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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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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How can I send money on Paypal without revealing my real name or address?

I have not used Paypal before; however, I need to use it to send money now. I have heard that Paypal shows your real name and address when you send money. How can I stop that, so that I can send ...
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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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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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How does GST on PayPal payments work for Australian Taxation?

I am an Australian sole trader and I have recently started publishing eLearning videos to view online at a .com website that pays into my PayPal account. Purchases are in USD and my share is paid ...
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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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How can I stop PayPal from setting up automatic payment to vendors?

I find that often when I pay a bill with PayPal somehow the vendor is able to create an automatic payment. Then I have to go and cancel it. This is extremely annoying. How can I prevent PayPal from ...
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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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How to avoid Paypal holding incoming payments?

What just happened: A client payed for a service (software development) by PayPal. For sending, he used a different account than previously. After receiving the money by PayPal, I immediately ordered ...
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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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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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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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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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What information do I give to my customers so they can pay me with PayPal?

If my customer want to pay me for their trip via PayPal, what do they have to know about my PayPal account? I already share my bank account in Thailand with PayPal.
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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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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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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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Receiving online payments without disclosing my name and home address?

Is there a payment gateway or something that keeps your name/identity private and not seen that takes credit cards? Does PayPal work, or does it show your name and home address? I would ONLY like my ...
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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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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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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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Two banks in two countries. Is it possible to have a unique PayPal account?

I am Italian living in Sweden. I have one bank account in Italy and one in Sweden. I have recently opened a PayPal account in Sweden and I have no problems in performing purchasing in SEK, but I want ...
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Processing PayPal transactions Via GNUCash

I am taking the time to set myself up to record finances in GNUCash, and I have slowly been refining my recording processes. I am curently twiddling my thumbs about how to treat "Middleman" ...
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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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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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A guy scammed me, but he gave me a bank account number & routing number. Can I use that to take out what he owes me?

This is a really weird situation. A guy contacted me regarding a business I have. He offered far in excess of my stated fees and even told me he could help me financially if I needed it, which I do. ...
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how to withdraw Paypal USD in the United States when I'm on holiday

I've some US dollars in my Irish Paypal account that I want to withdraw when I visit New York on a tourist visa in a month. Is there anyway I can do it direct from Paypal to dollars over there and ...
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How can I let people send me money via PayPal without them seeing my PayPal account info?

Two things to start of with: one, I don't know if this is the right StackExchange website for this, and second of all, my title doesn't make much sense, so her is the concept of the question: I would ...
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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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How to check the paypal's current exchange rate?

I have paypal account. My base currency is AUD. I want to check the conversion rate for buying a stuff in USD. When I go to payment step they show the actual USD amount and actual AUD that will be ...
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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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Trying to transfer money from a Bank to Paypal account. Being asked for a valid Swift Code

I gave a bank my Paypal account number, IBAN and other details to send some amount to my Paypal account, and I got a response saying that I have an invalid SWIFT CODE and the transaction failed ...
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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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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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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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Unable to withdraw money from Paypal in Andorra

I live in Andorra. I have an Andorran Paypal account, with a linked Credit Card. The account is fully verified. Right now Paypal only offers cashout withdraw options to USA bank accounts for Andorra ...
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How can I link my HSBC account to PayPal in Egypt?

I have a HSBC VISA Debit card in Egypt. But I don't know how to link it with PayPal and what I need to do for that. I read that debit cards are not acceptable, but I don't know if this is true or not. ...
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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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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 ...