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.