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my paypal limitation and the $6500 hold for 180 days

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by bigheadedmouse, Jun 25, 2013.

  1. bigheadedmouse

    bigheadedmouse Newbie

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    Hi everyone,

    Yesterday I received an email from Paypal informing me that they had permanently limited my account for violationo f their acceptable use policy. I had $6500 on there, which they have the right to hold for up to 180 days (yes I know, I should've transferred them sooner).

    Moreover, in the email they sent, Paypal also wrote "In addition, you will be liable to Paypal for the amount of Paypal's damages for each violation of the Acceptable Use Policy".

    My question is: has anyone heard of examples where people are fined by Paypal for violation of user agreement after having their accounts limited? Or do I have a good chance of getting back the full amount after 6 months?

    Thanks for the help!
     
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  2. Scripteen

    Scripteen Elite Member

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    What was the payment for? And do you have good standing account with good history of successful transactions or it is a fresh one?
     
  3. MAC-11

    MAC-11 Junior Member

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    If your account even hints at any of the following below....probably you wont :(

    My fingers are crossed for though, i know how it feels.

    "1. You provided information that we believe was false, inaccurate, or misleading; or
    2. You sent or received money that was potentially related to fraudulent activity; or
    3. You have more than one account with a negative balance; or
    4. You are in violation of the User Agreement, the Commercial Entity Agreement, the Acceptable Use Policy, or another agreement you have with PayPal.


    1. violate any law, statute, ordinance or regulation.
    2. relate to transactions involving (a) narcotics, steroids, certain controlled substances or other products that present a risk to consumer safety, (b) drug paraphernalia, (c) items that encourage, promote, facilitate or instruct others to engage in illegal activity, (d) stolen goods including digital and virtual goods (e) items that promote hate, violence, racial intolerance, or the financial exploitation of a crime, (f) items that are considered obscene, (g) items that infringe or violate any copyright, trademark, right of publicity or privacy or any other proprietary right under the laws of any jurisdiction, (h) certain sexually oriented materials or services, (i) ammunition, firearms, or certain firearm parts or accessories, or (j) ,certain weapons or knives regulated under applicable law.
    3. relate to transactions that (a) show the personal information of third parties in violation of applicable law, (b) support pyramid or ponzi schemes, matrix programs, other "get rich quick" schemes or certain multi-level marketing programs, (c) are associated with purchases of annuities or lottery contracts, lay-away systems, off-shore banking or transactions to finance or refinance debts funded by a credit card, (d) are for the sale of certain items before the seller has control or possession of the item, (e) are by payment processors to collect payments on behalf of merchants, (f), are associated with the sale of traveler's checks or money orders, (h) involve currency exchanges or check cashing businesses, or (i) involve certain credit repair, debt settlement services, credit transactions or insurance activities.
    4. involve the sales of products or services identified by government agencies to have a high likelihood of being fraudulent.
    5. violate applicable laws or industry regulations regarding the sale of (a) tobacco products, or (b) prescription drugs and devices.
    6. involve gambling, gaming and/or any other activity with an entry fee and a prize, including, but not limited to casino games, sports betting, horse or greyhound racing, lottery tickets, other ventures that facilitate gambling, games of skill (whether or not it is legally defined as a lottery) and sweepstakes unless the operator has obtained prior approval from PayPal and the operator and customers are located exclusively in jurisdictions where such activities are permitted by law."
     
  4. DX-GENERATION

    DX-GENERATION Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Better mail them !! and ask the reason !
     
  5. szhang

    szhang Junior Member

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    based on previous experiences you will get the full amount back after 6 months. I've never had to pay a fine or heard of it.
     
  6. Checkmate

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    What were you selling? (just in case someone is selling the same thing)
     
  7. thedediguy

    thedediguy Newbie

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    Depends, I would guess so, but not if you used fake information... you might also struggle if you sold an intangible item