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How I got a new US eBay account and a verified US PayPal account after getting banned...

Discussion in 'Ebay' started by ran60616, Feb 18, 2013.

  1. ran60616

    ran60616 Regular Member

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    So I'm new here at BHW, But have been selling on eBay since 2008 - No noob in that department!

    Not sure if this has already been shared with everyone here, but wanted to get this out to everyone who had their eBay banned and/or PayPal restricted/banned.

    My eBay was banned in 2011, But not my PayPal account. But after I linked the same PayPal account to a new eBay account, eBay found out that my PayPal was associated with a banned previous eBay seller account. So now I have to get a new PayPal account as well!

    How I got a new eBay (US Account)

    1. Got a new VPN connection so that eBay won't recognize my old IP. (Well I use the VPN for other purposes as well, it's a good investment for me)
    2. Used my family US home address and my google phone number and a new email address to register. (I'm sure all US users can find another address of a friend, family, etc. and get a new google number easily as well)
    3. Got a verified eBay account - Check!

    How I got a new PayPal account (US Account) - Verified

    1. Again used the VPN (hence new IP address) and registered using my google phone number, new email address and my family US home address
    2. Bank account information - see below

    * I opened a new online banking account (There are many of them out there, google search). I used Ally Bank, and it only took me 5 minutes to register and get verified for my new online checking account. (They send you a free debit card to your address, plus if you use there card at a NON- Ally Bank ATM, they will refund the fee charged by the other banks to your account, and also have a pretty nice interest rate as well :), not a bad option to carry a hassle free checking account with no evil fees! )
    3. Added this checking account info to PayPal and they sent the two deposits to my online checking, and I verified my bank account through PayPal -Checked
    4. How I lifted the $500 withdrawal Limit on PayPal - I used the debit card the bank sent me and verified to lift my $500 limit.

    So far they haven't asked for my #SSN or any supporting documents, and I have been selling since 2011 with this new account and have a powerseller eBay account as of now :)

    And that was it, hope I didn't miss anything and I hope this helps. If you have any questions, feel free to ask! :cool:

    Thanks!
     
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    Thanks for the great info! is really Helpfull!...
     
  3. ran60616

    ran60616 Regular Member

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    No Problem. Few people sent me PM's asking me about "what sort of verification does Ally bank has for a checking account? "

    Apart from name, address, contact details. They need your #SSN number, and will do an instant credit check. Long as your credit is in 'okay' standing they verify it pretty quick. Nothing to worry about there!
     
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    christiano9911 Junior Member

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    dude can make a account at ally for me?
    i tried they said we need more info about you please call us!

    can you help?
     
  5. ran60616

    ran60616 Regular Member

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    well, I can't make a bank account for you. If you're from the US, you can do this with ease. PM me what the bank sent? usually they call simply to verify your info. They will call and first ask to verify yourself (Last 4 # of your SSN, Answer to the security question you entered, zipcode of the address you entered, address, phone number etc.). Just answer them and you're all set.

    They called me as well, just to verify the info! Anyways, PM me if you need more help!
     
  6. Laser42

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    Hey, regarding ally bank.

    I am 16, will they ask me for my age and will I be able to sign up?

    Thanks
     
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    ran60616 Regular Member

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    Laser42 - Not sure about that buddy. I'm in my early 20's, so didn't have an issue. I do remember I did enter my DOB. Long as I know, you need a parent to sign with you if you're under 18 in the US.

    But... this is online checking only, not like you're present at a branch. So I would recommend you to give it a try. I did a Google search and found out that a few people had opened accounts when they were only 17 (online checking accounts). Only other verification you add to register is your #SSN.

    Best Option**** >> If you don't want to take that route, I would recommend to simply call there 24/7 customer care number and just ask them what's the age limit. Trust me it's not a big issue. Just ask, they will answer, say thanks and hang up!

    Let me know what happens...
     
  8. Laser42

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    Just talked to them.

    They told me I had to be 18. But if you have heard of people getting an account at 17 it makes me wonder if they will bother me if I sign up at age 16.

    Whatever, I didn't need another bank account anyway. If I really need one in the next few months I will have to look at other options.

    Seems like Ally offers good service, that is certainly hard to find in a bank.

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    too bad it didn't work out. I'll PM if I find any options for you. Ally is def. a good bank to have, no hidden fees and good rates.
     
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    Well done mate, I too have gotten back on PayPal after being banned.

    Although ive heard a VPN isn't the best idea.
     
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    If one is based in Africa, I don't think an Ally Bank account will be approved. And the SSN# you mentioned...where the heck will one get that from?
     
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    Thanks @Pathart, and that's great to hear.

    VPN - I have been told by a few about this, so far it's going smooth. I'll prolly look into other methods soon!
     
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    @Livingcovers - No it won't. This method will only work for people in the US (Both citizens & non-citizen who has a #SSN). #SSN (Social Security Number) is a nine-digit number issued to US citizens, Permanent residents and temporary (working) residents in the US.
     
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    Nice sharing your story and it is nice you took action against eBay.
    Take note though that while this is fooling eBay and PayPal it is not a complete stealth account.

    Take care :)
     
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    Thanks @Unclemike :D I have never explored the stealth game yet. Looking to learn the basics and maybe open an stealth account as backup soon.
     
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    Using a vpn on ebay/paypal is a bad idea.
     
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    @FuriousGeorge - so I heard from many. I'm currently looking into other options. (I'm creating a stealth account as backup and sell/buy some items to get feedback just in-case)
     
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    Just what I was looking for and I already have a VPN. I just need the paypal account. Thanks for the method dude!
     
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    Using a vpn will get you banned, again.
     
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    Dude so I got the bank account set up without an issue. Bank called back to verify my info like you mentioned. Thanks for this dude, now I can confirm my new Paypal account. Boohaa :chef2:

    Regarding the VPN issue - I'm in a new apartment now (new internet connection), so the IP won't be an issue, plus I have a brand new computer to make that $$$ :ebay: