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What info does paypal show to someone paying you, what can you hide, etc?

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by madblacker, Nov 14, 2009.

  1. madblacker

    madblacker Regular Member

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    Sorry for this kind of basic question but my searches aren't turning up the relevant info, basically I'm going to be creating multiple accounts on different services (associated content, for example) where I will be receiving payments on different paypal accounts. I don't want them to have any idea that 2 accounts are from the same person so I am wondering what info they can see and what I can choose to hide from someone paying me. I figure that they can see the name (which I understand if I use a business account I can show them the business name instead) and the address (can I hide the address or do I need to set up like a mail forwarding address to use?) also do they see the phone number? thanks for any info on this
     
  2. bryanon

    bryanon Executive VIP Premium Member

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    Name - correct. With a business account they'll only see the name of your business

    Address - only shipping address is displayed. You can choose not to have a shipping address

    Phone - with a business account the buyer can see your customer service phone number which you can specify yourself. If you're afraid of someone actually wanting to call you on this number to confirm your ownership of the account then just get a free VOIP number and use this one.
     
  3. Italian Hawk

    Italian Hawk Power Member

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    Does paypal check if it's a legitly registered buisness?
     
  4. madblacker

    madblacker Regular Member

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    As I said, its for a service so I'm not selling anything which is why I don't have a buy link
     
  5. madblacker

    madblacker Regular Member

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    I don't think so, this is pretty muddled up as far as being easily checkable since there are different types of businesses and each state / city is different, I think they may at some point ask for you to send in documents to verify it which you could fake, or wait until they actually need them and only then register whatever they need to show them you own the business.
     
  6. oxonbeef

    oxonbeef BANNED BANNED

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    Well if paypal can't see the two accounts are from the same person which
    will get you limited I don't see how your clients will.