for the fraud thing at least he will now realise the dangers of buying things online (and does Google pay have better protection like PayPal?)


Orangeblossom78 · 09/12/2019 10:12

The fraud was dealt with quickly, he spotted it and it was refunded, I had to get a new card. I think I might look into getting him his own debt card perhaps. His account only has a cash card for now. then i could transfer some bus money etc into it online. I understand e.g. Barclays do them for this age range. Yes he is careful

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Drizzzle · 09/12/2019 10:14

Yes I'd get him his own card.


Confusedbeetle · 09/12/2019 10:17

You shouldnt let anyone in the family use your card. The banks get very ratty about it as it makes fraud harder to deal with


Lolly34h · 09/12/2019 10:19

Lloyd's and nationwide do debit cards for this age range too. And they have contact less on them too

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