I write free software. My free software has a "donate" link that goes to the PayPal donation page. The idiots at PayPal froze my account since I couldn't prove 501(c) exemption (which I don't have - and more to the point, never claimed to!) and insist that it's "illegal" to receive donations unless you're a registered non-profit with 501(c) IRS clearance. All this happened when I changed the name of the account from my name to the name of my website (because I didn't want my name on the payment page), bringing to their attention my site and PayPal account.

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Created by stargrave 13 years 26 weeks ago – Made popular 13 years 26 weeks ago
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spanky's picture


13 years 26 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago


Paypal is a criminal organization

How come people seem so surprised when this happens to them, don't they read the contracts? Have they never heard of these things happening before? I mean this is what you read of daily. Palpal screws everybody. This is like dealing with the mob and then whining you got ripped...

I sure hope the wonderful people at paypal have a lot of fun with all your money.

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13 years 26 weeks 10 hours 33 min ago


Everyone knows it, too

Remember when eBay tried to force everyone to use it exclusively. It caused the biggest revolt eBay's ever seen.

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