PayPal Locks Customer Account With $3,000 for 180 Days With No Reason
As a user writes on Reddit, his PayPal business account was arbitrarily blocked for 180 days with a credit of $3,000 and without reason. This is all the more tragic since this happens in the middle of the global lockdown and many people have to struggle with money constraints. It is not proven whether this story is correct. But the process and the descriptions seem to be coherent.
As the indignant PayPal customer writes, his PayPal account was fully verified. The receipt of money was also made via legal invoice:
“In a time where the majority of population is struggling with money, these thieves are able to lock funds just like this, potentially leaving people without anything. The funds came in my company’s fully verified account from 1 transaction of a single client, with regular invoice, contract and VAT ID. No fraud or any other illegal bs like they’re trying to say.
Rarely i’ve been so relieved and happy of having and using the majority of my savings in bitcoin.”
Indeed, PayPal simply filters some of the accounts through a software filter system and blocks them when the intelligent filter system reports a suspicion. This measure should help to find the accounts of fraudsters. Usually, customers can then have their accounts activated again by telephone. However, it can take up to a week and it is not always easy to get the correct call time from the PayPal hotline and then get through. It is not clear why the customer is talking about a 180-day block. This period indicates a standard block, ie. this is carried out when a party to transaction vests and reports the transaction as suspicious.
Author: Marko Vidrih
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