Virtual Private Network (proxy) use

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I have read that using a VPN proxy when contacting PayPal will generate a "temporary blockage" of one's account.  Is this

true?  If so, is there some way PayPal can simply issue a warning before blocking a user's account ?

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If PayPal detects that someone may be accessing an account via a proxy, we may very well block access.  Why?  Because it doesn't look like you accessing the account, so we have to assume the worst.  No warning is issued - in fact, it's against our Legal Agreement to access PayPal via a proxy, and can result in your account being limited and/or permanently closed.





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