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PayPal is a global e-commerce business allowing payments and money transfers to be made through the Internet. Online money transfers serve as electronic alternatives to paying with traditional paper methods, such as checks and money orders.

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Can you use this for account information PayPal.Me/username?

What is someones PayPal account information that you fill in for cash earning apps to send you the money that you earned from their app? 1.) Is it your email [email protected]? 2.) PayPal.Me/username? ...
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Anonymous accounts on PayPal

I know it's not allowed on PayPal to do that, but here's the thing: So here's what I did: I made an alt account on PayPal and named it "anonymous payer" and used my phone number (my personal ...
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How to top-up my PayPal account balance above my bank account's daily limit?

I need to pay 3000 € at IKEA's e-shop*, but my bank account including its credit and debit cards allows only 1000 € per day at maximum user config for the account**. As the only payment option offered,...
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What information is needed for someone to withdraw money from someone else's (US) bank account?

I have a US bank account and a paypal account. I wanted to withdraw money from my bank account to my paypal account. The first step was to link the account. I did that by giving paypal my account ...
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How do online payment service apps earn money?

How do apps like PayPal, Google Pay etc. earn money? Peer to peer transactions on Google Pay transfer the complete amount to the receiver so apparently there is zero commission involved. (For example, ...
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Asked to pay dasung in China via paypal, is it safe?

I am purchasing something from dasung in China and I was asked to transfer $ to their paypal account, for which I only have their email address. Is this safe or could the $ be lost?
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What's the purpose of PayPal?

When purchasing through PayPal it draws funds from my linked bank account in the amount of purchase price and applies it as payment to the merchant. This is exactly what my debit card does, so what do ...
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Does Paypal block non-account transactions when a Paypal account is closed?

Some months ago I permanently closed my Paypal account. Today I tried to pay for something online at a web site using Paypal as its credit card payment provider. It gave me the option to create a ...
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In a European country, it is possible to withdraw money, for example, from an e-wallet or electronic payment system, without using a bank account?

Is there a way in Latvia to withdraw money from an e-wallet (such as Qiwi and ....) or an electronic payment system (such as PayPal, Skrill and ....) without using a bank account. Maybe some payment ...
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How to anonymously send money to a seller (without using crypto)? [closed]

I want to send money to a seller without giving them my info (name, address etc). However, they don't accept crypto. Paypal is an easy option but I heard my personal details get sent to them along ...
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Tax Reporting for Teen Freelancer using PayPal and Outsourcing Work: Necessary Steps?

I have a 16-year-old doing some freelancing as a side gig. I'm pretty certain that the PayPal income does not meet the $20k/200 threshold. There has not been any 1099 forms from PayPal. Should any ...
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Is currency conversion and foreign transaction fee inevitable when purchasing a service from a country different from a credit card company?

I purchased plane tickets at Kuwait Airways website, for a trip originated from US with a transition/overlay at Kuwait, by using Fidelity Rewards Credit Card, a credit card issued in US. My credit ...
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Send USD From PayPal AUS To Thailand

I have an Australian PayPal account holding $USD. I need to send this money to Thailand because that's where I live, but I don't want to convert it to AUD and then to baht. How can I use Wise to ...
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If I donate 100 USD to a charity using PayPal Giving Fund, does the charity receive 100 USD?

I have a question about PayPal Giving Fund. About a year ago, I called them on the phone (I don't remember what number I called, but it was a line intended for donors). I asked the representative this ...
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I’m pretty sure this is a scam [duplicate]

I had a ‘sugar daddy’ follow me on Instagram, he asked me to get another app to converse on there (so I did) and now he’s telling me I have to play a $100 fee to convert $5000USD to AUD. I’m 95% sure ...
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What information can the merchant see about you when you pay with Paypal?

Just paid a shady looking seller using Paypal thinking that Paypal could protect me. Bought a digital product, received, but rethought the whole thing and now I think I don’t trust the seller to not ...
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How to send money into someone's paypal anonymously ? Read further

I am an Indian and i want to send a Japanese friend some money. The friend uses Paypal and is not familiar about Crypto. I want to do it anonymously as i can't let anyone know about it. Here in India, ...
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Are online purchases using PayPal safer than using a debit card?

I have a PayPal account that is linked to my Mastercard debit card, which is linked to my bank account. I usually make online payments using PayPal instead of directly using the debit card. PayPal ...
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Why does a sugar daddy want my Twitter login?

A sugar daddy says that if I want my monthly allowance of $1,000, then I need to give him my Twitter account login. I know this is a scam. However, what is the point of that? He doesn't want bank ...
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Scammer threatens of using PayPal personal info

I fall for a scam from a person I met on a random forum online selling some stuff, that I was interested in from another country. I sent the money as friends and family (sadly), so I don't think I can ...
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Can I paypal myself to get free money? [duplicate]

This quarter my credit card [Discover offers 5% cashback for using Paypal. At the end of the year, it matches all the cashback that I earned and thus I will earn a total of 10% cashback for using ...
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New reporting requirements in 2022 for proceeds over $600

I am serving as a conduit for a friend by receiving money from PayPal and sending it to her through CashApp (her PayPal account is currently limited). The transactions I am getting in PayPal are ...
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How Do I report a scammer requesting money as PayPal bill?

Today I received a PayPal request for payment for over $41000 from a party I don't know with a gmail address that looks like it was created just for scamming. Obviously I cancelled it, but is there ...
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Does Paypal prepare 1099 forms based on net income, or gross sales?

There has been quite a lot of chatter recently about sites like Paypal and Venmo being required to provide sellers with 1099 forms. (Link) The first part of the question is whether the $600 ...
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Do I have to pay taxes If I withdraw from Paypal to other bank account than mine?

I have a Paypal account which is linked to my bank account (primary). In my country taxes are 40%. However, I want to withdraw money in Paypal to other bank account in other country (secondary). The ...
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If I link my PayPal account to bank account does my bank know the balance of PayPal account or transactions?

I know how to transfer and setup of bank account to PayPal. My concern is if my bank is connected to PayPal, and how will bank know the transactions and PayPal balance?
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IBAN number of PayPal Account

I travelled from a country (Where Paypal is not working) to a Country (where Paypal is working). I created my Paypal account here. I was supposed to get the amount for some fellowship but I didn't get ...
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Rewards to $40. Is it best to get PayPal, prepaid Visa or Amazon card?

I can get $40 from Receipt Hog. They can give it as a prepaid Visa card, to my PayPal or Amazon gift card. Which is the best option of the 3? I was thinking PayPal and transferring it to my local bank ...
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How do I let Facebook know they are trying to bill the wrong person

I bought my domain Wadeswebworks.com I was in web dev school and we had a project to create a FB ad. So I did even though I thought FB was a waste of time. Back then you could not delete the Ad so I ...
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Why would scammers use PayPal?

I've been getting tens of ads in Instagram lately, about GPUs and PCs selling at 1/10 the normal price. The method of payment from is PayPal. I am wondering how would this work in any way for the ...
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Ordered bike parts, paid with Paypal, received face masks. How do I get my money back from this scam?

My wife fell victim to a scam that she will not let go of. She was looking for a bicycle online and came across what appeared to be a legit web site. My wife assumed that it was safe to use Paypal ...
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Can a teenager open an account without UPI?

Can a 16-17-year-old establish a PayPal/Paytm/Google Pay account in the absence of UPI? I'm under the age of 18. I am originally from India. I don't have a checking account. All I have is a phone ...
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Link Australian and Canadian bank accounts

I used to live in Australia and still have my bank account active there Now I am in Canada and have Canadian bank account I want to add my Canadian bank to my paypal. Paypal allows to add US bank with ...
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When distributing items on a "Free, but make a Paypal donation if you wish" basis, how can I hide my street address from donors?

I am considering producing a small-circulation print-only magazine that will be distributed on a "Free, but send me a donation through Paypal if you wish" basis. The only way to make a ...
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SD wants me to purchase Prepaid card for international fees through paypal. Is this a scam? [duplicate]

A SD contacted me in regards to me becoming his SB. He wants to send a monthly allowance through Paypal but he is in Germany so Paypal is requiring a 100$ international transfer fee. He is not asking ...
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Money spreading system? Is this legal? [closed]

Is it legal to tell potential givers/donors that money sent to me is to be shared then with others? For example, an incentive to receive any money at all could be the claims that money sent is then re-...
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Give PayPal A Refillable Pool Of Money Not Linked To A Bank Account

I'd like to buy things online with PayPal without using my "regular" bank account for security reasons. Heretofore I've handled this with prepaid Visa cards, but it's getting cumbersome to ...
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Is it safe to send merchant PayPal's "Receipt for Your Payment "?

In purchasing on-line from a small store, using PayPal, the seller sent me an E-mail saying, to prevent fraud, they need me to send a screenshot of the E-mail "Receipt for Your Payment" from ...
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PayPal now offering some sort of crypto connection?

I just saw on an ad that PayPal now do "something" with "cryptocurrency". In spite of searching around everywhere on my PayPal account, I just cannot fathom what connection they ...
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How to classify eBay sales and PayPal income on GNUcash properly?

I tried to figure this out but can't seem to do it. Here's my thinking: income:eBay - €10 from eBay (true) Then this money goes to: bank:PayPal €9.75 expenses:PayPal fees €0.25 Then the PayPal ...
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Canadian and PayPal account linked to US bank

If a Canadian citizen has a US fund bank account in Canada, can they open a PayPal account and link the US fund bank account to it? They will not have a US address since they only have the US bank ...
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Can I Dispute Non-Received Item Even if I Used PayPal as a Guest

I purchased a Sari on Etsy in September 2020. Etsy put general note that says "please excuse, there may be delay due to COVID". I used PayPal as a guest (and I got email confirmation of my ...
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Sending money to friends via Amex with PayPal UK

With the Platinum Cashback Everyday Credit Card, there is a 5% cashback reward for the first 3 months, up to £100. As such, I'm trying to maximise my spending during this period to make the most of ...
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Does Chase UltimateRewards recognize Travel/Dining spent through PayPal?

I'm thinking of getting a Chase credit card. Chase's Ultimate Rewards boasts 2x points on travel/dining, with 1x points on all other purchases. I make most of my purchases using PayPal, so am ...
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When sending money through Paypal which details does the receiver see?

When sending money through PayPal which details of the payer, the receiver gets? and what's the way to minimize it for the minimum details?
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How can I convert a small amount of USD in my PayPal account to USD banknotes in Germany?

I have a small amount of USD (about $200) in my PayPal account, and I want to withdraw that amount and get USD banknotes. I live in Germany, and I only have bank accounts in EUR. The simple method ...
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A stranger requests to buy eBay item in installments

I have an item on sale on eBay for the relevant price of about 750€, I am having a hard time to sell that and I don't want to get rid of it for little money because of supply/demand law. A buyer with ...
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Receiving an unsolicited large amount on PayPal. Is this a scam?

I just got an email from PayPal asking me to verify my account in order to be able to receive a payment someone sent me, which exceeds European legislation maximum amount for a non-verified user. ...
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Dispute unauthorized charge on PayPal

I have an unauthorized charge for 500 dollars on my PayPal sent to a random person. I contacted PayPal about this and within 2 hours, they responded that they had thoroughly looked into the case and ...
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Every month I make money from Patreon. I want to split my income with a partner. How do I avoid paying taxes on 100% of the income?

Let me start off by saying I have no idea what I'm doing here. The context is, I am making a game, and every month I make $400 or so from Patreon (people are my patrons, and they are paying me because ...
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