Got slapped with PayPal’s “Limited Access” again

Fortunately I can still receive payments. But I am unable to send payments or withdraw from my account until they lift the restricted access. Here is the notice I got from PayPal:

Dear Mohd Elfie Nieshaem Juferi,

As part of our security measures, we regularly screen activity in the PayPal system. During a recent screening, we noticed an issue regarding your account.

We have reason to believe that your account was accessed by a third party. We have limited access to sensitive PayPal account features in case your account has been accessed by an unauthorized third party. We understand that having limited access can be an inconvenience, but protecting your account is our primary concern.

Sincerely,
PayPal Account Review Department

The “third party” access was because I am accessing PayPal via cybercafes and obviously they have different IP addresses. Sigh, its time to fax the documents again (they requested a utility bill to prove that “me” is “me”).

    10 comments

    1. bro, I dont think we always lucky, my account have been freeze, maybe you didnt check WMM, now donno what to do, wait 180 days or get a solution and get my money out quickly. Drop me a message on how to get my money out, thanks!

    2. I got an email like that but when I hovered over the link in the email it was for a fake “phishing” site. I logged into PayPal immediately and there was nothing wrong at all with my account. Somebody was trying to steal my account!

    3. Paypal’s moneymarket interest rate is around 5% right now, which is competitive, if not just better than, local savings and cd rates. My temptation is to use paypal as a place to store some savings, like up to $8000 over the next year or so. I’m curious if others are doing the same? Are there any reasons not to? It’s still relatively liquid, right?

    4. What’s the difference between paying online through a checking account’s debit card and paying online through PayPal? What are the PayPal advantages over the internet paying methods existent before PayPal came along?

    5. I am unsure whether to use PayPal for eBay and would like to but i have heard that they can be unreliable, doing things such as freezing accounts, withdrawing money without your permission, etc. Is any of this true? Would you recommend using PayPal?

    6. So I bought something on ebay but I wasn’t satisfied with my purchase so I returned it. I just got an email stating that my payment has been refunded through Paypal and was given the receipt number and everything. But the problem is, I don’t even have a Paypal account! So I decided to make a Paypal account but now I don’t know what to do to put the money in there because my balance still says $0.00. Can someone help me please?

    7. Let’s say you’re selling things on ebay and all transactions go through paypal. So if someone buys one of my stuff and the money goes to paypal, how do I get that money?

      Also, I heard that paypal is good in terms of if you don’t recieve your item, you won’t be charged. How does that work? Do they put the money back into your credit card or something?

    8. I added my bank account to Paypal today and paypal says to wait 2-3 business days for the two deposits. Also, does Paypal conduct business through the weekends, or do I have to wait until Monday for Paypal to send those deposits to bank account and for me to go to my bank to get the bank statements to verify my bank account for Paypal? Thanks.

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