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Old January 23rd, 2013 (09:38 PM).
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Who else has experienced this? For those of you who don't know, PayPal sometimes deactivates sertain aspects of your account (limits access), for reasons ranging from a suspected security threat to a violation of their rules. You'll then be asked to complete a bunch of tasks online to have the situation reviewed and hopefully have the account unfrozen. Fortunately my most recent one was quick and easy: they just wanted me to change my password and send them something to prove that I was living where I said I was, I guess because something made them think that someone hacked my account. Some people don't get so lucky though and get dragged through the mud and have their accounts deactivated for a really long time. Anyone been through this?
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Old January 24th, 2013 (05:09 PM).
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Paypal's a horrible service and you should try to find an alternative as soon as possible. Just Google "Paypal sucks" or "Paypal horror stories" or whatever and you'll get more results than you know what to do with.
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Old January 24th, 2013 (07:00 PM).
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Yeah, I found all that stuff out after a six month ordeal with them. PayPal's convenient, but I wouldn't store my money there just because of the "limited account access" obsession over there. I wonder if PC's donation account has ever run into trouble?
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Old January 26th, 2013 (07:10 AM).
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*raises hand*

That same thing happened to me when I donated a bit of money towards PC. Immediately after, I received an email saying that my account is "under review" by random because my payment was fishy. I never saw anything fishy about the money I donated. Rukario and I worked it out on the same night, as well as I had to prove something that I am a legit buyer (phone call was sufficient lol) and the next day my account is back to normal.

Things like that just happen because paypal is just too paranoid about people's money. All I can say is don't fret, work it out with the person receiving the money and make sure the person works it out with paypal to make sure that your payment is legit. I have a feeling that it's paypal's end that sends out those "random" security notices.
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That happened to me before and I just had to scan and send a few documents. It's not really a big deal.
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Old February 10th, 2013 (07:42 AM).
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I had that happened to me once. Wasn't too bad; otherwise, everything's fine with me.
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Old February 10th, 2013 (09:19 AM).
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I've never had this issue, but then, I've only bought with them, never sold.
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Paypal's a horrible service and you should try to find an alternative as soon as possible. Just Google "Paypal sucks" or "Paypal horror stories" or whatever and you'll get more results than you know what to do with.
Paypal does suck though. I do buy from what people would refer to as "those shady Chinese sites" after doing my homework, but Paypal is trying to prevent them from selling by closing accounts related with those types of sites.
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