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    i was reading the below thread when i felt to post this
    http://forums.clubsnap.org/newreply....reply&p=586631

    please read this regarding paypal to avoid being scammed

    http://www.bizreport.com/article.php?art_id=6354

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    Quote Originally Posted by zodnm
    i was reading the below thread when i felt to post this
    http://forums.clubsnap.org/newreply....reply&p=586631

    please read this regarding paypal to avoid being scammed

    http://www.bizreport.com/article.php?art_id=6354
    Heard quite a few incidents like this regarding paypal from other sources. Guess it's time to stop using it for a while until the matter is resolved, though I think sellers rather than buyers are going to be more affected...

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    Quote Originally Posted by justarius
    Heard quite a few incidents like this regarding paypal from other sources. Guess it's time to stop using it for a while until the matter is resolved, though I think sellers rather than buyers are going to be more affected...
    Seriously doubt tis Paypal & Ebay practise of suspendin accts til they hv 'resolved n verified the authencity of ur account' will ever stop.

    N tis is nt a fraud. It's jst a practise Paypal & Ebay does to 'make sure' tht u arent up to funny biz. Except it really is very troublesome for the seller.

    If I were tht poor fella, with USD8000 stuck in the account, I'd hv tore somebody's throat by nw.. He's really patient..

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    A couple of things struck me after reading the post by the guy who had his paypal accounts frozen until he produced sufficient documentary evidence to prove he was legitimate.

    1) His inability to produce a single phone, electricity, gas, water or other utility bill.

    2) The fact he didn't own a fax machine.

    3) He got 8,000 USD in a short period through his Paypal account.

    4) His excuse about not having a bankstatement while true it's pure crap that you have to wait for a month etc, you can get an over the counter statement from any bank for a nominal fee.

    5) His bleating about not having any money simply doesn't wash with me, if as he said he'd used the money to pay for penny stocks (ie low value shares) then why didn't he simply sell some shares?

    While the Paypal system looks harsh and probably does catch quite a few 'innocents' one should remember that credit card fraud is rampant online and is a two way street, it's not just purchasers using false card information, there are plenty of so called vendors who are just after credit card information so they can use the card details to go shopping with your money.

    As for the legality of Paypal's Terms and Conditions of Service (TOS), there are many compannies whose TOS's are in breach of the law. Such matters eventually are sorted out via the courts.
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