Hi, ARMY!! This is Helen 🙋🏻♀️
I have had conversations with many buyers this weekend and I would like to address some questions that have come up in regards to “payment restrictions.”
I want to start off by saying that my opinion on payment restrictions has evolved over time. While it’s true that at one point I did fear that payment methods could only be used once per tracking week, my opinion on this has LONG since changed. I no longer feel this to be true but the bottom line is, none of us can know for sure.
I’ve always operated more cautiously to maximize valid sales and after seeing the trials and tribulations many buyers endured this past week with payment methods being declined left and right and even fraud alerts being issued either directly from their credit cards, banks, PayPal or even UMG my notions were reaffirmed. Despite the privacy laws in place in regards to payment information being reported, this points to a reality that payment methods CAN and ARE being tracked to some degree.
Knowing this, I can’t in good conscience support EXCESSIVE buying with the same payment method.
That said, I will continue to fund each payment method a handful of times each tracking week because, logically speaking, this could be normal behavior. For example if one household was buying the same song they would likely use the same payment method but with different emails and accounts.
Please understand that the funds you are requesting for have been donated through other ARMYs personal sacrifice to support the seven artists that we love. It’s WAB ARMY’s responsibility to wisely distribute the funds that are entrusted to us.
As a funder, I’ve always thought that I am just the middle man between the donors who give so generously and the buyers who actually put the funds to work.
I was a buyer before I started funding, so I know the hard work that goes into it! The last thing I would ever want to do is to make things more difficult – my intention has always been to work in tandem with and support of buyers for the best possible results.
Each one of us whether you are a donor, buyer, funder, streamer or radio requestor are part of a well-oiled machine. Each of us forms a part of Bangtan’s armor!!
Please continue sending me your funding requests so that we can continue to work as a team supporting our beloved seven!!
Thank you so much 💜