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Don't shoot the messenger, just saying what we all agreed to when signing up for a PayPal account.
Yeah, whilst i appreciate your reply...generic replies aren't required here... user agreement. whatever....it changes every other month and has changed umpteen times since i signed up, so not necessarily what i agreed to when i joined.... anyway...as i said.... won't be happening. Don't have photo ID, i have verified my bank account, and bank has verified me. so i see no need. So it's goodbye.
Money laundering regulations, what an utter joke... we're talking a total of less than £10 a month currently, if that. I was going to start using eBay again. Think there would be bigger fish to fry if i'm laundering money, lmao. Fraud? 16 years, i'm playing the long game there!
If i felt that my current usage warranted explanation, and there were actual unusual activities on my account then I would go out of my way to try and find some type of ID, but as it stands I see no valid reason, and thus it's little more than invasion of privacy for no good reason. And i won't be bowing to any demands, and/or bending backwards to send a photo which could be of anyone and no proof at all it's me. Dumb and antiquated method of verification. Futhermore, PayPal is becoming less and less of a service anyone actually needs.
User agreement is all well and good, none of it enforceable however.... if i can understand the reason for the request. Since i can't, i therefore decline and will likely be closing my account.
This thread can therefore be taken as feedback, and reflected upon when the company close down.
Funny how i can get a 400k mortgage this month without photo ID, yet can't add a damn card onto PayPal? something not right there?
If they keep this behaviour up without good cause... then PayPal will be redundant sooner than they may think. It's no wonder eBay detached from them.
The ship is sinking!