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PayPal compliance requesting birthdate of a recipient in the notes

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PayPal compliance requesting birthdate of a recipient in the notes

So I tried donating to a local car club and in the comments mentioned 3 names of kind volunteers within the club I’d like to recognize. PayPal now has my account locked and is requesting a birthdate for one of the people mentioned in the notes. He isn’t even the owner of the account the money was destined for. I’m not willing to request PII data to fill whatever requirements PayPal has and I think it is kind of ridiculous they are asking for this via email, an insecure channel. I’ve requested a refund since they are unwilling to process this transaction but I feel under no obligation to be put in the middle of this. Additionally I feel like I should be putting this before my states Attorney General and Privacy Commissioner as this seems completely out of line with California laws. Anyone been in this situation? PayPal responses are canned and I’m at the point of calling my bank to reverse the charge.