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Protect My Information on Paypal

Discussion in 'Business & Tax Advice' started by Italian Hawk, Dec 6, 2009.

  1. Italian Hawk

    Italian Hawk Power Member

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    What do I need to do to protect my information when using Paypal. Down to the name. Is the only way to not have my name displayed to register a business and use that name in place of mine?

    I'm not scamming, if I were, I wouldn't be using a paypal linked to my bank. I am just dealing with people on a rather childish forum and wouldn't like to give them my true identity, just leave it at my pen name they know me by. Reasons similar to CN [not the forum I'm referring to being childish] and their trademark condom botting is a legitimate enough reason to want to keep my identity secret from the people I'll be getting money from.

    I would be willing to go through the process of registering a business, I've been meaning to do it anyways, but that also takes time and would delay the sale of the product in which I'd like to sell.

    If I were to go that route, what would I need to know about a business paypal? How does it work as opposed to my personal paypal? Can I mix the two, or does the business aspect require a business bank account or something? Sorry for the noob questions, I couldn't really find a thread specifying these answers. Instead of flaming me and telling me to use the search, you'd insult me more by actually providing a link to a thread specifically answering these questions (making me feel like a noob for missing it...).
     
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  2. Hoops4me

    Hoops4me Junior Member

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    I have similar questions about paypal privacy myself. I dont like all that personal onfo being out there.
     
  3. Italian Hawk

    Italian Hawk Power Member

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    Anybody have a clue? Looks like two of us have struggled to find an answer.
     
  4. MaxPowers

    MaxPowers Regular Member

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    I switched to a business name, but if I buy something, the seller still gets my contact info for "shipping", though it's always a digital product...