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paypal asking for SSN, Changing paypal on ebay account?

Discussion in 'Ebay' started by Iwillacquiredengi, Nov 3, 2012.

  1. Iwillacquiredengi

    Iwillacquiredengi Newbie

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    So paypal apparently doesn't like large streams of income piling in and as a result is now asking me for my SSN or threat limitation.

    Say I change the paypal address on my ebay listings towards a friends newly created paypal, Would the process restart or am I risking ban?

    note currently ebay/paypal in my official name
    if I update
    paypal will be friends
    ebay will remain mine
     
  2. scallen37

    scallen37 Junior Member

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    You will undoubtably raise a red flag. Your current PayPal account is Linked to your eBay account. When you add a new PayPal account to an already linked eBay account, it raises red flags for multiple reasons.

    Do you mind if I ask why you do not want to submit your SSN to them? I personally don't either.
     
  3. Lotek

    Lotek Newbie

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    Submit your SSN and pay your taxes. If you attempt to circumvent, they will eventually find out and IRS will find out either way. Easier to be legitimate and not limit the amount of profit you can make.
     
  4. unclemike

    unclemike BANNED BANNED

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    Well do not change any information or add another PayPal account to your eBay Account.
    This will raise red flags which is not good in your situation or any for that matter. You might want to
    consider submitting your SSN number since it is really in your name. However if your doing something
    where you do not care for submitting your SSN then I would advise you to acquire a stealth account.
     
  5. roger.turner19

    roger.turner19 Junior Member

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    Hello,

    1. If this is a stealth account, transfer the funds to a safe account (your personal PayPal account) first, in order to make sure that the funds won't escape.

    2. If this is not a stealth account, and this is in fact your personal account, what type of account is it? i.e. Personal, Premier, Business?

    3. If it is a Personal account, most likely you will have to submit an SSN in order to get verified.

    4. If it is a Premier or Business account, you can apply for an EIN and request PayPal to use that instead of your SSN.

    Hope this helped.