This website is a collection of horror stories , news reports and other information addressing problems with Paypal, Inc..
While we do not have the resources to verify each and every complaint we receive, we do believe that all reports posted here are true based on our own experience with Paypal and the growing number of corroborating horror stories we receive every day. The main subject of the majority of these horror stories is the following:
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How Does PayPal Make Money With My Money?
According to the San Francisco Chronicle, there are approx. 100,000 complaints outstanding at PayPal (Are any of these yours?). In many instances disputes can run on for months leaving people frustrated and out of pocket as they are unable to access their accounts. So what happens to the millions of dollars tied up in frozen accounts and disputes? Well, here is a clip from the San Francisco Chronicle that basically sums it up:
U.S. District Judge Jeremy Fogel of San Jose refused to dismiss a lawsuit that seeks class-action status on behalf of thousands of PayPal customers nationwide. A common allegation is that the company brushes off or stalls customer grievances for months and meanwhile freezes the customer's account and pockets the interest (So that's how they make their money!). No wonder they freeze so many accounts!
Paypal wants to “Part Ways” and keep my money.
I have had my paypal account limited and can not withdraw my money, i sent all the relevant information but lost the appeal to lift the limitation, they are now saying i cannot appeal this decision and are holding my … Continue reading →
I am not trusting the morons at Paypal with my money one more day.
If this doesn’t scare you away from this company, I don’t know what will. A couple of weeks ago I made a purchase that amounted to roughly $430 using PayPal and selected to pay by credit card versus a bank … Continue reading →
So it was just a normal day. I’m opening an e-mail and seeing a letter that it is something wrong with my account. I am opening PayPal and it’s limited. They need more information about a payment sent on the … Continue reading →
Paypal told me I’m shit out of luck and I owe them money back.
My story begins with a purchase that was made from Mexico via ebay. The buyer had bought my ps vita and paid me the money. Shortly there after I left for my basic training and ait through the us army. … Continue reading →
Can’t get the money I am owned from paypal
I am a 79 year old widow trying to settle my husbands estate and I have been appointed by the court as executrix. Since June I have contacted Paypal by phone, email, and fax sending all papers they ask for. … Continue reading →
Very difficult to run a business with ebay and paypal
First my account was limited for no apparent reason- I had many auctions finishing and lots to pay for and also to post. I finally got this sorted after a week or so (again, no rational explanation for the limitation- … Continue reading →
PayPal decided to close my account and hold my money because they believe I am responsible for 2 other accounts that have a negative balance. From the information I’ve gathered, those two accounts belong to my father and my grandfather. … Continue reading →
PayPal keeps delaying my funds to me
I TRIED TO SEND SOME MONEY TO MY SISTER VIA PAYPAL FROM PAYPAL TO PAYPAL AND USED HER PHONE NUMBER TO DIRECT THE MONEY TO THE RIGHT ACCOUNT. UNKNOWN TO ME MY SISTER HAD NOT PUT HER PHONE NUMBER INTO … Continue reading →
PayPal keeps making excuses why I can’t have my money
This is the second time Paypal freezes my account (I cannot withdraw the money to my bank account), and this time it has lasted for almost two months. I can pay for services with my account, but I cannot withdraw … Continue reading →
PayPal allowed use of my account without my authority
PayPal acknowledged a password change but now has blocked my access to my account and now requires me to make a long distance call to Nebraska from BC CA at my expense over a security breach which has now cost … Continue reading →
Let customers pay without a PayPal account
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