A little while back there was a security vulnerability discovered with Google Wallet and pre-paid cards. As a counter measure Google restricted the ability to add pre-paid cards to the Wallet service. Now that everything is fixed and back up and running Google has decided to give Google Wallet uses a bonus of $5 on their pre-paid cards. Even though Wallet is still in beta it is nice to see that Google is willing to toss a few bucks around to thank customers for their patience, or lack there of, during the fixes.
As you may have experienced over the last few weeks, we temporarily disabled the feature to add the Google Prepaid Card back to your wallet if you previously removed the card or reset your wallet. We temporarily disabled this feature to ensure the security of our Wallet customers. We recognize this may have been an inconvenience for you, and we did not make this decision lightly.
We are happy to announce that you can now add the Google Prepaid Card back to your wallet with the newest version of Google Wallet, and any funds that you previously had on the card should be restored, unless you contacted Money Network and asked for a refund of those funds. To add the Google Prepaid Card back, you will first need to update your Google Wallet application to the most recent version.
To compensate you for any inconvenience this may have caused, we have credited an additional $5 (five US dollars) to your Google Prepaid Card. If you have further questions or concerns, feel free to contact us at 855-492-5538.
Thank you for your continued support of Google Wallet, and we look forward to launching many new and exciting features for you to enjoy in the coming months.
Hopefully we won’t see any more security issues arise with Google Wallet, and that the official support from Google starts to expand. In the meantime if you haven’t already grabbed Google Wallet make sure that you from Google Play. Now remember that you do need to have a NFC enabled device to make any use of Google Wallet.