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    Default OT: Paypal won't let me log in?

    For the last two days, PayPal has been refusing to let send any money, and I'm not sure why. It asks me a few questions from "public records", but it doesn't like the answers I reply with. I can still log in and check my history - which seems clean enough - but I can't do anything further.

    Have I been hacked? What do I do about this? Russian viagra spammers hacked my PP e-mail account a few weeks ago - could this be related? I need to pay for some parts to finish a project, so it would be dandy if anyone knew what to do in this situation.

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    Default Re: OT: Paypal won't let me log in?

    I had some issues with Pay Pal recently! Called the 800 number and got a smart a@# reocrding. If you mouthed off to it, it would come back with a smart a@# reply! Don't know what is up with Pay Pal, but seems they could stand to have some house cleaning done there! For the most part I don't have many problems with them, but...

    You could try contacting E-bay, since the two are pretty well entwined, or ask to speak to a Pay Pal representative! THAT may require some patience on your part!!

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    Default Re: OT: Paypal won't let me log in?

    I read through the suggestions on the PayPal page, and one of them was to try logging in on the computer you normally use. I booted back into OSX, and now, curiously, it works.

    Can anyone tell me what the bloody blazes is going on?

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    Default Re: OT: Paypal won't let me log in?

    IMO Paypal is a convenient way to fleece a lot of folks. Hate it.

    In answer to your question, Paypal most likely placed a cookie on your machine when you signed up. Part of the security measures is to match up the cookie content with a database entry. Cookies are benign, but each browser, OS, & machine may store them in a different place. Firefox won't know Opera cookies exist.
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    Default Re: OT: Paypal won't let me log in?

    Quote Originally Posted by spasticteapot View Post
    I read through the suggestions on the PayPal page, and one of them was to try logging in on the computer you normally use. I booted back into OSX, and now, curiously, it works.

    Can anyone tell me what the bloody blazes is going on?
    I log onto PayPal at least once a day from four different computers with never any problem, so I doubt the computer is an issue. All they usually ask for is your email address and password, but once in a while they'll also ask your personal test questions. Answering them should be no problem, as you're the one who initially created them in your profile.

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    Default Re: OT: Paypal won't let me log in?

    Are you sure you are ansewering any security questions correctly???
    Have you sold anything on E-Bay of a high value lately??? They will certainly put a hold on, if you sold something of value to someone! Until item is received by customer they can freeze an account!!

    It would seem you have done something to have them mark your account

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    Default Re: OT: Paypal won't let me log in?

    Quote Originally Posted by jerryanderson View Post

    It would seem you have done something to have them mark your account
    I logged in from someone else's PC to check my account balance. Given that I changed my password shortly after, I didn't figure it was a security risk.

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    Default Re: OT: Paypal won't let me log in?

    It may very well have! Your (pay pal) account may not have recognized the computer! I have had this happen a couple of times myself! It's probably a good rule of thumb not to use other computers for checking your financial records and institutions! Just my thoughts anyway

    It's allways good to change your passwords etc. from time to time and to review your personnal settings at pay pal, PE etc. Being complacent with this stuff can get you into trouble with hackers and other unsavory types

    If you can get hold a a representative, see if you can find out if you have old pass words still in the loop, It may recognize an old pasword, but not the new one! They may have to change it themselves! I had to do the once.

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    Default Re: OT: Paypal won't let me log in?

    I sure would like to see PayPal get some serious competition. I swear I used to check "require payment immediately" with "buy it now" items I sold on eBay, but now it tells me I can't unless I get a "premium" account. I'm already fed up with the fees - eBay and PayPal double-dipping into my wallet each time I sell something. Well, I understand they need to make a profit if they're to continue operating, but I don't want to be asked to pay even MORE.

    I'm just plain sick of "fees" I guess. I got an oil change the other day, I asked "how much is that?" Answer: "$19.99", ok great, go ahead and add an oil change (I bought tires for ~ $700). I go to pay the bill and there's this "$3 hazardous material disposal fee" for the old oil. I called the 1-800 corporate number and told them I wasn't going to put up with their fraud - you tell me $19.99 and that's what I'm going to pay, not $22.99. The next day the local store manager calls me and tells me they're refunding the $3, but, he had the gall to try and tell me that he told me twice about the $3 fee. No sir, I was going to do it myself if it was over $20, that's what was clear in my head when I asked the price. So don't try to pull that lie on me. And it's not the branch I'm ****** at, it's the corporate policy. I'm sure any NTB you walk into across the country you ask "how much is an oil change" they'll tell you: "$19.99".
    If it's a "stand mount" or "bookshelf" speaker, it's simply not a "no compromise" speaker.

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    Default Re: OT: Paypal won't let me log in?

    PayPal has a hotline that you can call. I've used it and found it to be quite good.
    No matter where you go, there you are.

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    Default Re: OT: Paypal won't let me log in?

    PayPal has a hotline that you can call. I've used it and found it to be quite good.
    No matter where you go, there you are.

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