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PayPal called me

This was the last thing I expected but a representative from PayPal called me, “for security reasons” she said. What, she thinks that I am a terrorist?

Anyway, although at first she addressed me as “Mr Juferi” (hello, that’s my father lah, not me), she was on the whole very nice to deal with. She asked me about whether I did some transactions (I said yes, I did) and I gave her the websites that uses PayPal for business transactions. Apparently she was satisfied with the answers I gave and so she thanked me and hung up. Not a bad service, but I wondered why is it only now they are making calls to me? Why was it that when my PayPal account was limited a few months back, they never even bothered contacting me, let alone drop a personal e-mail notice?

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45 Comments

  1. Kitkat
    Kitkat November 29, 2007

    Pretty girl from Paypal called you? 🙂 I guess that’s just a random check.

  2. Angela
    Angela November 30, 2007

    That’s great that PayPal worked with you so well. I’ve heard good things about them, and I’ve heard bad. I’ve always been happy with their service and I know they work hard to ensure everyone’s security. They have a great reputation to keep. 🙂

  3. vijay
    vijay August 24, 2009

    Thats great you got a call from paypal

  4. ????? ????
    ????? ???? March 21, 2010

    Yes, This is a random check, the same happened to me, they called me to ask about transactions if i did them, this is a good thing, by using this method they can prevent some stealing.

  5. john
    john April 3, 2010

    I have been using paypal for years, I havent gotten a call like this but it is nice to know that they are taking sctions to prevent fraudulent activity.

  6. Juice Maker
    Juice Maker June 7, 2010

    This is a random check from Paypal :)))

  7. Steve
    Steve October 27, 2010

    Its quite normal to be called by Paypal, as an extra precaution, don’t give away any details though.

  8. Orbit
    Orbit July 21, 2012

    Like, if you don’t have a credit card or bank account number on it. I made a payment this morning without having either on mine, yet the payment went through. How did I just make this payment?

  9. josh12rox
    josh12rox July 23, 2012

    Like, if you don’t have a credit card or bank account number on it. I made a payment this morning without having either on mine, yet the payment went through. How did I just make this payment?

  10. jdubdoubleu7704
    jdubdoubleu7704 July 25, 2012

    I’ve had all my credit cards, all different types and from different banks, rejected by PayPal. Friends have told me they’ve had the same thing happen to them. I called PayPal, they were no help at all and wouldn’t tell me anything about their verification process so I’m left not knowing why I can’t add a card.

    Any ideas?
    Thanks Kool B & steroids but I should have specified: I was hoping for answers from people who aren’t retarded

    Pilot: It’s not a “bogus site”: PayPal’s (pathetic) customer service acknowledge the transaction, but they won’t give me any information about why they “can’t verify”

  11. Ev dog
    Ev dog July 25, 2012

    I was sent money on paypal (as a gift) and the sender marked it as an unauthorized transaction. Will paypal investigate that the IP addresses didn’t change and it was in fact an authorized transaction? Or am I screwed out of the money?

  12. Ev dog
    Ev dog July 26, 2012

    I scammed someone on paypal and now i feel bad. I scammed 60$ from him and he called paypal, what can this guy do to me

  13. Ed D
    Ed D July 26, 2012

    how safe is it? can i confidently put my bank account number on my account? have there ever been any instances where there have been frauds with paypal? please tell me if i should trust this site

  14. che-che
    che-che August 1, 2012

    Hi. A few months ago, I paid about $330 for a phone from fastcardtech.com. After it said “payment not received” 2 weeks later, I told paypal that I needed a refund. Paypal gave them 2 weeks to reply, and when they didn’t, they said they’d refund my money. Suddenly, I was told that Paypal successfully refunded $0 to me. They said the seller had no money in his account, and that it’s against privacy laws to pull money out of his bank account. I contacted fastcardtech, and they told me paypal never allowed the funds to clear. So, seeing that neither paypal nor fastcardtech were going to pay me back, I did a chargeback. Everything was ok. Now, two months later, I got a collections call from NCO (a paypal company). What are my legal options. I don’t want my credit rating to be ruined due to Paypal lying about their “no fraud” promise (apparently, they told me that by that they mean I’m only protected *if* the frauder has money in their accounts). What ticks me off is that even after paypal admitted that I was frauded, they are going after me with collections instead of the “seller.” If there are any people familiar with legal stuff or work/worked for paypal, I’d appreciate this. I understand they won’t sue me since they don’t have a case, but I don’t want this being on my credit report for 7 years, and I don’t want a ruined credit rating. Thanks!

  15. Melanie
    Melanie August 1, 2012

    It has been 9 days and I have two echecks that haven’t cleared.The funds are available so there’s no problem there. I called paypal customer service twice and both times they told me it would be a few days, they were experiencing technical difficulties, but talking to others it seems that this is just how long it takes.

    Just a few minutes ago I logged in to check the status to see if maybe they had finally cleared, but the uncleared transactions had disappeared completely while my other transactions were still there, why is that?

    Anyone else have problems like this?

  16. Andrew S
    Andrew S August 7, 2012

    I am a teenager and I just made a paypal account and I don’t have a bank account or a credit card. I have a website that gives free money and I have enough money to redeem it on paypal. I want to use paypal to buy things from ebay but to do that I have to verify my paypal account. Is their anyway to verify it without having a bank or credit card. I need it really badly please help me out.

  17. callofduty5123412
    callofduty5123412 August 8, 2012

    What is paypal exactly??? I got $100 gift card for christmas and I wanted to buy victoria secret exclusive clothing off of ebay. The girl that is selling it says she excepts paypal. But what is paypal? Can I use my gift card through paypal?

  18. Patrick
    Patrick August 11, 2012

    I’ve had all my credit cards, all different types and from different banks, rejected by PayPal. Friends have told me they’ve had the same thing happen to them. I called PayPal, they were no help at all and wouldn’t tell me anything about their verification process so I’m left not knowing why I can’t add a card.

    Any ideas?
    Thanks Kool B & steroids but I should have specified: I was hoping for answers from people who aren’t retarded

    Pilot: It’s not a “bogus site”: PayPal’s (pathetic) customer service acknowledge the transaction, but they won’t give me any information about why they “can’t verify”

  19. thinkthought
    thinkthought August 22, 2012

    I’ve had all my credit cards, all different types and from different banks, rejected by PayPal. Friends have told me they’ve had the same thing happen to them. I called PayPal, they were no help at all and wouldn’t tell me anything about their verification process so I’m left not knowing why I can’t add a card.

    Any ideas?
    Thanks Kool B & steroids but I should have specified: I was hoping for answers from people who aren’t retarded

    Pilot: It’s not a “bogus site”: PayPal’s (pathetic) customer service acknowledge the transaction, but they won’t give me any information about why they “can’t verify”

  20. PillowMan1234
    PillowMan1234 August 27, 2012

    Like, if you don’t have a credit card or bank account number on it. I made a payment this morning without having either on mine, yet the payment went through. How did I just make this payment?

  21. whites are not the only racists
    whites are not the only racists September 6, 2012

    I swore I changed the email when I was selling an item on ebay to my current email. I was wrong. Now the seller sent the money to my old address that I can’t get to. What do I do? Can I call paypal and have them sort it out? Or is there away for my to get the buyers email so I can send them an invoice?

  22. RxP DarkBox
    RxP DarkBox September 6, 2012

    Well i tried to add a bank account then I put in the 2 small deposit numbers that paypal added to my bank account and apparently they were incorrect and now my paypal is limited and has been limited since the 10th of this month ( December ), I was wondering should i try to add the bank account again or what, ,i dont want to call paypal, please help
    I still have money on my account i cannot make another one i need my money

  23. Chester
    Chester September 6, 2012

    Both my buyer and I are very frustrated with this. She sent the money and paypal is holding it. We have already called paypal asking for help and we get nothing. What else is there to do?
    But there is nothing to ship. It’s a service. Paypal had told me the money was being held because it wasn’t sure the buyer was the actual buyer. Now the buyers account has returned to normal, and I still don’t have my money. Paypal hasn’t listened to us what so ever when we called.

  24. Daniel
    Daniel September 9, 2012

    its like somthing like, sweeper? and it puts money thats been sitting in my paypal for a long time back into my bank acc? i think thats it, anyways how do i turn that off?

  25. Salam
    Salam September 9, 2012

    Whenever I call, there are several options…each one leads me to an automated message about how to handle my problem. They don’t ever help, so I was wondering if anyone had an idea of what to do.

  26. Jeremy Xargor is my gamertag
    Jeremy Xargor is my gamertag September 10, 2012

    I was sent money on paypal (as a gift) and the sender marked it as an unauthorized transaction. Will paypal investigate that the IP addresses didn’t change and it was in fact an authorized transaction? Or am I screwed out of the money?

  27. Ryan Dunn
    Ryan Dunn September 11, 2012

    My husband sold something on ebay. The buyer requested a refund, however nothing was wrong with the item what so ever. To make a long story short, the buyer filed a claim and Paypal placed a hold on my account for -360. I have no money in my Paypal at this time.

    If Paypal favors with the buyer,will Paypal automatically withdraw the funds from my Checking Account without my permission?

  28. Roflcopter
    Roflcopter September 15, 2012

    I had a paypal account for a lil under 3 years and I’ve only used it once for someone to transfer money to me and then after I got that I transferd it to my bank. After that I never used it again. So today I needed to log on and check something and I noticed my account is locked.

    So I call PayPal and they said that I’m -74 dollars. And I have no idea how that happened, and gived me a special phone number to call.

    What do you think will happen? Am I going to have to pay that 74 dollars? Am I going to get in trouble? Just need information on this so I’m not so new to this.

    Thanks!

  29. lets roll
    lets roll September 16, 2012

    I have found that when calling Paypal regarding my Master Card, they have said on two occasions that the interest rate is “Non Negotiable.” I told them that this time, I am transferring my balance and closing that account. I would like some feedback on this decision and if there is another option to twist their arm.

  30. jdfan
    jdfan September 19, 2012

    I logged onto my paypal today and it said I requested a transfer from my bank account to my paypal of $500 which I did not do. I do not have that much money in my bank account. I called paypal they said they can’t cancel it. Will it just transfer whatever I have in my bank account or will it overdraft me? what should I do?

  31. Hayden
    Hayden September 20, 2012

    Here is the question, please don’t read more into it than I am asking, kindly.

    If I pay a large payment via paypal(couple thousand), then how long does it take for the receiver to access it. Does Paypal have a definite end time that it WILL be there/available/accessible?

    Sincere input is appreciated. Thanks!

  32. Michael C
    Michael C September 21, 2012

    I sent in a support request to Paypal about adding a Vanilla Mastercard to my account. I failed to enter the EXPUSE number 3 times (go me -.-), and I sent a support ticket or something to them. The form had two boxes, “question” and “additional information”. I said in the ticket to contact me through e-mail, but I’m not sure if they will.

    Anyways, I can’t be called during the day. Do they call your house after sending in one of these, or do they mail you, or what?

  33. Michael K
    Michael K September 22, 2012

    i had my account limited because i needed to change my name. Paypal has limited my account and can i call them to have it unlimited?

  34. Jerosh Nagulachandran
    Jerosh Nagulachandran September 22, 2012

    Should I call paypal and let them know?
    I was ripped off and item wont be paid for. I found out the kid is using paypal without parent consent.

  35. David
    David October 3, 2012

    I have a paypal account and I would like to withdraw my balance in it without adding in my bank account. I tried requesting a check but it says i should add in a bank account or a confirmed address. I only use one credit card and i receive the bill through p.o. box and i do not plan on changing the billing address. I tried calling paypal but i can’t get through the operator. a machine asks for the phone number connected to my account and after i enter it the call gets cut off. I am beginning to hate paypal. They also asks for a confirmed address but i do not have a credit card that is addressed at home. only po boxes. Do you guys know what i could do to get my money from paypal?

  36. Zack Faria
    Zack Faria October 8, 2012

    I’ve just bought something on ebay that I can’t afford to pay for until tomorrow (when I get paid.) What I want to know is whether paypal takes longer than say 6-7 hours to take the money from your account. As if it does I can pay for it now without going overdrawn. Does anyone know how long paypal takes to make payments?

  37. Praveen
    Praveen October 21, 2012

    I sent money from paypal to a bank account, and it says transaction finished.. but that it still may take up to 4 days till the money will show up on the bank account.
    I really need the money to be on the account BEFORE Sunday.. may calling paypal or the bank make that possible for me?

  38. Lasagna delivery guy
    Lasagna delivery guy October 22, 2012

    I’m planning to make some money online and I will use Paypal to get the money I earn. After saving some money, I’ll use it to buy something online..

    Is it okay?
    Are there any disadvantages?
    Is there a way I can get my money from Paypal without using a bank account?

    Thanks for your answers.

  39. Gage
    Gage October 25, 2012

    I had made a paypal account from paypal site giving only my home address and e-mail address.But they are not telling clearly how to credit money to that account and withdraw from that account.Will anyone explain all those procedures in PayPal system simple terms please.I dont have a credit card or neither want to take one.

  40. ttocs
    ttocs October 25, 2012

    I’ve had all my credit cards, all different types and from different banks, rejected by PayPal. Friends have told me they’ve had the same thing happen to them. I called PayPal, they were no help at all and wouldn’t tell me anything about their verification process so I’m left not knowing why I can’t add a card.

    Any ideas?
    Thanks Kool B & steroids but I should have specified: I was hoping for answers from people who aren’t retarded

    Pilot: It’s not a “bogus site”: PayPal’s (pathetic) customer service acknowledge the transaction, but they won’t give me any information about why they “can’t verify”

  41. airdogspace2
    airdogspace2 October 26, 2012

    Example. Okay say i want to buy something that cost $15. My Paypal balance is $10 and I want to pay the rest on my credit card. Would Paypal automatically use up all of the paypal balance and then pay the rest with the card? HELP how do I combine the money?
    Ed Fox that does not answer my question and also i was paid by ebay to my paypal account.

  42. Matt
    Matt November 6, 2012

    Well, I have a 1 dollar amount even from Paypal and I don’t know where it came from and I think it might be the two small deposits. There is a help link that says if you only receive one deposit because your bank linked them together then click this form. But I tried clicking on the link several times and it goes to the paypal logon page and I can’t find the form! What is this $1.00 and where can I find the form?

  43. Elijah luv
    Elijah luv November 16, 2012

    I have my card assigned to a paypal account that I no longer know the account email or password to.
    I have made a new paypal account and I want to use this card but I can’t because it’s already on another paypal account! Any ideas?

  44. Sergeant Pickle
    Sergeant Pickle November 20, 2012

    When I buy things off ebay and pay using paypal, it automatically takes the money out of my bank account even though I have enough money in my paypal balance. How do I pay using the money in my balance??? Please help 🙂

  45. Lasagna delivery guy
    Lasagna delivery guy November 22, 2012

    I don’t plan on buying using the account, and I don’t havea credit card. If I make an account, will PayPal only charge me 2.9% and $0.30 when I receive money, or will it withdraw that from my bank account even if I do not receive anything into the account?

    Also, once I get money into it, how do I transfer PayPal money into my bank account?

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