Published on May 21st, 2019 | by William Charles164
New Round Of American Express Serve & Bluebird Shutdowns
Readers with Serve & Bluebird accounts are reporting that their accounts have been shut down. This used to be a frequent thing, but I think the last round of shut downs were in 2017. Serve and Bluebird cards are an easy way to liquidate Visa/MC gift cards by using them to load these prepaid cards at Walmart.
Update: It looks like people are being allowed to sign up again after this shut down, not sure if that is intentional or not.
Once banned, you can not get the an Amex prepaid card again. Some people like getting the card under a different SSN (e.g. a spouse) and using it for a few months for old time’s sake.It’s still possible to load other prepaid cards or buy money orders with Visa/MC gift cards, but it’s not always easy to find a vendor or a card which allows it.
I know some people were hoping that shutdowns were a thing of the past, but unfortunately not.