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Paypal wants info they don't have a right to. [message #2333] Mon, 20 September 2004 14:52 Go to next message
Brooke  is currently offline Brooke
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Just a bit of a warning. Paypal is essentially stating that if you don't give them bank account info, once you've hit some limit, you won't be able to use them any more.

Given that I'm using a credit card, they have no legitimate reason for needing that info. And I have lots of reasons *not* to give it to them given their track record.

I need to check, because I think this may violate their contract with the credit card companies.

Alas, this means Ellen may need something other than a Paypal donations link in the not too distant future. Sad
Re: Paypal wants info they don't have a right to. [message #2345] Tue, 21 September 2004 02:16 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Janet  is currently offline Janet
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Brooke wrote on Mon, 20 September 2004 13:52

Just a bit of a warning. Paypal is essentially stating that if you don't give them bank account info, once you've hit some limit, you won't be able to use them any more.

Given that I'm using a credit card, they have no legitimate reason for needing that info. And I have lots of reasons *not* to give it to them given their track record.

I need to check, because I think this may violate their contract with the credit card companies.

Alas, this means Ellen may need something other than a Paypal donations link in the not too distant future. Sad

As I understand it, it is a value limit over time. The limit resets automatically once a certain time is passed. There may be frequency limits, too, which I believe also resets.

While I don't know this to be the case, it is likely a move to prevent one from using a stolen number and running up thousands of dollars of fraudulent charges; charges for which PayPal may be stuck.

If you want to give that much and/or that often, I am sure there is something that can be arranged for you. Smile


Janet

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Re: Paypal wants info they don't have a right to. [message #2347] Tue, 21 September 2004 03:00 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Brooke  is currently offline Brooke
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Thing is, first time I encountered it, all it did was say I'd reached my limit.

I tried again more recently, because Ellen only has a Paypal link for donations. That went thru and got me an actual limit. I bought something off E-bay yesterday and the limit dropped.

Therer's no apparent way to find the limit other than trying to buy something.

And their messages say to click on a link if you have a question about verification. Only that link requires you to choose from a list of subject none of which are applicable.

Typical Paypal "customer service". Sad
Re: Paypal wants info they don't have a right to. [message #2353] Tue, 21 September 2004 10:05 Go to previous message
Janet  is currently offline Janet
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Brooke wrote on Tue, 21 September 2004 02:00

Thing is, first time I encountered it, all it did was say I'd reached my limit.

I tried again more recently, because Ellen only has a Paypal link for donations. That went thru and got me an actual limit. I bought something off E-bay yesterday and the limit dropped.

Therer's no apparent way to find the limit other than trying to buy something.


*nods* I ran up against it quite a while back and at that time they did state what the limits were and notified one when one was close to the limit. It was so long ago, now, that I can't actually remember what those limits were.

Since I belong to a credit union, it was a pretty easy matter to create a secondary 'slush' account into which I only transfered money when I needed to use PayPal. It was a relatively painless way of satisfying them and protecting myself.

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And their messages say to click on a link if you have a question about verification. Only that link requires you to choose from a list of subject none of which are applicable.

Typical Paypal "customer service". Sad


Yeah, almost as good as the Sirius Cybernetics Corporation... Smile


Janet

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