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Paypal made a huge mistake in my favor regarding a limitation on an account

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  1. lalalu2009

    lalalu2009 Newbie

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    So I was recently limited due to unauthorized access with paypal requesting Picture ID to unlimit me. My paypal has a fake name + age due to me being underage. After like a bit of considering what to do, Secondeye went on holiday and left me with nowhere to get picture id for my country. I looked at my options and decided to own up to paypal what the deal was and sent them an email explaining things. I was sent an email yesterday saying I would be reffered to the proper department and that they understood that I had used a fake name due to being underage. Today I woke up to an email saying my account was restored to regular standing with no further emails. Amazing.

    EDIT: DIdn't lose 2.1k FeelsGoodMan
     
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  2. Davey111111

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    Hahaha, that's awesome.

    A similar thing happened to me quite a few years back.

    I had tried to upgrade my account to a business account without having actually registered a business. They froze my account and funds until I would provide them with the correct documents proving that I do indeed own the business.

    So I phoned them up and got some chick on the other end (probably a blonde). I was like "Could you please just turn my account back into a personal account I don't have these documents."

    She was like, "Uhhh.. Yeah I don't know how. Let me just activate your account."

    And that's how little 13-14 year old me got a PayPal Business account back in the day.
     
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    Somewhere out there I have a paypal account with $200-$300 in it but it's locked :)

    My current account is invincible, haven't had a problem with paypal in years
     
  7. lalalu2009

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    I mean, Getting access to my 2.1k again Is good enough for me.
     
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    I would get that money out before someone finds out there was a mistake and relocks it down.
     
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  11. lalalu2009

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    30 hours later, still not relimited and all money has left my account so I feel good.
     
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    Yeah never underestimate the power of honesty, this is actually quite amazing :) I wouldn't post about it though or tell people about it, but whatever.
     
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    Misleading title but that's awesome that you got all the account and money back.
     
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    Great to hear, but this might be problem anytime soon, so just be careful, they might again limit your account.
     
  15. JTrussles

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    In my experience Paypal is actually very helpful with these things, glad to hear it got solved for you.
     
  16. lalalu2009

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    How is it misleading? It's quite obviously a mistake that they unlimit an account that I literally admitted has a fake name AND is owned by someone who is under 18. Letting someone whos underage keep an account is a mistake.
     
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    It's misleading by saying that they did something bad to you infact they returned your account back.
     
  18. lalalu2009

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    "
    Paypal made a huge mistake in my favor regarding a limitation on an account
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    Paypal made a huge mistake
    The mistake was in my favor
    As in, I had the favorable outcome from the mistake
    Not misleading, exactly as it should be.