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Paypal limited my account and wants my Social Security #

Discussion in 'Ebay' started by BradInPhx, Jun 4, 2011.

  1. BradInPhx

    BradInPhx Newbie

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    Hey all, this is my first post here and I hope I can get this figured out!

    A while ago when I was like 16 or 17 (I'm 23 now) I was dealing with selling Video Game Virtual items. I ended up quitting and selling my entire video game account for like 1500$ on ebay. The buyer turned around and got his money back/scammed me about 2 months later. My paypal account was frozen. My SS# is tied up with that account.

    About a 2 Years ago I started a new eBay account and Paypal using my Middle and last name as my full name, I had moved out, had a new phone number basically I was set.

    Been selling on eBay actively for the past year, buying and flipping cell phones. No problems. I opened up a business bank account and also have a paypal debit card which I have had for over a year.

    I log in the other day and it says I need to give them my SS# and provide copy of drivers license and utility bill. If I dont do this within 15 days (I have 9 left now) I will lose the account.

    I photoshopped my drivers license, printed out and faxed. I photoshopped my utility bill and faxed as well.

    If I provide my real social they will link me to my old account and I will lose everything.

    Is there any way to get around this? I have an EIN# if that helps.


    If I can't get around this, can my girlfriend create a paypal in her name and link it with my eBay account?

    I just don't want to lose my eBay account because I have 90+ feedbacks, top rated and power seller right now.


    Any help is appreciated!
     
  2. kPybus

    kPybus Regular Member

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    Better marry her first. :eek: It would suck even more to build up a nice paypal account yet again and then you two break up and you lose it all! lol.

    As far as the SS# goes, why not just switch it to a business account if you have a EIN and see if they will take it instead of a SS#? May work. I've never had any problems (yet) so I can't say for sure.
     
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    truest thing i've heard in my entire life
     
  4. zebrahat

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    PP may or may not close your new account if they get a SSN#, but it is a real possibility. If you are able to change your account to a business account, the EIN may work, but additional business docs may be required. EINs will NOT work on personal or premium level accounts.

    Yes, the idea of changing the paypal email to a friend's for your eBay account should work (I have done this myself with eBay successfully). It might be better not to associate it with a paypal account anyway, so both accounts don't go down when there's a problem.
     
  5. BradInPhx

    BradInPhx Newbie

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    Thanks for the quick responses.

    GF trust issue isnt a problem.

    The account is already a business account, they said they need a social security # no matter what, EIN wont work.


    So if she creates a new account eBay wont go down when I start accepting payments on her account?
     
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    lol, you made my day :)
     
  7. zebrahat

    zebrahat Elite Member

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    You can also try the "verified paypal" (that includes verified SSN and utility info) offered by some vendors like vccandbank.com (haven't used them yet, can't vouch if they are for real).
     
  8. eBayMafia

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    Change the last four digits of your social, you might have hit the "$10,000 mark when they start reporting your past transactions to the IRS" - which they don't actually do to everyone. (I have discovered that once you reach $70k a year, then they actually look your information up) and because you are young they won't be able to cross reference your info with [data mining company I can't remember the name of]. If it doesn't work online, call in and speak to someone and tell them the last four digits (which are now changed) and tell them thats what it is, no matter what. Might take a couple tries, and remember, the first couple people you speak to won't have any authority whatsoever.

    Next step: get an actual merchant account, several accept PayPal now.
     
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    eBayMafia BANNED BANNED

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    Also, I want to say this: PayPal is now a financial institution in Luxembourg and doesn't need your social other than to cross reference data. (I've checked with attorneys) I have had success by calling PayPal and telling them that I won't provide my social, making up a story about how my Social Security number has been stolen before, and would much prefer my EIN be on file. You Must speak with a supervisor, and they will likely be the fourth or fifth person you speak with. I've been on hold for 4 hours before.

    PayPal has no way to validate anything.
     
  10. dima054

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    Fuck paypal. 450$ are gone, and +100 till +300 daily income from ebay. FUCK GAYPAL. Thinking about building shady network of accs to fuck up ebay...
     
  11. poola

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    I stopped Ebay and Paypal business after I lost over £3000 to a Chinese scammer. Paypal awarded the dispute to him upon all the evidence I supplied to them.

    About Ebay business, I believe that the best online business is the one you have full control of and that can only be possible by having your own ecommerce website. Traffic may be a problem at first but determination always win. When I was selling on ebay, many sellers use ebay vero programme to tag their competitors products as fake and ebay would remove the listing. I do not want any person to control when I can sell my products and cause unnecessary frustration to me.

    My advice to you is to give paypal what they want and keep your fingers crossed. I do not believe in playing smart in this type of situation because the lie you tell today will still come back tomorrow to hurt you.

    Goodluck