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Super worried, Opened fake Paypal and got email "account is limited". Please Help

Discussion in 'Ebay' started by Labadoux, Jul 4, 2013.

  1. Labadoux

    Labadoux Newbie

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    So I made a huge mistake the other day as I signed up for a new Paypal account using random information i found on the internet.(Big mistake #1...) The reason I wanted to make an anonymous Paypal account was because I was going to make a purchase from a website i didnt fully trust. I was going to buy virtual items for an online game and the website selling the items looked a little fishy but had really good prices. I didnt want this website to have any of my real Paypal info so I just planned on using a prepaid card so none of my identifying information would exposed in case I was to get scammed and never receive my items. Im not sure what someone can do with your Paypal information and I just wanted the whole thing to be private. It explained on the website they send you an email after they get payment confirmation and the email contained login information for an online profile. After you sign on to that profile you would find the items you purchased and you have to transfer them to your profile. I was planning on purchasing a small amount from the website to test it out and see if it was legit. Afterwards I was going to cancel the Paypal account I made and use my real one because I would not want to keep buying new prepaid cards.

    I had troubles registering my card so i decided to give up on the whole fiasco and never went back to Paypal to finish verifying. (Huge waste of time...) Here is where I made another huge mistake...I was using a proxy service when I signed up for Paypal. The proxy service I used displayed an IP address that did not match the location I used when signing up for Paypal. The next day after creating the account I receive an email saying "We need to confirm some of your account information. Please update your profile with your current address and provide some documentation to help confirm your identity"
    Case ID Number: PP-XXX-XXX-XXX-XXX (This scares me....!)

    I went in to try and delete the account and as im sure you all know, you cannot cancel an account that is limited. (Of course...) It is asking me for the following documents to be faxed or emailed:
    Photo ID
    Proof of Address
    Confirm Social Security number

    I obviously dont have any of these documents and do NOT want to produce fake documents. I also cant change the information so it matches my real info and send them real documents because I already have a Paypal account and it would conflict with that one. As it stands right now there is no transaction history and there has never been any activity on the account. The account currently has a $0.00 balance so obviously I have no desire to proceed in verifying it. Was what I did illegal? I never actually moved any form of money through the account. At first I was just going to ignore the account and hope it expired after a certain amount of time but I am getting really worried because I read somewhere else that someone had an account in "limited standing" for like 5 years. So it doesn't appear Paypal is going to delete the account on their own, even if there is no activity. Since there was no activity on the account will Paypal even attempt to discover who created the profile? Will it sit in Paypal limbo until the death of Paypal? Or is there someone out there screening accounts every few months who will notice a failure to produce the right documents? (Unlikely, as Paypal has over 70 million users, but not impossible) The email address I used when signing up for Paypal has only been logged into using my proxy. Same with Paypal. (Not sure if that helps)
    I apologize for the lengthy post and I really appreciate your reading of this post. I really hope someone has some advice on what to do in this situation.
     
  2. osnapitzari.labs

    osnapitzari.labs Newbie

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    The account will most likely just sit there and rot.

    My advice is to just drop the account and forget about it. Focus on your real account and be sure that your real account isn't going to get limited.

    Since your real account hasn't become limited just drop the fake account for good. You got lucky because Paypal is really good at limitin fake and real accounts together.
     
  3. Labadoux

    Labadoux Newbie

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    Thanks for the speedy response labs. ^.^
    Im crossing my fingers it rots away instead of hanging around rotting but either way is fine with me. Lol
    Ya my real account doesn't need verification but im honestly just going to avoid Paypal altogether and stop logging into both the accounts. Im sure ill get an email if something goes wrong but lets just hope it goes noticed! I don't use paypal all that often and there are usually other means of payment available. It will give me an excuse to spend my bitcoin for a while. xD

    Any more input is welcome
    Cheers
     
  4. heeh3212

    heeh3212 Newbie

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    Hey!!! The exact same thing happened to me!! I mean like exactly word for word.. I solved this 3 days ago.. I contacted the support and they asked to call them. And they deleted the paypal account.
     
  5. spider7

    spider7 Regular Member

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    Ah....i wouldn't loose sleep over this one Mate. Trust me---paypal and the Feds have bigger things to do than waste them time on an in-active Fake account (shit...i bet they get thousands of these A DAY).

    :D

    Move on...no worries. You're just being a little paranoid (but its good to talk about these things with Friends...otherwise THE MIND plays tricks on you).

    So don't give this one second thought.

    Drown out the neg thoughts with positive thoughts....THIS IS THE SECRET TO LIFE!

    Regards
     
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  6. Labadoux

    Labadoux Newbie

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    Interesting. Who did they ask to call? Little more detail about your situation? That seems pretty easy but did you call from a payphone or a disposable?
    I dont think I wanna call with my personal phone or anything but I think ill try that.
    Thanks for the response!
     
  7. Labadoux

    Labadoux Newbie

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    Haha. Right On spider7!
    Thats what initially thought is that it would just be a waste of time for anyone to bother with it because it is in fact in-active. I kinda figured there would be other people out there registering with information that is not 100% there's because well, who wants there information sitting anywhere on the internet? I'm not sure about thousands a day...xD but they must get enough that its overlooked until it becomes a bigger problem or something.

    I dont think I really even need to contact them cause that would actually give them an excuse to look into it after all.

    I think im gonna sit on it for a bit and call them on a burner for a last resort.

    Really appreciate the help!
    I agree always help to talk things out I!
    Really wasnt trying to break the law or anything. Lol but Pyapal aint gonna know that
    XD
     
  8. PandaDomo

    PandaDomo Senior Member

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    Don't worry about it, nothing will happen.

    I actually owed PayPal $150 (some scammers charged me back on virtual goods) for about a year and I just left the account sitting there the entire time. They send e-mails which get kind of annoying, but after awhile they'll just give up and close your account.

    People claim that they send bailiffs and whatnot to your house if you have negative balance, but that actually only happens if you owe a large sum (at least a few thousand). If it's only a few hundred, they USUALLY won't care as much and they won't really take much action.
     
  9. aman111

    aman111 Regular Member

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    There is nothing to worry about. Just relax and never log on to that account again. :)
     
  10. unclemike

    unclemike BANNED BANNED

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    First off people cannot do anything with your PayPal information besides send Spam to the email on the account or phishing emails.
    Next you do not need to worry about the account. Let it sit and become inactive.

    Next time if you ever want to go stealth then their are procedures to follow in order to not limit your account.
    But just for the purposes you mentioned your real PayPal account should work just fine.

    Cheers,
    Unclemike
     
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  12. DougG79

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    Remove it from your computer and delete that user name etc. Next time use a new user account, dont use the same ip address or it will get banned also. Move on, 1000s of paypals get limited a day like clockwork.