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Poll: Paypal users: Have you ever had problems with PayPal?
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JaneTranslates  Identity Verified
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Spoof emails *involving* PayPal, yes! Mar 21, 2006

PayPal has been absolutely great, in my experience. So easy, so convenient, both for eBay and for payments from outsourcers in other countries.

I have, however, received many spoof emails claiming to come from PayPal. I never answer them and always follow PayPal's security guidelines for dealing with them. New users, *please* check out the security/spoof/fraud pages before continuing!


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Francisco Bolaños  Identity Verified
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aha... Mar 21, 2006

Same here, and some of them are quite good spoofs... (even better than E-Bay fake mails, hehehee...) I have never had a problem with PayPal yet (**knock on wood**), apart from my affair with Onadel (which was, simply, a non-paying company which agreed to pay via PayPal).

If they only reduced the charges...

Regards
Francisco


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Parrot  Identity Verified
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No Mar 22, 2006

But I'm a regular reporter of spoofs and phising - and a regular receiver of thank-you notes from the paypay staff.

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Muriel Vasconcellos  Identity Verified
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I may have said "No" too quickly... Mar 22, 2006

I did have an "identity crisis" on PayPal. I had registered under two different e-mail addresses, which also had different street addresses (once earlier for eBay, and then a couple of years later for my business). The conflict kept me unable to use PayPal for a while, but a very nice gentleman (in India?) finally got to the bottom of the confusion and put me back in business.

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Ivana de Sousa Santos  Identity Verified
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No Mar 22, 2006

and I'm very happy with it.

As I've received only small amounts through PayPal until the moment (much less than 100€), I don't transfer I use that money to buy books, DVDs or video games on Ebay and it's very practical to be a PayPal user for that.


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Derek Gill Franßen  Identity Verified
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I find the fees for credit card payments horrendous. Mar 22, 2006

The amount they deduct when somebody in Asia decides to pay me (in Europe) with a credit card is amazingly high (IMHO)! I accepted that type of payment once and never again...

Otherwise, I've had absolutely no problems with PayPal and it is rather convenient.


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Jasmin Carow  Identity Verified
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Is there an alternative? Mar 22, 2006

Derek Gill Franßen wrote:

The amount they deduct when somebody in Asia decides to pay me (in Europe) with a credit card is amazingly high (IMHO)! I accepted that type of payment once and never again...



Is there an alternative, if a European service provider wants to get paid by an outsourcer living for example in Canada or Australia? The bank transfer fees are amazingly higher as the Paypal fees, as far as I know.


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Penelope Ausejo  Identity Verified
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Rates are too high Mar 24, 2006

Other than that I am really happy with PayPal. However Moneybookers is cheaper. For that reason I usually choose to get paid by moneybookers rather that by Paypal. I had a problem with moneybookers though. I needed help from their customer service and although I sent mails over a month and never got a reply. However I still use their service.

Cheers


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Robert INGLEDEW  Identity Verified
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WHAT IS THE EXPERIENCE IN ARGENTINA??? Nov 22, 2011

Penelope Ausejo wrote:

Other than that I am really happy with PayPal. However Moneybookers is cheaper. For that reason I usually choose to get paid by moneybookers rather that by Paypal. I had a problem with moneybookers though. I needed help from their customer service and although I sent mails over a month and never got a reply. However I still use their service.

Cheers


I do not know Argentine translators who get paid by PayPal. One of my clients insists that I open an account wtih them. Is there any safety problem involved? What is the cost? Many times I have received e-mails asking me to confirm my PayPal account and password even though I hever had an account with them. This frightens me to some extent.

Roberto Ingledew


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