PayPal warning

by Country Girl 6 Replies latest jw friends

  • Country Girl
    Country Girl

    I have successfully used PayPal for several years, selling and buying things on Ebay. All of a sudden, paypal became a menace and decided o freeze my funds. I investigated, since I could not get a response from Ebay OR PayPal to my satisfaction. Suffice it to say that I closed that checking account, paypal account and Ebay account after what I read here. (search PAYPAL}

    I hope this warns you.


  • daystar

    Yep. The very reason I won't use either myself. Although, if I decided to make a business out of it, I think I would open a seperate checking account for use just for Ebay/PayPal to protect my normal funds.

  • roybatty

    I've used Paypal and Ebay with pretty good luck but two things really scare me. One, not being able to speak with a real person and two, that Paypal doesn't do more to warn people of scams. I almost fell for the "Paypal" email asking for you to re-submit your information. It looked legit with the Paypal logo. When I went to the Paypal web site, nothing was posted to let people know about this scam.

    Scary stuff.

  • Sad emo
    Sad emo

    I tried to make a payment on PayPal a couple of weeks back and it wouldn't accept my card details so in the end I gave up trying.

  • Elsewhere

    Country Girl, did you fail to ship an auction item to a winner?

    I once purchased something off eBay but the guy blatantly refused to ship the item. It was one delay excuse after another. I realized that he was trying to delay until the time limit for me to complain to eBay had passed. Once I realized that I contacted PayPal and eBay and they locked all of his related accounts until he finally sent me a refund. Once he followed through with his commitments they unlocked his accounts.

    Nothing like having someone by the balls!


    Thanks for the info...I had no idea!!!


  • ballistic

    I've not had any problems with PayPal. Here in the UK they were forced to register as a bank just like a high street bank and has to follow the banking code and various other bits of legislation.

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