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Fake name on paypal

Hi, I got limited account and now paypal is asking me to provide ID but I used a fake name for my paypal account, not knowing I wasnt supposed to. Is there any way I could still get my account back? even though my real phone number, email and bank account are linked to that account? Or is paypal gonna ignore me and steal my money like I've heard from other people?

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Re: Fake name on paypal

@sherbmeister

 

As you opened a legal, financial account with a fake name then you are never going to be able to verify that account and withdraw those funds.

 

Paypal are not stealing from you, they are quite happy to let the person who's owns the account and is named on the account withdraw those funds but that is not you is it?


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Re: Fake name on paypal

paypal is a fake bank anyway, stop giving them rights and priviledges when other people are getting pushed around by their ridiculous policies. I'll gladly renounce my money with the thought that they'll never have my real data stored in their precious database for them to sell and get money out of. Hope they go out of business soon.

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Re: Fake name on paypal

@sherbmeister

 

They are not a bank at all fake or otherwise.

And the only folks that are pushed around by their policies are those silly enough to open accounts in fake names!


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the monkey one the support call just told me they are a bank and thats why I need to provide my real name. Lol. Get real. Im not silly, I just dont wanna give my personal details to a private company that already profits enough!

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Re: Fake name on paypal

@sherbmeister

 

Really?  

 

1.1 PayPal is only a Payment Service Provider. PayPal (Europe) S.à r.l. et Cie, S.C.A. (R.C.S. Luxembourg B 118 349) is duly licensed as a Luxembourg credit institution in the sense of Article 2 of the law of 5 April 1993 on the financial sector as amended (the “Law”) and is under the prudential supervision of the Luxembourg supervisory authority, the Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier.

 

If you don't want to give your real name then thats fine, just don't open a Paypal account and expect it to work properly  Smiley Wink


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Re: Fake name on paypal

Uhhh...Monkey-BOy, or whatever you're calling the people on the phone (rude) the only reason somebody gives a FAKE name when they are buying and/or selling is so they can do fraudulent activities.  It's shady as F to give a fake name to paypal, ebay, or any other site that exchanges money for items/services.  So I'm kinda glad you lost your money to teach you a lesson to never do that again.  Frankly, if somebody buys from me and I can't verify the name with the address somehow online or at least that the person exists via google, facebook, etc... I CANCEL the SALE!  Cause I know they are going to try to pull some **bleep**. 

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