They also took money from me out of a balance that I had in PayPal. I wrote them to explain that this is why I don’t want to pay for international transfer money fees if I bought and paid something in the country where I reside. I received aan email from them saying that I should note that my account is a USA account and not in a EU country. I became outraged and logged into PayPal from my desktop,not the application. It clearly stated that my account is in the EU and It can be used for n € purchases. I took a screenshot of that and sent it as a reply to their email. I have written back to them 3-4 times requesting that the fees should be returned to me. So, what happens? They take the money that was in € and instructed my bank to give them the equivalent amount in $. When that happened, I got a mesmsage from my bank saying that I would be charged 10€ for a conversion fee. Now if buying something within Portugal, I found an app that links a your mobile number and then sends the amount in euro (as long as it’s within Portugal) at NO fee whatsoever.
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It appears that we are all in the same boat 🚣 ♂️ ! I actually wanted a debit card from PayPal. But I’m from the USA and had the account transferred to Portugal via their EU headquarters in Luxembourg. Otherwise If I would have transferred money in dollars to the equivalent of the market price of euro PLUS a transfer fee and an exchange rate fee. Does anyone know if such a program exists in Europe?? I read somewhere that this is only for Business Membership, is that true. Since I do not have what is called a Physical Number in Portugal, I am not eligible for Business Membership .... am I in a “catch 22” situation????
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