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Postby Ratfacedudeguy » Fri Jun 29, 2012 12:22 am

Probably not. My friend who I mentioned once knew a guy who opened an account in has father's name, SSN, etc after being banned and they shut down the new account within 24 hours.
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Postby DavidNY » Fri Jun 29, 2012 9:11 am

Paypal has never asked me for a SSN.

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Postby Ratfacedudeguy » Fri Jun 29, 2012 10:27 am

So what do you suggest? Opening the account under a pseudonym and a different address and bank account? It just seems like such a hassle that would still leave me walking on eggshells...
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Postby @fia » Wed Jul 11, 2012 2:15 am

I definitely agree with DavidNY, why don't you open up a new account and provide a different bank account. It's a lot more easier than to communicate with paypal.

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Postby Ratfacedudeguy » Sun Jul 15, 2012 9:15 pm

UPDATE: Today is the 46th day since my last sale. I called PayPal this morning and after some mild resistance, the rep authorized my early withdrawal of funds. So today effectively closes my PayPal chapter. Good riddance.
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Postby MemberSince99 » Mon Jul 16, 2012 3:34 pm

@fia wrote:I definitely agree with DavidNY, why don't you open up a new account and provide a different bank account. It's a lot more easier than to communicate with paypal.


If they screwed him over once what's to stop them from doing it again? It's not that he couldn't do that, it's would it be really a good thing to do? He might end up back in the same position or a worse one.

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Postby MemberSince99 » Mon Jul 16, 2012 3:37 pm

Good for you. I agree avoid them like the plague. They didn't do that to me but then I wasn't selling things only buying so they couldn't. But they screwed me plenty as it was, even as the buyer you can get ripped off if it's done right though clearly they are much worse to sellers. I closed them when I closed my Paypal Mastercard (GE backed) and I haven't looked back. I would not want to deal with them again. Capital One CS is pure joy to talk with compared to dealing with Paypal.

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Postby StartingOver » Wed Aug 01, 2012 3:40 am

I have never been asked for my SSN for a Paypal account as both a buyer and seller. I had an account shut down by PayPal after a dispute with a seller. The outcome of the dispute was ridiculous and I ended up doing a charge back through my credit card company. PayPal didn't like that and after my account was credited they closed it. I just used another account to open a new PayPal account.

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Postby ForumPheen » Wed May 22, 2013 1:52 am

Old thread, but OP and anyone else in similar situation should look into Bonanza. Reputable online site that mirrors Ebay, but isn't Evilbay and doesn't hit you with ridiculous fees and bogus "buyer-is-always-right-can't-leave-bad-feedback" guarantees.

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Postby MemberSince99 » Wed May 22, 2013 8:32 pm

I'm not sure why after Paypal held you down while someone screwed you, that anyone would WANT to open a new account with them? I wouldn't touch them if they paid me. They wanted me to link my bank account, I was like no way, positively NO WAY IN HELL am I doing that.

As far as Evilbay goes I found I got screwed both as a buyer and as a seller, far too many times. People would come up with bogus reasons to chisel money out of you, and send you junk that didn't work, you name it.

It's a good concept, and there are some really honest and decent people there, it's just the scammers basically ruin the whole thing because after a while you get sick of getting screwed.



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