Now accepting donations in 23 currencies around the world!

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Submitted by John T. Haller on March 10, 2022 - 6:16pm

Eraser logoBy popular request, is now accepting donations in 23 currencies in dozens of countries around the world. Over the years, we know many users who have wanted to donate but been unable to donate in US dollars. now accepts US Dollar $ (USD), Euro € (EUR), Australian Dollar A$ (AUD), Brazilian Real R$ (BRL), Canadian Dollar C$ (CAD), Czech Koruna Kč (CZK), Danish Krone kr (DKK), Hong Kong Dollar HK$ (HKD), Hungarian Forint Ft (HUF), Israeli New Shekel ₪ (ILS), Japanese Yen ¥ (JPY), Mexican Peso $ (MXN), New Taiwan Dollar NT$ (TWD), New Zealand Dollar NZ$ (NZD), Norwegian Krona kr (NOK), Philippine Peso ₱ (PHP), Polish Złoty zł (PLN), Pound Sterling £ (GBP), Russian Ruble ₽ (RUB), Singapore Dollar S$ (SGD), Swedish Krona kr (SEK), Swiss Franc (CHF), and Thai baht ฿ (THB). All are now available on the Donation page. Donations are also accepted in Bitcoin (BTC), Dogecoin (DOGE), Ethereum (ETH), Litecoin (LTC), and Monero (XMR) as well as check and money order by physical mail.

Please consider making a donation today and thank you for supporting and helping us to serve our users!

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I want to donate €100. However I have been put off by what I consider to be *excessive* personal details you require. Why do you need my Full name AND mobile number AND email AND billing address AS WELL AS my Visa details? All I want to do is to transfer some money to you by Visa - full stop. (Most of those details are implicit in the Visa transaction.)

John T. Haller's picture

The only element of your details we receive is your email address. We only use that for sending you a thank you note.

Everything else is PayPal itself asking. They didn't use to require an address but I'd wager that changed in cracking down on fraud. We used to get multiple fraudulent transactions a month as criminals tested credit cards to see if they worked before either selling the details on or using them for fraudulent transactions of real goods. We don't usually get any anymore. I'd wager PayPal started requiring addresses to prevent that. Providing your address allows a merchant like PayPal to do an Address Verification Service (AVS) lookup. This matches your street number and zip to the one on file for your credit card. This serves as an additional fraud prevention measure in combination with the card number, expiration date, and CVV2 (security code). Not sure about them asking for your mobile but that could be another thing they verify these days.

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