Russell Simmons Apologizes for RushCard Problems

Russell Simmons

Russell Simmons

If you follow Russell Simmons on social media or have a RushCard, you’re quite aware that this week the prepaid debit card system had a widespread problem with frozen accounts. Reportedly, earlier this week, RushCard experienced outages. Simmons posted a series of updates on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Sharing a Facebook video message, he stated:

I want to personally reassure you that your funds are safe and that we are addressing every issue as quickly as possible. I deeply apologize for the hardship this is causing and give you my solemn commitment that we will fix these problems.

Russell Simmons: Rush CardA personal message from me to our RushCard members.

Posted by Russell Simmons on Wednesday, October 14, 2015

He also posted several updates on Instagram.

A new update for our @rushcard members:

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Authored by: Kellie Williams