Paypal wants more information than previously

Discussion in 'Stolen Radios, Scams and Rip-Offs' started by WA3LKN, Apr 22, 2019.

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  1. WA3LKN

    WA3LKN Ham Member QRZ Page

    And BTW, the call center person indicated the next time I sell something and get a paypal balance the request for additional info request will pop again

    And I'll ignore it again.
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  2. KA9MOT

    KA9MOT Ham Member QRZ Page

    This. The IRS now requires PayPal to report more than 200 transactions or $20,000. They require this information for the 1099 Tax Form they will allow you to download because the IRS wants it's money.

    PayPal thinks your account is a business account.
  3. KA9MOT

    KA9MOT Ham Member QRZ Page

  4. KA9MOT

    KA9MOT Ham Member QRZ Page

    Because you checked the box that told them too. Call PayPal, they'll tell you how to fix it. That is so much easier than thinking PayPal is taking advantage of you and posting things on the internet that weren't PayPal's fault.
    I'm on the phone with PayPal several times a year...the results of those phone calls is always satisfactory.
  5. KS2G

    KS2G Subscriber QRZ Page

    Change your payment preferences as follows:

    Log into your Paypal account and click on "cog wheel" icon in the top right corner to go to your Profile page.
    Click on the Payments tab.
    Click on Your Preferred Way To Pay.
    Scroll down and click on On Line Purchases.
    Change your preference to Your Paypal Balance.

    Done! ;)
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  6. KS2G

    KS2G Subscriber QRZ Page

    Are you sure you didn't provide PP with your SS# when you established your account?

    Go to your Paypal profile page ... by clicking the "cog wheel" icon on the opening page.

    When I do that, one of the items on my profile page is SS# ... which --along with all the other information there-- I must have provided when I established my PP account.

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  7. K4AGO

    K4AGO Ham Member QRZ Page

    This is fake. Not from PayPal.
  8. AJ4GQ

    AJ4GQ Ham Member QRZ Page

    Yes, I just had the same experience today. My previous purchases and "send money for goods and services" transactions had defaulted to my PP Mastercard because that's how I had it set up. My funds for my transaction today were taken from my linked checking account, there was no option for me to make a different choice during the transaction, and there was nothing that indicated the funding source until after the transaction was completed. I went back into my account and, lo and behold, PayPal apparently changed the funding source and, contrary to KA9MOT's statement in Post #24, "Because you checked the box that told them too". No, I did not do so. I immediately changed it back, of course. This has nothing to do with the SSN issue as my PP Profile already has my SSN on it which I assume I provided when I opened the account many years ago.
    PayPal seems to be doing its best to annoy its customers and they're succeeding at it.
  9. AJ4GQ

    AJ4GQ Ham Member QRZ Page

    Several posts in this thread indicate the message did in fact come from PayPal.
    Last edited: Apr 29, 2019
  10. WA3LKN

    WA3LKN Ham Member QRZ Page

    Thanks for corroborating the actions I experienced.
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