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Does PayPal double check a SSN with official authorities?

Discussion in 'Business & Tax Advice' started by techhayne, Feb 26, 2017.

  1. techhayne

    techhayne Junior Member

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    Just wondering, let's say we have to following case: Someone's PayPal business account (US-based) gets limited for whatever reason. If he submits then the required docs which includes a SSN document, will PayPal double check the existence of the SSN with official authorities?

    Thanks for any answers.
     
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  2. Turhan

    Turhan Regular Member

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    I tried faking it. It won't work
     
  3. techhayne

    techhayne Junior Member

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    What does that mean. You entered a faked SSN by creating a PayPal business account or did you enter one and uploaded a faked SSN doc to lift a limitation?
     
  4. Turhan

    Turhan Regular Member

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    Tried to lift a limitation. If you have a PayPal business account you don't need an ssn you only need the tax documents for the business.
     
  5. techhayne

    techhayne Junior Member

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    I have a PayPal business account (US-based, Business Type: Individual) with VBA/VCC verification but no SSN in it. Got limited now for whatever reason.
    They require now that I enter a SSN and upload a driver license, address proof (utility bill) + SSN document.
    I have no SSN but there are some guys around here (e.g. secondeye/forwarderz) which provide SSN docs even with a random SSN.
    Nevertheless I don't know what happens when I upload such a SSN document, whether the PayPal support staff will just have a look at it or checks the existence of the SSN.
     
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    KTiwari Registered Member

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    Something very clearly covered in SecondEye's website. I don't think anyone is going to be clearer than that.
     
  7. toml3030

    toml3030 Elite Member

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    completely random #'s won't work if you're trying to provide a fake SSN. SSN# includes info on what year and where it was issued. Also, if you don't provide a random #, there is a good chance that number is already issued to someone else, which makes providing a that # as SSN a potential felony.