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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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 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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Paypal Chargeback

I have started a software consultancy, I plan to get money from customer in US using paypal to me in India. If the customer has a dispute and I don't agree to refund back. Can paypal get money from ...
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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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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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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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PayPal wants me to “add a bank account”, another funding source. Credit card isn't working. Why?

This is the second time in the last couple of weeks that I'm seeing the following error from PayPal. (Note: I've deliberately hidden the name of the merchant at the top.) "You cannot use this ...
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Paypal website donations without being a charity

I would like to receive donations on a website instead of having commercials or subscription fees. I am an individual, not a non-profit organization and will not be giving tax-deductible receipts. Is ...
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What are the risks of associating your PayPal account to your bank account?

What are the risks of associating your PayPal account to your bank account?
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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 ...
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What legal action can Paypal take against me if I don't pay them and I have a negative balance?

I received $500 using Paypal service from a customer for services (not a product). Paypal held my money for 21 days. The customer called their bank and stated that it was an unauthorized payment. ...
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How to send money from my Indian bank account/debit card to my PayPal account?

I have a verified PayPal account which I'm using for the last 3-4 yrs. I want to buy a book from a web site, but PayPal is the only option listed for payment. I have money in my bank account, but I ...