Joined: 11 Dec 06
29 Jun 07 12:33 am
PayPal are very user friendly but their support is not too hot - probably because they are so big (part of eBay organisation).
The reason PayPal have outgrown everyone else is because of their security measures. They move fast on anything suspicious and go to extra lengths to establish their users ID. To get anyone to trade with you using PayPal you will need to be address verified and account verified.
They will deposit two amounts of a few cents into your bank account and you have to let them know how much, to prove it is your account.
You will be sent a letter in the mail with a code number and you have to log on and give then that code number back to prove your address. In the event of something suss, they will phone you, so the correct phone number is important. I am in Melbourne Australia and have received a phone call from PayPal when I reported a scammer on eBay.
The problem with PayPal is that once they think you are a bit suss, you are screwed for weeks or even months while they make their minds up.
You need to go through your local PayPal office and make sure the country you enter is correct. Add your phone number with no spaces. If that fails, are you adding (or should have added) an area code?