This is terrible!! Paypal is reversing payments for Indians...happened to me ...

@kiran8 (14858)
Mangalore, India
February 5, 2010 9:18am CST
Friends there is going to be trouble when we receive payment from mylot later this month. paypal has reversed payment and not accepting payment for Indians from any source....It happened to me yesterday when Factoidz sent my monthly earnings to paypal and they promptly sent it back and below I have given the gist of the letter sent to me by them... .....[b]We reversed this payment because we have stopped allowing personal payments to be sent to or from India. If this was a payment for a purchase of goods or services, and not a personal payment, then you may contact the buyer and have him or her resend the payment as follows: (a) click the Send Money tab, (b) select "Goods," and (c) provide a shipping address. If this payment was a personal payment such as a gift, then we have requested that the sender find another payment method until we restore personal payments to and from India. We are trying to resolve this issue as quickly as possible and we're sorry for any inconvenience.[/b] So, I am wondering what is going to happen to our payments here and elsewhere? Mylot has no alertpay facilities as far as I know so.... lets hope that things get resolved and we are not put into any difficulties because of this sudden change of policy by paypal...
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@drakesuyat (1064)
• Philippines
6 Feb 10
oh im not from india but i encountered the same problem recently. that could be alarming to me as well. anyway i'll try to wait for my payment here if it will be accepted or not. gosh cant wait to know it. thanks for the info
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@kiran8 (14858)
• Mangalore, India
6 Feb 10
Hi drake, so hat happened when you encountered the problem? did it get sorted out? and are things alright now with your account...where are you from? I think this new rule is only for accounts held in India...all the best
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• Philippines
7 Feb 10
actually this happened to me last jan17 to be exact. i got an email from paypal clearing the issue. i tried to resolve it but it was reversed still. although until now, im still waiting for the result. im from the philippines and one of my friend here which is from canada(if not mistaken) experienced the same thing. whew just hope this thing will be resolve in time.
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@kiran8 (14858)
• Mangalore, India
7 Feb 10
You mean t say that your problem has not been resolved until now.So what other opton are you using? Because mylot pays only through paypal as far as I know...
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@dpk262006 (53850)
• Delhi, India
5 Feb 10
Hi Kiran! It appears really a disheartening news to us. It means that our earnings from mylot are not going to be credited to paypal account and if mylot sends our earnings to paypal, we will not be able to withdraw it?
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@Sreekala (18782)
• India
6 Feb 10
Hi Kiran, I came to know about this from mylot only. The letter which sent by Papal is assuring that they will restore the service at the earliest. I also reached payout in mylot now I have doubt about the payment. They will send payment within 3-4 days it may create problem I think. I am really confused now. I am not sure whether mylot is sending the money as personal or business options, if it is personal then we don’t get the money.
@kalav56 (11503)
• India
6 Feb 10
Sree ! mylot normally sends it from wasingertec is'n't it? We will wait and see.Your message about their email is reassuring.THEY willl soon sort it out.
@kiran8 (14858)
• Mangalore, India
6 Feb 10
Hi Sreekala, I too had reached payout this moth , however I increased my minimum payout tioday to $ 25 so that the money does not get credited. I would rather wait and see for sometime.One thing reassuring is that apparently this had happened a couple of years go and it was sorted out and things were back to normal, so lets hope for the best ...
@bamrahkirti (1819)
• India
6 Feb 10
Hi Kiran This has happened with me too.My money from trekpay has been reversed.Moreover i have requested withdrawal of funds from paypal on 4/2/2010 and i got an email that they are not making payments to Indian Banks as of now.I am worried.Our hard earned money is going to be wasted. I hope that things get resolved and we get our payments in time.
@kalav56 (11503)
• India
6 Feb 10
HI Kirti! Did you send them any emial?I have sent an email to paypal and if I hear something I'll tell you.You have withdrawn money on 4th you have written.Wait for 5 to 7 days and please let us know.
@kiran8 (14858)
• Mangalore, India
6 Feb 10
Hi krti, kala, there is no problem with withdrawal of money or transfer from paypal account to our bank accounts. It is just that they are not accepting any payment into the account from out side sources hich means we cannot claim our earnings from any of the sites including mylot. i dont see any other option here. They pay only through paypal....
@skysuccess (8882)
• Singapore
7 Feb 10
kiran8, As the letter already stated that it is a glitch and that they are working to resolve the issue and have the personal account transactions reinstated, so I do not think there's much you can do except wait for them to reinstate it again. On the hindsight, since these online payment processors' arbitrary issues can result in suspension of services and even complete pull outs without any legal obligations to any country's governmental laws, I would advise against leaving substantial balances in your accounts and that you do periodical withdrawals on your account. Take care and have a nice day. Read more: http://www.techcrunch.com/2010/02/05/paypal-halts-india/
@kiran8 (14858)
• Mangalore, India
7 Feb 10
Hi skysuccess, thanks a lot for your response and advise. i agree with you about not leaving substantial balance in paypal account. In fact I had just got almost all my money transferred to my bank account a week ago. the money is yet to be credited though....will have to wait and see.I suppose things will work out since they have a lot to loose if they do this since there are so many Indians holding paypal accounts...all the best and happy mylotting
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@kalav56 (11503)
• India
6 Feb 10
We will wait and see Kiran.I too have some money in my account and I have postponed withdrawing it.If thsi gets unnnecesarily reversed from our bank account then we will have to pay a penalty too.
@kiran8 (14858)
• Mangalore, India
6 Feb 10
Hi kala, I got some money sent from my paypal account to my bank account and the transaction went through without any problem like before, it is only not accepting any payment from other sources into your account...Lets hope for the best..
5 Feb 10
Obviously something has alerted Paypal to some dubious activities, not on your account, but in general for them to take this action. I can sympathise as I have had my fair share of issues with Paypal over the years and try to avoid using them wehre I can. I hope they resolve things quickly and restore this facility so you do get your payments without any issue.
• India
5 Feb 10
Is this happen ...its very bad news dear..what will we do now? IS their any complaint department in payapal
@kiran8 (14858)
• Mangalore, India
5 Feb 10
Hi danish, Yes it has happened.I am not sure if paypal is going to listen to our complaints, but it is still worth trying. Let me try to mail them and see whether they will bother at all....thanks a lot for your response , all te best...