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Foxoqyl

Problems with PayPal

Today I wanted to create a PayPal business account. This would be a less complicated payment method than Fanbox, and also in addition Fanbox so far has said 3 times that the payout of a pledge I got there failed to payout, and atm I speculate that might be because Fanbox perhaps only processes payouts to PayPal business accounts, but not private ones

However, 2 minutes after I had created my business account, PayPal banned my account before I could even confirm my email address. They said that "after careful consideration" x3 they deemed the account suspicious and in violation of PayPal's terms of service

PayPal didn't say what exactly the problem was, but maybe I shouldn't have used the same phone number, name, birth date, and/or address that I use for my personal PayPal account? But I only have 1 phone number and I didn't see a reason why I should create a pseudonym and a fake address when the information can only be seen by PayPal (and PayPal already has the information from my personal account anyhow). I only watched 2-3 videos about PayPal business accounts and quickly skimmed through some websites and PayPal's ToS before creating it, but iirc nowhere saw anything about stuff like that. I mean, I just wanted to be honest, because I thought PayPal might find it suspicious if I state different names/addresses despite logging into both the personal and the business account from the same device. From what I watched and read it sounded very much like creating a business account would be super quick and easy, and that having a business account alongside a personal account shouldn't be a problem

Fortunately, PayPal didn't delete my personal account (phew!). I think I'll look a bit more into how Fanbox and PayPal work the next few days, and maybe also contact Fanbox asking them for support (though there's of course the risk that they'll then google my account name, find my Inkbunny and then just delete my account). If this turns out unsuccessful then I'll see if there're any alternatives to Fanbox (Ko-Fi isn't anonymous enough if connected to a personal PayPal account). If I won't find any alternatives then I'll maybe look into how cryptocurrency works :3
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CloudHusky
4 months, 3 weeks ago
" but maybe I shouldn't have used the same phone number, name, birth date, and/or address that I use for my personal PayPal account?

That's exactly what I did. Both my personal and business accounts are still active.
Foxoqyl
4 months, 3 weeks ago
Thanks for the info! :3

A while ago I added a secondary email address to my personal PayPal account, and entered it into Fanbox. I added the secondary email address to sort of have the personal stuff and the Fanbox stuff a bit more separated. When Fanbox then failed to payout the pledge, I made that email address my primary one for the personal PayPal account, but this was also without success regarding the Fanbox pledge (when I used the original primary email address from my personal PayPal account Fanbox also failed to payout the pledge). Yesterday I then removed the new email address from my personal account, and today I used it to create the business account. Maybe all of that back and forth in a relatively short period of time was too much for PayPal's algorithm. I guess I can try waiting for a week or two and then try again with a different email address. Though now I'm kinda concerned that any more attempts are going to risk that PayPal is going to delete my personal account and/or ban my bank account as well x3

Just writing this in case anyone's reading this maybe happens to know what my mistake(s) were
CloudHusky
4 months, 3 weeks ago
" However, 2 minutes after I had created my business account, PayPal banned my account before I could even confirm my email address.


Maybe you should try contacting PayPal and ask for an appeal. Just confirm that the info on both accounts is the same and accurate.

I hope you at least got the money from my commission.
Swiftpaw
4 months, 3 weeks ago
Paypal is evil.  I've had so many problems with them.  I had to make my bank send me a new card with a different number on it because Paypal wouldn't take my card with the same number but a different date as it was conflicting in their system with my old card with a different date but same number, and you can't contact Paypal about the problem unless you have a Paypal account.  Or at least, there's no visible way to do that on their site.

Such fail.
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