Cash isn’t an option in cyberspace, where credit cards are king. But applying for plastic when you don’t have a physical presence turns out to be a tricky job
With no bank account, the only option for Rebecca is a pre-paid credit card. It can be topped up with cash, thereby avoiding the need to interact with banks.
She has an email address, a mobile phone and other credentials.
But there’s one snag: the card has to be posted somewhere.
Criminals of course can find ways around this, whether it’s using a vacant property, or the communal postboxes in a block of flats. Rebecca, though, is a law-abiding lady, and so she duly gave a surface address.
Despite our best efforts to keep her online, it seems her feet must hit the ground sometime or other.