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Paypal held my payment. What to do?

Discussion in 'Business & Tax Advice' started by cooldude1234, Feb 10, 2010.

  1. cooldude1234

    cooldude1234 Junior Member

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    Hello Guys,

    A week back i did data entry work for a guy. It was for $80. After finishing the work, he sent me $80 as services to my paypal account and i got the money. But almost 2 hours later, i get a mail from paypal saying:


    So, i asked my client if he did a dispute and he said no. But he said his paypal was limited. He did not give the reason why, just said he is trying to unlimit it. So, i went to the resolution center and tried to resolve the case. I selected that it was a non tangible product and gave all details about my work and that i had provided him with a service and not sold a good. Then, the resolution center status was Awaiting other party's response. And when i click on the details, the second page shows the status as: Being reviewed by Paypal. I asked my client to resolve the case as it showed Awaiting other party's response. He said that when he went to resolution center the status was Waiting for your action(My client's) but there was no button or anything to resolve the case. Its been a week now and nothing has happened. The funds are still held by paypal, and the resolution center still shows the same thing.

    What am i supposed to do.

    Please help me.

    Thanking you
     
  2. Adelleda

    Adelleda Newbie

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    I had a similar issue a year or so ago with a client I did a website for. His account wasnt verified so they witheld the funds. I did the same as you explained everything as did my client, paypal eventually gave me the money it just took them 2 months or so.

    It looks like you will be waiting awhile also. :(
     
  3. cooldude1234

    cooldude1234 Junior Member

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    Thanks for the reply.

    I think even i will have to wait. But isn't there anything that i can do to possibly unhold the money.
     
  4. justone

    justone Elite Member

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    In many cases they keep the money for themself.

    I suggest to talk to your client and ask for a second payment, in case the payment is released to you you can refund it.
     
  5. cooldude1234

    cooldude1234 Junior Member

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    The problem is that his paypal is limited and he cannot send money nor receive. He says he is still trying to get his paypal unlimited.
     
  6. lonojoe

    lonojoe Junior Member

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    If that guy is not responding to PayPal, eventually you will get money. It will take time. PP gives 3 chances for that guy to respond, after that money is yours. :D

    Hopefully
     
  7. cooldude1234

    cooldude1234 Junior Member

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    Yes, that is what i have read on other forums too. But my client says he does not have option to resolve the case nor did he receive any mail from paypal as i did.

    So, do you still think i might get the money and how much time will it take

    Thanking you
     
  8. kristasjewelry

    kristasjewelry Registered Member

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    next time use paymate
     
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  9. MLMGUROO

    MLMGUROO Regular Member

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    Yeah...or ePassport.
     
  10. tonlilaz

    tonlilaz Executive VIP Premium Member

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    paypal is an untrustworthy pay processor....

    i have a feeling some bad stuff is gonna come down on paypal in the near future.
     
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    iwebsocial Junior Member

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    Simply call PayPal customer support representative and tell them the situation and elaborate everything.
     
  12. expertsoverseas1967

    expertsoverseas1967 Newbie

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    Paypal now is no longer a very popular payment options.. They have so many issues now..