PayPal limited my account

I got a bit of a shock today when I logged into my PayPal account. PayPal had changed the status of my account to “limited” and barred me from sending or receiving payments until I have sent them the relevant documents they requested to “verify” my existence. So I would have to send them via fax:

1. Copy of my IC
2. Copy of my driving license
3. Copy of my utility bill
4. Another page containing my name, contact number and address.

Good thing that I have everything in order, phew. Its troublesome but I’ve learned that its best not to make a fuss out of this and simply comply with what they requested from me. I could have sent it to them tonight but I don’t have the “utility bill” with me. So I guess I will fax it first thing tomorrow. I’m not sure how I am going to fax those documents to the United States either. Maybe I can ask those people at TM when I drop by there tomorrow to complain about my Streamyx account.

    37 comments

    1. That’s y they are reliable. Trust me, you don’t wanna mess wif them. I had to call to US few times to had it unfreezed, but no, only following their strict securities will do..

      At the same time, this is y i like paypal

    2. PayPal is definitely the best. Safe and secure. By the time PayPal allow Malaysian account to withdraw funds, E-commerce activity will surely skyrocketing.

    3. they freezed my accound sometime late last year, its still is …

      how do i fax to US? i would have to gooover the tm shop and apply for international dialling, which i ammnot sure how much thats gonna cost me, only then will iibe able to fax to overseas number …

    4. My paypal account is limited. I dont know why. I have submitted the documents regarding the issue. But i need money as my 2k has been freezed in the paypal. Is there any way to withdraw money from my paypal limited account?

    5. what can a person do with a paypal limited account? can he refund money that’s on a hold by paypal? is he just trying to scam me? should i try to get my money back by disputing it?

    6. My paypal account has been permanently limited. And the balance will be held for 180 days.

      Here’s what I wonder. Can I request a wire transfer to a bank account (which is not on my PayPal account) in Turkey??
      edit: I mean a wire transfer after 180 days past.

    7. Need to override my paypal. I have money in there but they have my paypal account on hold into I ship items

    8. PayPal limited account because I reached the receiving limit. I want to basically close my PayPal account. So shall I Ring them and say my account been hacked or that someone knows my password. Help plz
      Note it’s limited so you cant close it.

    9. Everybody has told me that if you have a paypal account that is limited, you may be able to take out the funds after 180 days, Its been 180 days of my paypal account being limited and i cant get paypal to send the money back to my bank (withdraw) What should i do, BESIDES CONFIRmING LimITATioNS Etc. Please help

    10. Ever since PayPal limited my account for no bloody reason, the (prepaid) credit card I used with the account doesn’t seem to work on the internet anymore.
      It seems that every transaction made stays still at the “processing” stage or doesn’t go through at all (“authorization declined”) could this be related to the fact that my PayPal account is limited or what?

    11. My paypal account has been limited because I received more than 1700 pounds per year. They want me now to provide more info (like business info, but I don’t have a business!). Will I ever be able to access the money? Its more than 300pounds and I’m devastated 🙁 I’ve heard that after 6months I’ll be able to access it, but I dont know if it’s true. Anyone has ever had the same problem? Thanks a lot!

    12. PayPal limited account because I reached the receiving limit. I want to basically close my PayPal account. So shall I Ring them and say my account been hacked or that someone knows my password. Help plz
      Note it’s limited so you cant close it.

    13. 6 months ago, PayPal limited my account, so that I couldn’t send money.
      I have tried scanning my bank-account and my passport, but the still don’t open the account.

      There was a system message from them saying that they thought there were unauthorised access to my account, but there really isn’t.

      So how do I open my account again?

      It’s really annoying cause there’s loads of stuff I wanna buy on Ebay, but I really can’t without PayPal.

    14. My paypal account has been permanently limited. And the balance will be held for 180 days.

      Here’s what I wonder. Can I request a wire transfer to a bank account (which is not on my PayPal account) in Turkey??
      edit: I mean a wire transfer after 180 days past.

    15. My paypal account has been permanently limited. And the balance will be held for 180 days.

      Here’s what I wonder. Can I request a wire transfer to a bank account (which is not on my PayPal account) in Turkey??
      edit: I mean a wire transfer after 180 days past.

    16. As the question states:
      I’ve recently sold a few items on ebay and i began a transfer of the money from my paypal to my bank account
      The money has been deducted from my paypal and it says that the transfer is complete (four to five working days to transfer)
      But paypal has limited access to my account and is asking for all sorts of verification from my like my proof of purchase of the item and shipping details
      Will the money already transferred be halted or not?

    17. My paypal account has been permanently limited. And the balance will be held for 180 days.

      Here’s what I wonder. Can I request a wire transfer to a bank account (which is not on my PayPal account) in Turkey??
      edit: I mean a wire transfer after 180 days past.

    18. As the question states:
      I’ve recently sold a few items on ebay and i began a transfer of the money from my paypal to my bank account
      The money has been deducted from my paypal and it says that the transfer is complete (four to five working days to transfer)
      But paypal has limited access to my account and is asking for all sorts of verification from my like my proof of purchase of the item and shipping details
      Will the money already transferred be halted or not?

    19. I sold an item on ebay and the buyer paid with paypal right away, but I don’t see anything on paypal about it. I’m new to ebay and paypal. Does it take awhile for it to show up on my paypal account? If not, what’s wrong? Thanks!

    20. I had made a paypal account from paypal site giving only my home address and e-mail address.But they are not telling clearly how to credit money to that account and withdraw from that account.Will anyone explain all those procedures in PayPal system in simple terms please.I dont have a credit card or neither want to take one.

    21. What do I do now? Should I open a new paypal account? It says permanently so I’m basically screwed. Cant get the funds out. Should I go to my bank and close the account linked to the paypal?

    22. To verify the paypal account is necessary to link our credit card or our bank account.
      I added my bank account to paypal. They say that by doing so the paypal account is verified.
      But so far nothing has happened.

      Does anyone know how is the verification process? How long until the account is verified? The paypal will get in touch with me?

    23. How can you transfer paypal credit to another paypal account? What are the requirements and what is the process?

    24. 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?

    25. How do I cancel a paypal transfer from my bank account to my paypal account?

      The transaction is still pending, and I need to cancel it, how would I go about doing that?

    26. Hello. I have a problem with PayPal. Some time ago (half a year maybe) I made myself PayPal account, but didn’t use it. Then, few days ago I sent money to this account and I made a transaction – of more than 100$, then PayPal limited my account a required Photo ID, which I immediately uploaded. Next day they have sent me a mail claiming my account is now fully active – which was true. Then I make my status “verified” – I added 4 digit code of the transaction from my debit card – successfully. The main problem is that there is still the case – the transaction (the one I made) is temporary hold, claiming my action is required – but there’s nothing to do with that. I have already sent them National Identity Card, Driver’s License and Passport scan as well – and it seems they accepted it – as my account is now active and status verified.

      Please, could someone help me to solve this problem – what to do to get my transaction authorized by me (the seller told me it’s claiming I didn’t) ?

    27. I opened an Australian Paypal a while ago so my buying and spending limits would be higher. When I registered, I put fake information for my name/address and everything since I live in the United States. Now, my Paypal account is limited and I can’t withdraw my money. How would I go about fixing this?

    28. Recently I have been selling items on eBay, and I have accumlated for $1000 in my Paypal account. Today I checked my paypal balance, it said that I had to provide them with prove of identification/DOB. I know I did wrong, signing up to Paypal while only being 16. My question is that is there ANY way to be able to actually CONTACT them properly and tell them my situation. Is there ANY way to send my money to my brothers account, who is 22. I am pretty desperate. Do you think getting my parents to fax over a indentification of themselves and mine aswell, would help? I mean, I have heard that people have had their account locked for 180 days until they can get the money. This is so bullsh*t, this is out own money, they cannot just locked it.

    29. Good day. I have a small business and thinking on going online. Im planning to use paypal for my payment scheme, and im just wondering what currency will paypal display in my website. Will it display both USD and Peso (im from the philippines)? Im just wondering, since if the currency shown will only be in dollars, it might turn off some of my customers. Thanks and God Bless!

    30. Hello, my Paypal account has been limited for 180 days and i cannot widthdrawl my money am i still able to make purchases?

    31. As the question states:
      I’ve recently sold a few items on ebay and i began a transfer of the money from my paypal to my bank account
      The money has been deducted from my paypal and it says that the transfer is complete (four to five working days to transfer)
      But paypal has limited access to my account and is asking for all sorts of verification from my like my proof of purchase of the item and shipping details
      Will the money already transferred be halted or not?

    32. PayPal limited my account with over $500 inside it. They will not allow me to send it to anyone or even allow me to withdraw money to my bank. They are holding my account for 180 days.

    33. i have $10 on my paypal account (which i redeemed from a gift card). I want to buy game credits for an online game with the money. What happens after I purchase it and fill out all the information? Does paypal send me a bill or what? Do i have to have a bank account linked to my PP account?

    34. I have a ‘personal’, verified Paypal account and have been successfully buying items on Ebay for a while. Now I’d like to occasionally sell something on there. Do I need to upgrade my Paypal account? Or can I just start selling?

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