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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Can i receive money on PayPal account without a linked bank account

I have a PayPal account but I'm about to be paid without a bank account linked can I receive the money and spend it
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Did I discover an easy way to make money via PayPal and cashback credit card? If so, is it legal and is the money taxable?

Here it is: I send money to a family member via PayPal using my credit card, PayPal charges a fee but the cash back I get from the PayPal transaction exceeds the PayPal fee, my family member sends me ...
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Transferring money to a PayPal account from Western Union

PayPal, or at least under my PayPal account, allows me do perform direct deposits into the said account. Basically they issued me a PayPal account number and a Wells Fargo custodial account. Is it ...
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How to get out of this nightmare situation with Paypal?

On May 31st, 2020 I got a number of notifications on my Facebook account from Paypal account stating purchases were made from my UPS account. I promptly reported this to Paypal and UPS. Both of them ...
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How a 3rd party can verify if a paypal payment went through?

I have two people disputing about a paypal payment, one says he sent the money and the other says he didn't receive. I have to judge which one is saying the truth without having access to their ...
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How to receive money on PayPal without PayPal sending a confirmation email with my name in it?

I dont want the confirmation email people get to include my name. How can I avoid that? My name and email address also shows up in the email under neath the word "Merchant". Is there a way to change ...
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Can paypal transfer to bank?

When you purchase an item through PayPal that is linked to your bank account when PayPal received a refund does the refund automatically transfer from your PayPal account into your linked bank account?...
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Can a thief who acquires a credit card number trace this back to PayPal and exploit the PayPal account?

A friend reports that their credit card number was stolen and used to purchase an iPhone. They also report that nearly simultaneously, a large transfer from their bank account to their own PayPal ...
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Paypal Credit account charged and repaid by unknown party. I reported it, and PayPal sent ME a check. Do I need to do anything else?

I apparently set up a Paypal Credit account years ago (when it was called BillMeLater) and forgot about it. Last year I started receiving emails "Statement balance" and "Payment received!" Checking ...
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Sugar daddy giving his bank account info [duplicate]

Theres an app to find snapchat friends. And there is a guy wanting to be my sugar daddy. We havnt met let alone even talked. And he asks if he can trust me. And i say yes. So he gives me his bank ...
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I deposited money in my paypal on march 9th and I hasn't arrived yet. What do I do?

I have deposited some money on my PayPal Account from my Bank on march 9 th and I haven't received a confirmation yet. What are my options? I have already contacted customer service on march 15th and ...
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How can I deal with what I think is an eBay scam?

I've recently tried to sell an electronic item on eBay. I listed it is for sale in Europe. A buyer with a US address on his invoice and based in Africa seems to have somehow bought it. He then sent ...
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How can I connect my PayPal account with my Fidelity account?

How can I connect my PayPal (based in the United States) account with my Fidelity account? I don't see Fidelity amongst the bank options when trying to add a new external bank account in my PayPal ...
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How should I move funds out of my USD PayPal account to a EUR or GBP bank account?

I have about USD 6000 in a PayPal account. I want to get it out of there and into a EUR or GBP bank account, in a way that that will incur the least charges, and enjoy the most favourable exchange ...
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How limited can I make my personal information on PayPal?

I want to use my PayPal.Me to accept payments for commissions, but I do not want my full name displayed on it. Is there any way to limit what name it displays? On the PayPal.Me page, it displays my ...
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What is the most advantageous way to transfer money from a USD PayPal account to a EUR or GBP bank account [closed]

By "most advantageous" I mean the way that will incur the least charges, and enjoy the most favourable exchange rates. Would it be better to transfer the USD PayPal balance to a EUR or GBP balance in ...
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PayPal Donate button - Issues [closed]

I'm trying to implement and test the Donate Button by PayPal, and I've faced the issues with it. I'm having a Personal account as a person, not as a non-profit organization. Everything seems like ...
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Income Tax Paypal / Ebay sales (Australia) limits

Work were throwing away a bunch of boxes full of e-waste and I was able to take them for free. I have started selling the items on Ebay and getting paid through Paypal. I believe the max total ...
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PayPal Credit or No Credit

I wanted to make sure not to bounce checks at end of Month (Christmas time) I activated my PayPal Credit first online, then the option that said IN STORE PURCHASE. I proceeded to use, however I noted ...
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How to pay with Paypal without an account; seller gave just an email address

I want to pay for something through Paypal, but I don't want to sign up for an account. The seller gave just an email address (which I assume is associated with an account on Paypal). Is there a way ...
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What does it mean to transfer money to a debit card?

When I go to transfer money on PayPal I notice that it lists my bank as well as my debit card as options to transfer money to. They both go to the same place (my checking account) so this had me ...
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eBay buyer wants to send me $700 for shipping to Malaysia - Scam

I recently received the following email: Hello! I want to buy your 1080 ti and to be ship to my store in malaysia I will offer you the amount listed plus the shipment charges $700 all together ...
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Paypal account for people with no legal first name / surname [closed]

Anyone has any idea of how to register for Paypal account if a person has only one, single-word legal name? 1) Paypal won't allow you to leave the "First Name" or "Last Name" column blank. 2) If ...
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Income tax on paypal ( Australia )

I had some money in a foreign PayPal account which I earned before coming to Australia. Later, I moved to Australia in July 2019 as an international student. And in order to withdraw the money to my ...
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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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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 ...