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Will Paypal hassle me for this?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by flow, Jan 31, 2009.

  1. flow

    flow Regular Member

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    I use Paypal for selling my Myspace private photo service, and it's come to my attention that some of the customers have been putting incriminating notes in the Paypal payment... ie

    $10 for this profile: 3900329 myspace pics, thanks.


    Will Paypal inquire about this? I could totally pass it off as something benign but I want to know if I should expect any beef from Paypal. Will they care?
     
  2. lifefzr

    lifefzr BANNED BANNED

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    Plimus.
     
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  3. flow

    flow Regular Member

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    Are you just suggesting I switch to Plimus to avoid the worry?
     
  4. topihitam

    topihitam Newbie

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    as far as i know paypal only care if someone raise a dispute. but we all know that paypal are more incline to buyers than sellers.
     
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  5. lewi

    lewi Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Ive found from person experience that sending them an email or phoning them prior to large sums of money coming in helps and also informing them of what its from and for.
     
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  6. robbie foster

    robbie foster BANNED BANNED

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    Don't bother them until they bother you, they won't forfeit your money rather they can only limit your account and then they will ask for id proofs, you submit them and they will uplift your limit.

    Regards
     
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  7. darbensblue

    darbensblue Newbie

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    Just in case it might be a good idea to let them know beforehand that the info they want should be sent to you directly via e-mail. In reality there's not much to worry about, since at this moment there is no real reason to warrant a closer look at your profile.

    As mentioned above, even if PayPal takes notice they will limit your account first and ask you to explain your side of the story, which shouldn't be all that hard. Best of luck.
     
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  8. FastSpring CEO

    FastSpring CEO Newbie

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    You may want to consider an alternative to PayPal that offers full service e-commerce as opposed to mainly the basics.

    I recently asked a few e-commerce clients and friends who had previously used PayPal to list any issues or limitations they experienced when using PayPal for their e-commerce, and you can see some of the issues that folks have run into:
    ?PayPal?s reporting is extremely limited.?
    ?Virtually impossible to use for serious businesses without extensive external code or a system to manage customer flow/cross/upsells.?
    ?You spend too much precious time on e-commerce tasks and way too little time on marketing and dev.?
    ?For business-to-business products, clients do not take you seriously as a potential supplier if PayPal is your main payment method.?
    ?No branding on PayPal order pages means fewer purchases! My order page needs to blend in with the rest of my site or too many people will bail on us?
    ?No fulfillment support?
    ?Tax responsibilities are on the client, ugh.?
    ?Huge problems with spam filters on PayPal ? we automatically send out logins once an order is processed yet a higher percentage is not received than is received.?
    ?They have virtually no fraud screening.?
    ?Their system is very clunky, as far as looking up orders, pulling reports, checking a history etc??
    ?PayPal heavily favors the purchaser not the vendor selling, as in chargebacks or disputes etc.?
    ?I don?t get notification of orders on a consistent basis, I have to login and check orders daily?
    ?We sell off multiple sites with the same PayPal account and the reporting to figure out which sites generated which sales is a nightmare?
    ?Lacks professionalism?
    ?Their UI stinks, it takes me a while to figure out how to do things in their system?
    ?I have heard too much about PayPal?s abuses to trust them. When I see something where the only payment option is PayPal, I select a different option: not buying.?
    ?No ability to offer upsells (at least that I can figure out)?

    While PayPal may be less expensive, it costs you more in other ways, and there's the tremendous opportunity cost of not using a full-service solution that helps you grow revenue with merchandising tools and handles all of the aspects of your store to avoid you're needing to do development work. One of the benefits being that you can focus on growing your business vs building an e-commerce infrastructure to support various initiatives that arise over time. Just my two cents, for what it's worth :)

    - Dan from FastSpring E-Commerce
     
  9. tomr08

    tomr08 Newbie

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    You should probably just call them and tell them what your doing.. I dont see why it would be aprob though