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Mar 23 2017 | 9:58 pm EDT krisguy

First of all, Jenny, welcome to VRHeads.com!
If you need anything, please reach out to me.

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I keep a prepaid AMEX Serve card with 5 bucks on it just for this type of thing. The credit card is used for age verification, as part of compliance with COPPA (Child Online Privacy Protection Act - FCC rule link here). It's to cover FB/Oculus' **** as far as complying with age requirements set out in this rule.

Thanks and again glad to have you here!!!

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Mar 23 2017 | 5:31 pm EDT Firegold21

My guess is 1) because there is paid content, they want to make sure you can pay if you want to, and 2) maybe a form of age verification? Have to be old enough to have a credit/debit card?

I don't know if this will be any more palatable to you, but you can set it up with PayPal instead of a card, according to these two articles from our very own VR Heads: How to use the Oculus Store without a credit card and How to use Oculus Home without a credit card. The first is for the Rift and the second is for the Gear VR.

Keep in mind that merely adding payment info does *NOT* mean you will be charged. I haven't been charged for anything I didn't deliberately purchase.