Paypal being aholes

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  1. prettypursesinc

    prettypursesinc Newbie

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    Okay well this isnt about ebay but i thought this was the best place..I sold an item on ebay..And the person sent the money to me through a "gift" on paypal...i havent ever used this account before..Well as soon as the money was sent paypal locked my account of course..and is holding a large sum of money..And asking for my #SSN Well since i already have a locked paypal under my ssn and this account isnt in my name..How if any if there a way around this? Would hate to lose so much money. Thanks
     
  2. LyNHS

    LyNHS Regular Member

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    Unfortunately there is nothing you can do. I've been in a very similar boat and have seen this happen a lot and there isn't any solution.

    My assumption would be you're doing something Blackhat, or even illegal, but I guess my opinion on what you're doing is irrelevant! :)

    Either way, you've either got to call them and explain, or wait 180 days. Seen as they're asking for you #SSN - and I apologise in advance to be the bearer of bad news - but you can only wait the 180 days.

    There's nothing else you can do.

    As for why someone would send you a lot of money to purchase an eBay Item via A GIFT? Hmmmm ... suspicious! But, what I think is irrelevant! ;)

    All the best!
    Lynn.

     
  3. prettypursesinc

    prettypursesinc Newbie

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    so after 180days what happens?
     
  4. singingsleep

    singingsleep Regular Member

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    Go into paypal and REFUND THEM, and tell them they are going to have to pay you in some other way.
     
  5. anish891

    anish891 Junior Member

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    See if you can refund the money back and try again, not as a gift, or another payment method.