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temporary hold on paypal

Discussion in 'Ebay' started by mcad0388, Apr 2, 2009.

  1. mcad0388

    mcad0388 Registered Member

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    I have been experimenting with dropshipping and paypal just gave me a temorary hold on a few things.

    What steps can I take to decrease my fraud risk when accepting payments?

    Watch for address inconsistencies.
    Although it's fairly common for a shipping address to be different than a billing address, this could be a fraud indicator. For example, a high priced item that has a billing address in one country and a shipping address in another may be suspicious.
    this is whats comes up when I go into the claim

    Beware of unusual buyer requests.
    Unusual requests should put you on alert to suspicious activity. For example, buyers who:

    * Want a rush shipment at any cost
    * Send partial payments from different PayPal accounts
    * Do not make their payment in full

    What is a temporary hold?

    While a transaction is being investigated, the funds associated with it may be temporarily held. This means that they are not eligible for withdrawal until the investigation is closed.
     
  2. mcjerjer

    mcjerjer BANNED BANNED

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    do you mean your funds are pending?

    If so, just refund the person $1 and the hold pending payment will vanish
     
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  3. mcad0388

    mcad0388 Registered Member

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    no i think my account is limited or something. I just got this email

    Thank you for contacting PayPal. My name is Joaquim Raphael. I
    understand that this is with regards to the account limitation , don't
    worry, I'll make sure your concern is addressed quickly.

    We determined someone has tried to access your PayPal account without
    your permission. For your protection, we have limited your account
    access.

    To restore your account access:

    1. Go to the PayPal website and log in to your account.
    2. Click "Resolution Center" at the top of the page.
    3. Complete the steps in the Resolution Center.

    The Resolution Center will also provide all of the information that
    PayPal used to make its decision to limit your account access. After
    reviewing your account information, you have questions regarding your
    account access, please contact PayPal by clicking "Contact Us" on any
    PayPal webpage.
     
  4. justone

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    > do not connect to your paypal acc using proxies <
    In case you did that (accidentially?) it is a common reason for limitations.
     
  5. virus_1720

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    just send $1 to the buyer and your pending status will go away
     
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    romeo216 BANNED BANNED

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    Maybe you should get a merchant account to eliminate the paypal drama.
     
  7. mimier

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    do $1 refund or changing password will clear the problem? iam concern about fraudity on paypal. since i used them regularly.
     
  8. mcad0388

    mcad0388 Registered Member

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    I called a couple times they fixed everything. First thing I did was transfer the money to my bank account
     
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    might not be what the thread starter needs but its informative to most who use gaypal

    blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/blackhat-lounge/70113-gaypal.html
     
  10. tonlilaz

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    paypal is against dropshipping.....they told me this over the phone.

    dropshipping isn't against their tos...but if they catch you they will terminate your account.

    don't bother w/them

     
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    if you are dropshipping make sure you provide tracking information to ebay and paypal asap. Ive been doing it for a while and haven't experienced any problems.
     
  12. spikyy

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    Paypal is always is suspicious about any transfer and they limit lots of accounts.
     
  13. weedbreath

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    Very true and especially if you have not verified the account.
     
  14. primanz

    primanz Newbie

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    This post has been very helpful, the refunding 1 dollar tactic has worked like a charm. also if a buyer pays by echeck the payment is not held.
     
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    it amazes me how these large companies such as rapidshare use paypal, they cant be limiting there accounts. I suppose having a merchant account would be different ?
     
  16. weedbreath

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    I'm sure companies like rapidshare use paypal because it allows them to receive business from people that don't have credit cards.