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Google says "sorry" by giving $5 to all Wallet users

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The past few weeks may have been somewhat frustrating for Google Wallet users, given that security holes within the service were exposed by hackers. Soon after the vulnerability was discovered, adding funds via Google Wallet prepaid cards was temporarily disabled due to security concerns. Thankfully, the recent software updates have taken care of the issue, so Google Wallet should be working just fine once more. And as a way of saying "we're sorry", Google is adding $5 credit to the accounts of its Wallet subscribers.

Here is the official statement from Google: 

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.

So, there you have it, Google Wallet users: collect your free $5 and spend it wisely. 

source: Google via Android Central

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posted on 21 Mar 2012, 05:40 2

1. Chronos (Posts: 258; Member since: 25 Feb 2012)

I wish I was a Google Wallet user.

posted on 21 Mar 2012, 07:36 1

2. adi4u4882 (Posts: 137; Member since: 10 Jan 2012)

Seriously? For 5 bucks?!?

posted on 21 Mar 2012, 07:36

3. nyamo (Posts: 274; Member since: 19 Mar 2011)

Exactly. just like the free 5 they gave for trying.

posted on 21 Mar 2012, 07:48 5

4. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4888; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)

I thought it was $10.00 for trying Google Wallet?

posted on 21 Mar 2012, 08:59

5. sgogeta4 (Posts: 394; Member since: 02 Feb 2011)

How do I get the extra $5? I still have the original $10 only.

posted on 21 Mar 2012, 11:23

6. Skidro13 (Posts: 65; Member since: 27 Jul 2010)

Anyone know how to update Google wallet on Verizon galaxy nexus

posted on 22 Mar 2012, 14:04

7. sgogeta4 (Posts: 394; Member since: 02 Feb 2011)

Find it in the market.

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