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PayPal 180 day cash withheld

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by freeufcdotinfo, Oct 11, 2012.

  1. freeufcdotinfo

    freeufcdotinfo Power Member

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    My account was limited a few months ago and I get email every month stating that they are holding my cash, my question is

    1) Why cant I buy ebay with the funds that are available - as only £20 thats reserved.
    2) At what point will my limited account be ok, as no one can open dispute now as over 45 days..


    I have emailed paypal a few times but no emails back
     
  2. Endire

    Endire Elite Member Premium Member

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    Freeufcdotino,

    Sorry to hear you are having trouble with this. Have you tried calling Paypal instead of emailing them? Sometimes you can get further with them on the phone. Others seem to have had success with sending in verification documents in order to lift a limitation on an account. If you are able to withdraw your money, you could also just set up another account to replace the one that was limited.

    Here is some more info including how to withdraw funds from a limited account,

    http://www.auctioncope.com/guide/how-to-withdraw-money-from-limited-paypal-account-before-180-days/

    Hope that helps,

    Shawn
     
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  3. haki_master

    haki_master Regular Member

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    Since paypal limited your account they will hold the funds there locked for 180days.After that period they will give you the option to withdraw the funds.Also during this period they don't allow you to use these funds for any purchase.It sucks i know that how paypal operates even when its so meaningless since 45 days passes and none buyer can dispute there is no "security" reason to hold the funds as they claim it.The true reason is that they earn interest on peoples money when they limit their accounts for 180 days.I hope you will be able to get soon the funds out.Try to call them maybe you can sort this out.
     
  4. Timallen1

    Timallen1 Newbie

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    They limit your account for 180 days due to credit card charge backs chances are you will not be able to use your account ever again even after the 180 days and if you make another account in your name and they clock on its you again (easy if you used legit details) then they will keep banning you.

    its nothing to do with intrested as 180 days worth of intrest even on big amount of money is nothing to write home about paypal are worth a shit ton and dont care about making a few pennys off your £20.

    could try the link shawn gave you but thats all in USD so might not apply as your using pounds (we will no dobut have diffrent rules to them)

    good luck though I have had the same problem let me know how you get on.
     
  5. john1444

    john1444 Elite Member

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    PayPal have their rules and unfortunately you can't question them when you are off their book.

    The other option is to create a new one move on, ranting will not help you.
     
  6. OldLord

    OldLord Regular Member Premium Member

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    I would start by calling PayPal, as it is easier to ignore an email complaint than it is to ignore phone calls. Set aside a morning for it as they can be a little obstructive initially - but if you have the facts to hand (why they restricted you, why this reason no longer applies, when the restriction began, etc.) and set out your complaint clearly, they may left the restriction as they will feel it's less effort to do so than to keep arguing with you.