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Does paypal have any safeguards against Guest Accounts?
If i find a credit card, make a purchase on ebay via guest account, and pay for it through Paypal using the credit card.
Using a fake name, purchasing small items so not tracked, and sent to post office rather than a physical address.....
How are sellers protected? Surely paypal must have some sort of safeguard?
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That is not what i was asking.
In Australia it is not viable to send an $8 item with tracking, as it will cost over half that amount for the tracking alone.
But that is irrelevant. Change my example to one where it does have tracking then. Sure, i am protected under seller protection against chargebacks, but they are still a headache when you get them.
Also the address was not to a po box. That would require registration so would be the same as a physical address. The address given was the address of the actual post office itself.
So back to my original question.... what safeguards do paypal have in place for guest accounts? They are not verified.
Or can person just make a payment through paypal without any proof that they either own the card, or even that the name they have supplied is correct?
I am asking what safeguards paypal implements NOT what protection i have as a seller (I am an ebay seller of over 50k feedback, I know what i am doing).
Or to put it another way.......protecting fraudulent payments the step BEFORE seller protection kicks in.
I have never purchased anything via the Guest option, so I am not aware of what it entails. Does it ask for the CCV? Some form of proof of ID.....anything really?
my understanding is Paypal does not protect sellers when guest check out is used its in their updated user agreement.