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- According to PayPal's policies, your PayPal account can be frozen at any time, without advance notice, leaving you without your money for weeks (if not forever), and there isn't much you can do about it.
- Includes information about May 12, 2010 class action lawsuit against PayPal and eBay for their freezing accounts "without justification, reasonable cause or explanation".
After The Regretsy and Diaspora Account Freezes, We've Lost Confidence In PayPal
- PayPal has made several contested account freezes of legitimate causes. [TechCrunch] (December 06, 2011)
Paypal backs down, donates to blog Regretsy's Secret Santa fund
- "PayPal has backed off an online spat with humor blog Regretsy after getting withering Web feedback for shutting down a drive to buy holiday gifts for children in need." [CNN] (December 06, 2011)
PayPal Feels Web's Wrath After "Ruining Christmas"
- "PayPal is taking an Internet beating after allegedly freezing an account for a charitable gift buying program." [Mashable] (December 06, 2011)
PayPal to Zivity: You're Too Naughty!
- "Zivity fighting back, as PayPal calls them 'obscene.'" [NBC Bay Area] (December 06, 2011)
Sooner or later you'll pay, pal
- After Regretsy returns donations, as demanded by PayPal, for program to send toys for poor children, PayPal unfreezes unrelated personal and business accounts of Regretsy. Paypal says the toy account was flagged for how fast donations were coming in, calls the freezes and refund demand an "error in judgment on the agent's part", and offers to make a donation. [Regretsy] (December 06, 2011)
Cats 1, Kids 0
- PayPal demands Regretsy return donations for toys for poor children, claiming misuse of "Donate" button, their representative saying, "You can use the donate button to raise money for a sick cat, but not poor people." [Regretsy] (December 05, 2011)
PayPal Restores Zivity's Account After Saying It Was Obscene, But Now It's Not
- PayPal freezes accounts of social network for models, claiming it was "selling adult-oriented digital materials", resolved shortly after coverage by NBC. [TechCrunch] (December 05, 2011)
Anonymous Calls For Mass Boycott Of PayPal
- "Splinter group LulzSec unites with supporters of Anonymous to call for boycott of the online payment service to protest arrests." [Forbes] (July 27, 2011)
PayPal Freezes $750K in MineCraft Dev's Account
- "The creator of MineCraft has run into a bit of a snag with PayPal, which has frozen his account with over $763,000 in it and refuses to let him touch it." [The Escapist] (September 10, 2010)
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