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Questions tagged [paypal]

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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Could anyone explain these kinds of transactions on paypal?

From the following transaction history, we could see that Despiau Bruno (Probably fake name) added 229.22 USD to my paypal account. Then he, without my knowledge, use it to buy 225x Kaspersky Internet ...
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I think this guy is trying to scam me please help [duplicate]

A guy contacted me regarding a business that I have. He never told me what he did for a living. I have never met him but he told me his wife died and he wants to support a young woman like me and help ...
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What countries cannot pay a USA not-for-profit account with PayPal?

On a US not-for-profit (NFP), I'm using PayPal as only payment method (which accepts both PayPal and card payments). I just had a user from Singapore who reports they can't pay --- this seems since ...
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Is there such service that could transfer money from user's PayPal without I needed PayPal account [closed]

Is there such service that could transfer money from user's PayPal account dirctly to my bank account even if I don't have a PayPal account?
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random paypal payment - is it a scam?

I've received a small amount in my PayPal account which I don't recognize. The mail and notification on my phone seem genuine and I was not asked to accept the payment, it just went trough. I do not ...
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Help with PayPal

I've just opened a PayPal account and have been trying to add money to my balance or transfer money from my bank to my PayPal account (I haven't got a card yet so I figured I can only do it through ...
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If I receive money in my paypal account does my bank know it?

My bank account is linked with my paypal account. I know how to transfer money form my paypal account to my bank account. What I am wondering is that if I receive money in my paypal account, does my ...
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How can I safely transfer a small amount of money to Ukraine from the USA? [closed]

I'm interested in buying something from a person who lives in Ukraine, a country which isn't served by PayPal (they can't receive payment). The price is a couple hundred US dollars - far from small, ...
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Can i add a paypal support/donate button on my opensource project on github in India(Specifically). And How should i do it?

I am an open source developer from India .I am opening up an open source project on github . I want to set up a paypal (support/donate/or whatever name is appropriate to put in India) on my github ...
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Online Shop won't deliver - What's my best choice of action? Inkasso or PayPal?

I ordered something online (~150€) from a shop that had ~30k mostly. positive reviews online. (After the fact I realized that all reviews from the last few weeks were horribly negative, though.) I ...
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Accept a check on my behalf in USA, and then transfer the money to me in Europe

I live in Europe, and I work with a client from USA. Currently he is only able to pay via check, so now I am looking for some way to get paid. Best way would be to have a relative or a close friend ...
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Rewarding my affiliates [closed]

I could not find a really fitting site and thoight this is the closest. Otherwise please let me know. I own a website where I get income from affiliate links. I would like to give back some ...
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Can “Trustly” be trusted with my bank credentials?

To add money into my PayPal wallet I have to use Trustly. Trustly connects to my bank account and draws the funds from there. In order to connect to my bank account I need to provide them with MY ...
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PayPal money funnelling?

Problem: I have my own bank account and make my own money but my parents still keep tabs on what I'm doing with it. They always look through my bank statements and question things. Coming from a ...
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PayPal - getting away from them with TransferWise

We are outside the US and can't use Stripe for our business. Using PayPal, we have thousands of USD in the balance. I need to take large amount of money from my PayPal and move it to a bank account ...
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Withdraw from atm using PayPal debit card

If i use my PayPal debit card at an atm and i dont have enough money in my PayPal account to withdraw the said amount will it use my linked debit card to withdraw the rest?
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How to allow some other person to access my bank (or PayPal) account in some emergency?

I was thinking in a situation for example like an accident, resulting in a coma or something like that. Is it possible to allow someone else to manage our bank or PayPal accounts in that case?
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Another person is letting me use their bank account to make purchases, what are my risks?

I met someone online. They posed as a sugar momma. They NEVER asked for any account or personal info of any kind, and they never received any of my personal information. They gave me, I have texts ...
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New to Paypal. Can't seem to find my paypal balance

I'm new to Paypal. I don't really understand how to use it yet. Why can't I seem to find my Paypal balance? I've been looking for it and I can't find it. I'Ve looked under Account Summary and Activity ...
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Alternate Payment Methods That Protect Sellers With Virtual Services [closed]

I use eBay and my own site (hosted by Wix) to sell a virtual service with uses PayPal as the only payment option. Since the virtual service contains no physical item that gets dispatched, protection ...
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How do credit card chargebacks work when using Paypal/Google-Pay/Etc?

As per my understanding: When paying a store directly with my credit card, I am "protected" against items not as described, or not received...Possibly other situations as well. If approved, this would ...
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Is Paypal registered as a real bank? Is it FDIC insured?

It works kindof like a bank, in that you can send, receive, and store money in it as a secure account for as long as you'd like. So is it FDIC insured? And is it registered as a bank, or merely a ...
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Are there any hidden fees for using PayPal?

After years of inability to use PayPal due to hard restrictions and regulations of my country, I eventually found a way to use PayPal. I'm going to: Send/received money to/from my internet friends ...
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Is this Paypal request a potential scam

I have put a laptop for sale on Gumtree for £180. I have received a Whatsapp message today as below "I am interested in purchasing your laptop. I will offer you the asking price for the item and £18 ...
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Sending money via PayPal anonymously [closed]

I know PayPal payments are not anonymous (people can see your email and all that) but my question is, if the payment will arrive to the bank account it's related to, will the banking system there (if ...
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Is it possible to get scammed when buying using PayPal?

I bought a small piece of electronics for around 200€ on ebay-kleinanzeigen, the german equivalent of craigslist. The seller seemed honest and we agreed on him shipping the goods and me paying through ...
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What's the scam? [duplicate]

Two strangers have sent us money to our paypal account in the past week; the total is almost $700. What kind of a scam is this? I've had no contact with either of these people; the money just appeared ...
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Does a Paypal user Pay tax for receiving payment in uk

I'm trying to set up a PayPal account for my company (that is not registered in the UK) and want to use my UK account to receive payment on the website. Does anyone know if I will be taxed for ...
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Withdraw EUR from Paypal to Unverified Bank Account in Germany

I have a bank account in Germany, and I have a Paypal account with <10k EUR in it. I want to know if it is possible to withdraw everything into my bank account if it is not verified with Paypal.
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Sending Money directly via Bank Account From Paypal [closed]

How true is this ? I am a Novice to things like this. I added my Bank account (Euros) vis IBAN to paypal, now it says i can make Payments directly from my account, Please i want to know if its true ...
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Clarification about Paypal; Whether Paypal works as a virtual money holder?

Clarification about Paypal. This question doesn't really fall under Personal Finance. Whether Paypal works as a virtual money holder ? Because every transaction made to (or) made from paypal to any ...
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For form 709 (Gift Tax), should I record the date I sent a money gift or the date my bank sent the transfer?

In 2017, I sent about 60+ gift transactions of about $50-$500 to a friend in Australia to help pay for her bills using Paypal. The total for the year was about $14,800, so I know I need to fill out ...
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Is PayPal's percentage fee applied before or after the flat fee?

For example: sending $100 at base US rates (2.9%, $0.30): Fee is $0.30 + $2.8913 = $3.1913 (applying the % after the flat rate) Fee is $2.90 + $0.30 = $3.20 (applying the % to the $ sent)
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Sell anonymously on PayPal

I'd like to sell digital photos through my website using PayPal to help fund my photography hobby. Staying anonymous is important to me, so I don't want my name or address disclosed to buyers. A ...
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Does receiving payments through PayPal cause any tax difficulties (UK)?

I am starting to take on small freelance projects as a side gig. I am currently a UK taxpayer, but my clients are located in the eurozone. Because my UK bank charges for incoming transfers from ...
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How to reverse PayPal payment?

How to make a reverse on PayPal payment? I am a buyer of wonderful online goods and services, through sites like ebay. I have pay too much to my friend who sell me things and now I need to reverse the ...
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Selling online - Is private transportation indicative of a scam? Does PayPal make it safe?

I'm in the process of selling some furniture online. I use a website called dba.dk, which is the Danish equivalent of eBay (it was actually bought by eBay some years ago). The website is mainstream (...
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Can I transfer money with a Paypal account of incomplete status?

Can I transfer money to my friend? What's the difference between send and transfer money?
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Rejected payment still withdrew funds from my account

Last Saturday at around 20:00 CST I tried to pay for an item on eBay by using PayPal as a payment method - which I have already used before without any problems, however it failed with a message ...
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How to add TransferWise Borderless Account as a Bank Account in Paypal

I want to withdraw my money in Paypal to TransferWise Borderless Account since the conversion rate offered by TransferWise is better than Paypal's. I want to add it as a Bank Account in Paypal but I ...
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Receiving debt through PayPal attracts tax?

I reside in India, and one of my friend owes me a debt of 3 lakh rupees. Now the friend is living out of the country. He sent me the debt amount via PayPal. Is this acceptable? Will this credit to my ...
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Family member wants to gift me money from an account in a different country

Years ago my mother invested some money I made doing some acting as a kid in a bank account in New Zealand under her name. Both her and I live in Canada. We are both also Canadian/New Zealand Citizens....
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Why do I need to link a bank account to PayPal?

I recently returned a product I bought from eBay. PayPal returned the money directly back to my credit card. Then they returned the postage I had to pay, but it went into my PayPal account. In order ...
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Lowest Transaction Cost for Charitable Donation [duplicate]

I find most charities have a website that allows you to donate via credit card, paypal, or a physical address you can mail checks (if you dig hard enough). Each have their own transaction costs. ...
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Transfering money from paypal to Indian bank savings account?

I have a small drop-shipping website. My customers pay via PayPal, then my money gets transferred to my bank account in INR. Will this money be taxable. Can and will the (Indian) Income Tax ...
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Can PayPal transfer money automatically from my bank account if I link it in PayPal?

I've just signed up for a PayPal account, and it gives me the option to link a bank account or add a credit card. The credit card option would mean that PayPal can withdraw any amount of money ...
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Tax for foreign money received thru PayPal in india

Is there any tax in India for money received thru PayPal to my company's current account from my international clients?
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Paypal and Tax In Australia

I am a blogger and live in a country where PayPal does not exist. My relative lives in Australia. If I use his PayPal this way, will I have to pay Australian tax? (He does not have a PayPal account ...
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Personal taxes for Shopify / Paypal shop?

Hopefully someone can help out :) I've tried Googling, with no luck. I set up a Shopify site to sell some stuff I was making. I wasn't expecting much money, so I just connected it to PayPal. There is ...
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How much percent will Wikipedia receive from small donations done via paypal?

Currently Wikipedia is doing a capital campaign in Germany asking for money. I wondered if I should donate via direct debit or paypal and wondered how much percent will Wikipedia (or other non profit ...