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Paypal account limited but I still don’t know why

Hi I used paypal for years and only had a few bad experiences but then one day to go to sign in and it tells me that my paypal account has been limited. This is what it says: Why is … Continue reading

Yet another eBay/paypal story..but I kind of won this one

I sold a “fiberstars fiberoptics iluminator” on eBay for $300. Shipped it insured with the post office. After 2 weeks buyer opened dispute saying it was not as described when in fact it had been damaged thru the post office. … Continue reading

Paypal guarantee is bogus

I bought an item with Paypal, price was about US$ 50. The seller did not ship the item until I had complained several times. The item he shipped was a counterfeit. I informed Paypal, sent pictures, provided explanations,… more than … Continue reading

Paypal demanded SS#, now account is frozen

The person who ran our business started paypal with their personal ss #. When she left, Paypal demanded a personal ss # to replace it. we are a non-profit corporation and no one was willing to tie their number to … Continue reading

I received a phone call from Paypal saying I owe them $150

I decided to sell my wife’s old laptop on eBay. Received payment through Paypal, everything went fine, got my money. After a while, I drop off of eBay, after getting a new job and without a single problem with any … Continue reading

Refund is cleared by bank but PayPal puts a hold on it

PayPal took nearly $1700 from my checking account to pay for an item on eBay. The seller backed out of the transaction and issued a refund 2 days after I sent payment. PayPal proceeds to put a hold on *my* … Continue reading

Nothing but problems after canceling a payment

My account was PREVIOUSLY VERIFIED. NONE of the information has changed. The problem began after I cancelled a payment made by paypal that should have been through bill me later. The order was for an expensive generator for several hundred … Continue reading

Can’t use my account to pay for anything

I hold credit cards issued in (at least) 5 different countries. I live in Italy and, despite my name, I am a citizen of Italy. Typically, my credit cards are issued in other countries (not in Italy, that is), but … Continue reading

Tired of having PayPal treating me like an idiot.

I recently won a dispute that had been escalated and the appeal both opened by buyer for item not as described…now somehow a second appeal has been one by buyer(i didnt know this was possible) i have been told i … Continue reading

Suspended after 10 years of using PayPal

I sold one flashed PS3 after 100k+ in legit transactions spread out over over 10 years and was suspended for life. The system I sold while not a criminal offense went against a mod policy of things they don’t allow … Continue reading