If you received a text message or email telling you that “Account might be blocked for your security!” DON’T click on any link or respond to it! The spam message comes from firstname.lastname@example.org, which should be a tip-off, but in case you’re not sure, it’s a scam!
If you accept payments via Paypal, there are all sorts of things that you can connect to your Paypal payments that require you to set your Paypal Instant Notification (IPN) settings. For example, you can have someone who has paid you by Paypal automatically sent a customer email, or have them added to an autoresponder or mailing list. Here’s how to turn on your Paypal Instant Payment Notifications, and how to edit your IPN settings.
The great thing about Paypal recurring payments, that recur automatically, is how you can set them, and then forget about them. The downside of Paypal automatic recurring payments is how you can set them, and then forget about them. So it’s important to review your Paypal recurring payments and cancel ones that you no longer need.
If you have ever used the Payloadz service, you may be wondering how to cancel your Payloadz account. In fact, Payloadz doesn’t explain anywhere on the Payloadz.com site how to cancel their service, and contacting them may not even help. They just keep billing you every month through Paypal. And that, in fact, is the key. So here’s how to cancel the Payloadz service (and also how to cancel any Paypal recurring subscription payment).
Ever look at a charge on your credit or debit card statement and wonder “who the heck is that?” We recently became aware of a lot of people finding a charge from “SEI” on their online statement who have no idea what SEI is, who SEI is, or what SEI stands for. They understandably want to know “What is this charge?” So we decided to write up this simply explanation of merchant names on credit card statements, using the cryptic “SEI” as an example.
If you had or have a Paypal account that was active between 2006 and 2015 (and who hasn’t?) you may be entitled to money from Paypal under the settlement of a class action lawsuit against Paypal. The lawsuit against Paypal, Moises Zepeda v. PayPal Inc. (case number 4:10-cv-02500-SBA, the full Zapeda v. Paypal complaint is below), was filed back in 2010, and is finally settled.
What’s in a name? Plenty, if the name of your residence happens to include the word ‘Isis’ in it. In fact, if your address includes “Isis”, Paypal will not process transactions for you!
Did you get an invoice through Paypal, out of the blue, and from someone you have never heard of, and maybe even for $0 dollars? Odds are that if you did, you were on the receiving end of the newest engine for sending spam: Paypal (and odds are also good that it advertised Jaboo or skrylcomputers.com).
The new Paypal.me service is being hailed as a simpler way to request money, and by Paypal as “the link to getting paid,” but it also turns out to be a great way for scammers to get you to send them money.
As we wrote about at the beginning of July, Paypal had rolled out a new user agreement, or Terms of Service (TOS) that included your agreeing to their robocalling or autodialing you, not just for account updates and fraud alerts, but for marketing as well. Now they have backed off from that.
Effective today, July 1, 2015, Paypal’s new User Agreement (Terms of Service) goes into effect. It contains lots of small changes, and one big one: You consent to receive autodialed or prerecorded calls and text messages from PayPal at any telephone number that you have provided us or that we have otherwise obtained. Which is why we’re putting together a list of Paypal numbers from which Paypal calls.
Did you get an email from Paypal with the subject ‘PayPal Debit MasterCard Information’, or something similar, telling you that a Debit Card Credit will be deducted? Here’s why.
After 12 years together, eBay and PayPal will go their separate ways next year. Ever since eBay acquired PayPal for $1.3 billion in 2002, the two companies have been deeply intertwined, serving as the twin pillars of the eBay tech behemoth. The highly lucrative PayPal, which after the split will be a publicly traded company, will now have to make its way alone. Why did eBay and PayPal split? Is it a good idea? And what does the decision mean for you?