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Anyone With Me on Blowing Up PayPal?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by adinrob, Aug 8, 2008.

  1. adinrob

    adinrob Newbie

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    I do buying and selling on feebay as a hobby, nothing serious. Well, with this move coming up and us needing money, we decided to sacrifice some of our prized possessions, such as my husband's laptop and PS3 and my engagement ring. PP, deciding we were complete frauds even though we never had any problems before as a buyer or seller, had been in constant contact with both of our buyers, had live streams of us using, holding and interacting with the products, put a hold on both his pp account and my pp account, basically freezing $4k. Our buyers have been in contact with them asking why they are doing this, since they know exactly what they are getting. Paypal is not budging on this. They want me to verify all this shit, well, how am I supposed to verify a letter when my mail is being forwarded to TX?! I can't pay $120 out of pocket to ship each item, and even if I did, they are still saying they won't release the funds! Has anyone else had this kind of problem? How can I get around their bullshit regime and get the funds so I can ship this shit and get my ass out of this god-forsaken state? And how dare they hold funds on "suspicion of future fraud" because I had never made this kind of transaction before? HELLO! One of the accounts is brand new, that I set up for business! It has no previous transactions! Oy! :eek:
     
  2. mrlimit

    mrlimit Registered Member

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    Hey I feel ya on that I had the same problem but with less amount. They couldn't do anything to prove that I was doing any thing wrong, and after 365 days they had to release my money in form of a check and close my ppal acct.

    Another way is to get a lawyer to send them a letter they seem to get thing's done faster.
     
  3. rvcasrfr

    rvcasrfr Registered Member

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    Adin,

    You are going to thank me with a thousand blessings....

    I used to run a company back in high school that did thousands a day in revenue with PayPal. Long story short, one day my PP account was limited with $22k in it.. and like your situation, PayPal would not budge. I read stories on paypalsucks.com about PayPal limiting accounts for no reason and holding the funds for 6 months... after a week of supplying EVERYTHING PP asked for, and STILL remaining limited.. this seemed to be the case with me. I thought I was fucked.

    I reluctantly decided to tell my dad about the situation, and he smacked me around for not telling him sooner (all of my business was run under his company name as I was a minor)... mainly smacking me around because he KNOWS someone very high up at PayPal who could help me out. Within 24 hours my account was reinstated.... This was years ago...

    Now, I will give you this person's phone number, and she WILL help you out. In fact, my account was JUST limited about a week ago and I called her hoping she was still working there, and yep, got a callback and my account once again reinstated within minutes. I have called her multiple times since then, and given her number to many of my clients since, and she has helped us out every single time and fixed our situation. She is the head of PayPal's Executive Escalations and has the authority to lift a limitation with the press of a button, and always does when she sees that you have been nothing but cooperative. She has saved my businesses many times from the bullshit of PayPal.

    Anyways, drop me a PM and I will give you her direct number. She will take care of you.

    Rob

    Oh and PS - A couple years ago PayPal actually WAS blown up! It was all over the news... a "terrorist" attack at eBay headquaters... turned out it was a bomb placed directly in front of the PayPal section of the building! Hah.
     
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  4. entity

    entity Registered Member

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    rvcasrfr: I didn't know about it, so I used Google, and this is what I found (they even have a video report): http://cbs5.com/local/Ebay.paypal.2.449066.html

    I'm pretty sure it was done by some powerseller whose paypal account was limited. :D
     
  5. rvcasrfr

    rvcasrfr Registered Member

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    hahaha, yep... there it is.

    What was so funny was that a bomb going off anywhere is a serious thing. Had this of been at any other building, people would have been like "OMG, OMG, I hope no one got hurt.. etc etc"... but when the story hit Digg... all of the commenters were hip hip hooraying and cheering as if it were a victory. I don't think any other company out there could get a reaction like that after being BOMBED.. haha.

    Some of the comments were f***in classic.... "Breaking News: Police now have list of suspects with motive.. 1/4 of the PayPal userbase".. things like that. Look it up on Digg, you'll see what I mean.

    PS - I was one of the many cheering ;)
     
  6. entity

    entity Registered Member

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    Maybe Microsoft's bombing would get a cheering like that, many people don't like them.

    PS: Of course I don't wish this to any company, as people can get hurt pretty easily thanks to a bomb like that.
     
  7. BlackBeret

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    I bet the IRS building would run a close second or be 1000X more popular.
     
  8. mazemiami

    mazemiami BANNED BANNED

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    lol

    Half there clients... maybe

    unfortunately it was a failure they blew up a sidewalk.

    too bad they didn't hit one of the main servers that accidentally started paying people out
     
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  9. solobeton

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    i hope you resolve the problem. If not don't worry they will release your money after 180 days.
     
  10. siberia77

    siberia77 Registered Member

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    paypal is NOT a regulated bank folks, they can do what they want with your money, be careful out there