How my Paypal account got closed down

Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech. You Can follow him on Twitter @abeolandres.

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32 Responses

  1. poche says:

    lol as if theyll call you back. you need to call them because the limitation and account closure process is automated or done by their computers. double checking will be done only if you call them. just call their tollfree number by using skype so as not to incur overseas charges.

  2. petken says:

    just like poche said just call their toll-free number using skype… It’s better to talk with a real person in real time…

  3. Joe says:

    oh my, thats not good. hacker thinks you have a lot of money in your paypal hehehehe

  4. Teknisyan says:

    I know that Paypal has a call center or their support has been out sourced here in the Philippines. :)

    • jb says:

      ePerformax call centers

    • David Z says:

      Unless you know someone at ePerformax who works especially for their client PayPal, talking to them directly won’t help. You’ll have to do what some suggested about calling them via Skype.

  5. jineveeholic says:

    Sir Abe,
    you can use mine for the meantime! :)

  6. Baby Kupal says:

    Abe, ptangina mo, bat ang bagal mag load ng website mo. ambubu mo namang magdesign ng WP template.

    • David Z says:

      Tsong, hindi kailangang magreklamong may kasamang pagmumura. At mahigit 15 seconds nagbukas ang blog ni Abe sa akin, so baka nasa ‘Net provider na gamit mo o kung anumang nasa comp mo.

    • watdaak says:

      palitan mo na kasi yang pentium 1 na computer mo , tanga!

    • JM says:

      why still read if you can’t dare to wait! You moron!

    • pedro says:

      vovo naman nito… tapon mo na PC/Laptop mo… bulok..

    • Name: IC DeaDPiPoL says:

      give up dude or upgrade your 28 Kbps modem

    • garz says:

      Laos na yang computer mo brad. Itapon mo na yan. Sa kweba ka ba nakatira? Oh wait, this guy must be the hacker!

  7. Wow hassle naman. Paano sya nahack Abe? I’m using my PayPal once a month I think now paranoid na ako hehe. You mean may link from Gmail to login to your paypal account? O doon mismo sa https site g PayPal nangyari yung hacking?

  8. kebbot says:

    you better call paypal. it will take years after they contact you..

  9. jumper says:

    i believe an email to consumerist is in order. might get results that way.

  10. XyZa says:

    I got the same problem. T_T it’s on limited access and currently on negative.

  11. jumper says:

    also (taken from

    “…you might want to try making a case to the executive level of PayPal and eBay. Here are some email addresses that may or may not work:

    John J. Donahoe, President, CEO
    [email protected]
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    Scott Thompson, President
    [email protected]

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  12. nameless says:

    How I wish I could locate those hackers so that I could now push the red button on my desk to lauch my rocket missile to their location.

    Who knows? they might be one of your followers here sir Abe.

  13. Pinoy Persuasion says:

    You just have to call PayPal customer service, one call can end it all. At least in my case, as I had same situation. Or baka naman target ka ng isang very powerful hacking group like Lulzsec, etc?

    Kasi you are a prominent tech blogger and hacking your accounts can be a feather on any hacker’s hat.

  14. vertito says:

    Mine’s still limited due to the fact that it was used to transfer sums of money across Paypal users and even my card was charged 4 times without refund! They left me with a limited Paypal account.

    • icezorg says:

      Hey vertito, nice to see you here.

      My Paypal account got closed down too. I still get “How to reset your Paypal password” emails almost everyday. I think the hacker is still trying to reset my password.

  15. Moot says:

    Everybody knows paypal sucks!

  16. Paypal must do something to fix their system so that their services would not be affected.

  17. David Z says:

    Good to hear naayos na PayPal account mo, Abe. :)

  18. Paolo says:

    You’ll never believe it but it happened to me at the beginning of 2011….eaxctly same story.
    I’ve decided to leave PayPal and to use other payment methods….possible not so visible as PayPal but for sure less attached by hackers.

  19. Ako kasi every monnth may PayPal transaction from my online job. Kinakatakot ko rin yung hackers tuwing maglolog in ako. Sana meron din paypal yung on screen keyboard kagaya sa Citibank website para mas secure kaysa sa keyboard mismo magtatype e di ba may key loggers virus.

  20. My account was limited by Paypal as well. PAYPAL SUCKS BIG TIME. Better alternatives are:

    Amazon Payments
    Google Checkout

    I love Amazon Payments. I’ve just tried Moneybookers and they’re cool. I love Google but I haven’t tried Checkout.

    God save us all from that evil Satanic Nazi – Paypal.

  21. Phi Hong says:

    I had got my PayPal account limited too. They do nothing to help you get it reinstated. I wanted to see if it is safe to hire Auction Essistance to help me create a new PayPal account?

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