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Paypal limited account with $20K and not opening it for 1 month

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Danishazizi, Dec 15, 2014.

  1. Danishazizi

    Danishazizi Newbie

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    Hi there, so i did the biggest mistake of my life by leaving all my money in PayPal. They limited my account and are not activation it for the last one month. I have provided them everything, i was just providing services to some online shops. I even send them all the conversations and shop links and emails to the shop personels but still they dont seem to be opening it. Now i am going to file a case against them, I was not doing anything illegal so i have got all the proofs and everything in record. What i need to do next? Kindly help me. I am doomed.
     
  2. BHopkins

    BHopkins Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    You said you're going to file a case against them. If they're doing something wrong, file a lawsuit against them.

    By the way, I NEVER leave money in my PP account.
     
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  3. Danishazizi

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    Actually i didnt do anything wrong or illegal. They are just saying that they need to verify my address and i already submitted utility bills and bank statement but they are just not sure about the shops and the work i am doing so i guess they are trying to find something wrong and close my account with all the money. How can i file a lawsuit against them?
     
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    Contact a lawyer. Could it be that they're just ensuring that you didn't do anything illegal and will give you access to your account once the verification process is finished?
     
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    Don't panic, you will get your money 100%. PP can be pain in the a**, always call them, emailing them can take weeks, but when you call, they look at your case and you can fix things in days. If pp call department is not from your country, be sure to use Skype credits or any other cheap call system, because I've been on hold with pp for an hour, I don't lie, they don't rush to speak to you :D

    In worst case scenario your pp account can be banned and your money will be released to you in ~6month, don't remember now exactly. After that create a new pp on a new address, credit card, phone number and IP if you can, and then you're good to go again ;)

    Good luck and don't worry.
     
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  6. Danishazizi

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    I really hope it should be like you said. But as i have been calling them and writing them for the last three weeks and everytime they are saying it will be opened in a day or two but at the end of the day my account is still limited. So i am just thinking of the possible solutions or ways to get back my money incase they close my account or take the money.
     
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    Are you really sure that they wont take my money? I can make a new account, that wont be a problem, i am just concerned about the money :(
     
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    I had the same problem, you have to contact with support.
     
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  9. youmakeme

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    Don't panic. At most they will lock your funds for six month (during this period of time earning them interest or they are using your money to reinvest into something else). That is the worse case scenario. Paypal was never intended to handle large amount of transaction. In future use a third party merchant account such as 2checkout or shopify (not merchant account but they have this service and accept bitcoins too)

    At the moment, there is really nothing that you can do apart from waiting. Hopefully Paypal will lift the limitation. but in the worse case scenario, be prepared to see your money in six months time.
     
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  10. okiedokie

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    Just call them and shout at them
    it works , once when my pp got limited i called them 16 times with diff nos
     
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    I had a similar problem with PayPal myself, I threatened that I would contact the financial regulator (here in Ireland) and hey presto! they returned my money. PayPal will hold your money if they think they can get away with it.

    I personally don't sell with PayPal, and advise many of my friends and clients to do the same, there are other better options available instead, stripe,2co, skrill etc.
     
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  12. Danishazizi

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    Yeah i have been calling them everyday and also writing them. Everytime they give the same answer that they will open it in a day or two. I guess i will wait for a week and if they dont open it i will just find a lawyer and file a case againts them.
     
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    Is it possible to SEND someone money from your limited Paypal account when the funds are released?