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Paypal's new policies

Discussion in 'Community Center' started by minimize, Nov 8, 2018.

  1. minimize


    Nov 12, 2007
    Don't know if there is a better section for this, but figured it was important and more eyes would get on the topic if it was in this section. Paypal has just changed their policies where if you want to use their services including to buy, sell, or even more funds from your paypal account to your bank account you need to give them your social security number and your date of birth. Is that not excessive for the product that they offer? Their reasoning is that they need to verify that it is really you who is using your account.
  2. Bfishes333


    Oct 4, 2018
    I haven't gotten any e-mails from paypal requesting this information and I just used a little while ago. Not saying it's not true but it hasn't affected me yet. I would be more worried about paypal getting hacked and having that information stolen, seems like it puts me more at risk for identity theft.
  3. JH225

    JH225 Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 7, 1999
    Request a check. Pay the $2 fee. End of problem....................
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  4. Mechanical Advantage

    Mechanical Advantage

    Nov 1, 2017
    I just used PayPal to buy something off someone on Instagram, and I didn't have any requests for additional information.
  5. minimize


    Nov 12, 2007
    I received the email a few hours ago, and then when I logged in just now there is a notification alert in the top right corner. It wants you to confirm the last four of your social security number or your tax identification number, AND your full date of birth. It says without it, that at the end of January 2019 you won't be able to use their services any longer. Pretty off-putting stuff.
  6. minimize


    Nov 12, 2007
    You clearly didn't read what was said. You can no longer use their services at all.
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  7. js1badsti

    js1badsti Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 20, 2015
    same here just used paypal to get something and recieved no messages from them.You might question your info so someone does not get your ss#
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  8. flash900

    flash900 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jan 17, 2010
    No one in their right mind would give them DOB and SSN.
    Last edited: Nov 8, 2018
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  9. ericdraven

    ericdraven Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jan 31, 2013
    its a scam . paypal will not email you anything of the sort . close out window and do click on anything .period
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  10. Blues Bender

    Blues Bender Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 27, 2014
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  11. halden.doerge

    halden.doerge I'll Sharpen Your Knife Gold Member

    Aug 17, 2014
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  12. ndmiller

    ndmiller Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Nov 30, 2015
    Suspicious emails
    “Phishing” is an illegal attempt to "fish" for your private, sensitive data. One of the most common phishing scams involves sending an email that fraudulently claims to be from a well-known company (like PayPal). If you believe you've received a phishing email, follow these steps right away:
    Forward the entire email to [email protected].
    Do not alter the subject line or forward the message as an attachment.
    Delete the suspicious email from your inbox.
    We'll look into it and email you a response to let you know if it is indeed fraudulent. In the meantime, don't click any links or download any attachments within the suspicious email.
    Learn more about phishing
  13. Tseg


    Aug 25, 2018
    Sound like a phishing cyber-crime.
  14. AF

    AF Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 14, 2000
    I got a spam phishing email from "paypal" earlier today. Didn't open the email though.
  15. BellaBlades

    BellaBlades Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 12, 2013

    I have not been notified of that. Am I surprised, No.

    To renew your license here in MA you now need to provide S.S. card, birth certificate, a bill with mailing envelope and maybe more!!! It's driving people nuts.
  16. Nautique


    May 15, 2016
    My birthday is 7-23-82 if needed.
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  17. kancler

    kancler Moderator Moderator

    Mar 21, 2005
    Change your PayPal password immediately, call PP support and ask for a monitoring of your activity for the next 48 hours. You got a very typical phishing scam. Did you use the link from the email to go to the PayPal site? Did you check the web address in the browser?

    be careful...

    just my 5c
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  18. JB in SC

    JB in SC Gold Member Gold Member

    May 19, 2001
    PayPal will never ask for any personal information in an email. Never click on any link in any email, or cut and paste either for that matter. The full email header will reveal the actual email address being used by the sender. I'd change my password immediately and also set up two factor authentication.
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  19. hhmoore

    hhmoore Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 7, 2014
    The only thing of that nature I've seen wanted DOB and social security number if I wanted to maintain a balance. I didn't provide it, and with every subsequent sale I've been advised of my options for getting the money. Fine with me.
  20. JJ_Colt45

    JJ_Colt45 Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 11, 2014
    I haven't been informed of or asked for any of that and I've been using PayPal the last several days regularly.

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