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Is it true that Paypal has different rules regarding what is allowed depending on what country the Paypal account is based out of?
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Yes, the rules for PayPal vary from region to region and sometimes country to country within the regions. Some products are rolled out to larger markets first before we use them Globally. We are also restricted sometimes by local regulation on what products or services we can or cannot offer. Some countries only have the options to send and cannot receive payments. We also have different user agreements for regions and countries, you can find some details using this link.
Thank you for the reply.
I have been banned for selling digital goods - Runescape Gold. My account is from Portugal. Are you able to point out which part of the user agreement I violated? I have multiple competitors from the UK, and Cyprus which have had no issues and continue to sell today high volumes of Runescape gold. There is no difference in the user agreement I've been able to spot related to the services I used to provide, and that they currently provide that I've spotted.
Unfortunately, I cannot comment on a decision made on your account or why the same action has not happened to other accounts selling the same product. If you are unhappy with the decision made on your account and feel it is unfair compared to other accounts, I would recommend you appeal the outcome. You can do this by sending a request through the Help section of your account. I doubt very much this is a country specific issue, as such decisions are made after an individual account review.
Is it possible the goods being sold in question are pre-approved in the UK and Cyprus and not other parts of the world?
I doubt this is the case. I have not heard of any such agreement. I have come across many sellers of Runescape Gold in the past. You can place this question in your appeal request. It could be a licensing issue or you might need to be an authorized reseller or can only sell on authorized platforms.
hello , I sent mu driver's license to take away the limitation of my account, but I still have not had an answer, could you review the document and remove the limitation on my account ?
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I know this sounds frustrating, but unfortunately we cannot discuss or take any action on an account through contacts on this platform for data protection and security reasons. If you have provided your photo ID and this is the only step required to resolve the limitation, you should normally expect an update within 72 hours. We aim to resolve limitations a quick as possible to prevent long disturbances on accounts, so it should be quicker.
I would suggest you contact our support to see if the review can be expedited. To contact customer service, please click Help & Contact at the bottom of any PayPal page for contact options, or reach out by Facebook or Twitter.