My $100 stucked in Paypal for 2 Years??

@mariahhh (1328)
United Arab Emirates
September 26, 2011 1:38am CST
I was still a newbie when I made my account in Paypal two years ago. I didn't know anything about it; the rules, everything. I made an account the way I signed up for other websites ( like Facebook, Twitter). I didn't put my real name, and I put USA as my country even if I am really from Dubai. The reason I wrote USA in every site I signed up is that, in most website, whenever I put Dubai in my country, the site will be automatically be Arabic ( I only understand English). I didn't know that Paypal is very strict ( I was a newbie). Until now, I can't get my money in Paypal. They told me I should put my card details, Social Number, and all. But I can't because the name I had written there is just like a username :(( I tried to send them an email, tell them I really am from Dubai. I even asked them to check my IP address, and they will see the truth. I even tried to tell them to refund the money from the sender because the money will be in waste if it will be stuck in paypal without anyone using it. But until now, all I receive is automated message from them. I have moved on, I will just forget about the money. But I keep on remembering when I see my earnings here in myLot.LOL
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17 responses
• United States
26 Sep 11
It never pays to withhold the truth on a website like Paypal...I really don't know how to help you. I have never seen a real way to talk to someone. I've never seen a phone number to Paypal or a direct email address that will be answered by a human. I realize you didn't know.. but I'm wondering how you thought you would get your money without connecting it to a card or to a bank that has your real name on it. I hope you can get your money.. that's a lot of money to waste.
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@mariahhh (1328)
• United Arab Emirates
27 Sep 11
Hi PointlessQuestions :) Yes, they are all automated response. I was going to connect my bank account in Paypal. I guess the main problem is that I was not aware that the name you type in their site cannot be changed once you submit it. I guess it's okay now. Two years had passed. I'm moving on. :P
• India
27 Sep 11
Hmm I guess you are doing well after that incident :P I will be happy if you share how you earn. Coz we all are here to earn. In India they have some policy to auto withdraw all amount from Paypal account to bank daily
@mariahhh (1328)
• United Arab Emirates
27 Sep 11
Hi ayushgupta :) Yes, I heard about the auto withdraw of your money in Paypal if you are from India. I think it's a good feature. I hope they will also introduce it in my country. I earn from being a tutor online. I teach Physics. :)
@varier (5699)
• Indonesia
26 Sep 11
I am really sorry to hear that, but I think there's no way to claim that big money as you already break their Terms of Services.. But I glad that you already moved on and forget about the money. (I guess it was really hard, OMG $100 XD) At least now we can take a lesson from this incident; even we are newbie, we have to read and follow the TOS if we don't want to lose our account. :) I wish you can get a greater substitute for that $100 in the future. Cheers.
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@mariahhh (1328)
• United Arab Emirates
27 Sep 11
Hi Varier, Yes, it was really hard the first time I realized I cannot change my name in Paypal, and I can't connect a bank account. But it was two years ago and I had moved on. I have a work now and I'm earning so much more. So it's okay now. :) Thanks a lot for your response. I really feel happy when you respond to my discussions. Cos I can always see your avatar. So cute! :))
@varier (5699)
• Indonesia
27 Sep 11
I wonder what will Paypal do with the money from members that they "banned". Maybe they just seize it? Ah, okay, maybe I just should forgot about it :). And for real, I am really glad when someone else also like my avatar . I like it too! I love cat! I hope this avatar may entertain people a bit... :")
@mariahhh (1328)
• United Arab Emirates
27 Sep 11
Yes, I am also wondering what will happen with the money. I even asked them to refund the money to the sender so someone can use the money. But as usual, I received an automated response. LOL. I love cats, too. Don't ever change your avatar! :))
@laydee (12814)
• Philippines
26 Sep 11
I have questions regarding the account. You see, I have been here for a long time now and I have never reached $100.00. Further, you know that paypal is a legit site and you need real information for those stuff, don't you? Anyhow, I am hoping for the best, but I sure hope that things would be settled soon. But yeah, for now I don't think you should expect too much, these things have legalities and you know from the start that money is involved. Good luck! have a great MyLot experience ahead!
@mariahhh (1328)
• United Arab Emirates
26 Sep 11
Hi Laydee. I never said that the money is from myLot earnings. That was 2 years ago, and I got it from some Physics forum site. It is really impossible for me to receive a hundred bucks here in myLot especially, I have been a member here for only four or five days.
@mariahhh (1328)
• United Arab Emirates
26 Sep 11
"Further, you know that paypal is a legit site and you need real information for those stuff, don't you?" -- Have you really read my post? I said I was a newbie in Paypal and didn't know anything about it, or any rules regarding the site. And yeah, I don't expect anything. As I have written. I said that I already had moved on, and is trying to forget about it.
@mariahhh (1328)
• United Arab Emirates
26 Sep 11
I really hate how someone can be rude to others, especially if they already have a problem. If you do not think you're rude, then re-read your post again.
• Philippines
26 Sep 11
Wow that is a lot.I have 11.33 in my pay pal ,but that account was not verified and did not even know about it that i have to get verified in order to sent that money to my account.. and i just make other account,and verified but the one is not so still money there and can't transfer and only if i am verified to that account..Oh ,that is a lot for me, maybe you should get it...
@mariahhh (1328)
• United Arab Emirates
26 Sep 11
I really want to get it. But their customer service sucks. Whenever I try to send them an e-mail, no real person will answer me. Only automated response. I have a new Paypal account now, and good thing it's verified. You should verify your Paypal, too. So you can withdraw your money. :)
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• Philippines
26 Sep 11
Yes ,but i have verified account too.And the only one i gt first is not.I do not know when i have to get verified that, because my atm card will not use to other one since i use it to the second account pay pal.But my money is only 11.33 usd,but waste if i will not get it.because it was from my lot payment he he.
@mariahhh (1328)
• United Arab Emirates
26 Sep 11
Yes, I hope you can get your money sooner. As for me, I do not think I will ever get my money.I will just try hard to earn hundred dollars here. :))
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26 Sep 11
mariahhh, have you thought about, sending the money to someone? and then getting them to write you a cheque? for example.. if you "sent" the money to someone, then the person would have the money in their paypal. they could then transfer it to their bank account, and either withdraw the money for you, or send you a cheque?
@mariahhh (1328)
• United Arab Emirates
26 Sep 11
Hi! I tried to do that, I also tried to use it for online shopping. But my account was limited. I can receive a money or deposit a money but I can't withdraw or send money.
• Malaysia
26 Sep 11
ah i see..maybe mariahhh ..ur not "Verified" yet by paypal..better get urself a prepaid card that able to link with paypal..then transfer al funds to the prepaid card..ask ur debit card/prepaid card provider whether they are able to be used for paypal..some cannot..
@mariahhh (1328)
• United Arab Emirates
27 Sep 11
Hi rafiholmes :) Yes it is not veried because I do not have a real name on it. I cannot change my name in paypal, and I cannot connect a bank or credit card account because of the name issue. And I also cannot transfer the money in a prepaid card because my account in Paypal is not verified. :)
• United States
27 Sep 11
Wow that must really suck. When I first opened my account with Paypal I was told by numerous sites that they were a bit strict when it came to providing accurate information. A friend of mine went to the same situation, but the information he provided was intentionally it was just an error of putting in the wrong number on his B-Date or SS# either one, and paypal give him a bit of trouble luckily after a while of attempting to resolve the problem, they did. I am sorry you lost all those earnings I know how hard you must've work to earn it.
@mariahhh (1328)
• United Arab Emirates
27 Sep 11
Hi fabsprecious. Thanks a lot for your response. :) It was really hard that time because I was the first one to use paypal in my friends and in my family. So no one gave me an advice. I learned my lesson, and I realized that they really are strict. One wrong move, and they will limit your account and will give you a hard time to fix the problem. I am just thankful that it didn't happen to me again, I earned several times with the same amount in my new paypal account. I am just really disappointed with Paypal's customer service. They don't respond to the inquiries. They just send an automated response.
• United States
27 Sep 11
I heard that their customer service department really sucks, most of the times you can't get someone to help you out either on the phone nor by e-mail, getting a response is sometimes even impossible. It's sad to hear because you know how many people have paypal accounts and how they also rely on them to provide customer service especially in a situation like yours. Luckily I haven't had any problems in which I have had to contact them for nothing and I am extremely grateful.
@mariahhh (1328)
• United Arab Emirates
28 Sep 11
Yes, two years had passed and their customer service did not improve. Good thing with my new account, they also did not give me any problems. :)
@romscabs (310)
• Philippines
26 Sep 11
Wow, 100 $ would have been a good money LOL. That is why when I signed up paypal, I use my real name. In that case when I get paid eventually in the future, I can get the money. So far I have zero on my paypal. I am hoping mylot will bring me some cash. I cannot wait for my first pay on mylot!
@mariahhh (1328)
• United Arab Emirates
26 Sep 11
haha! Yes, I was really stupid before :) I didn't know anything about Paypal and all about Internet and computers. But I have learned my lesson and I had earned from some sites that I joined with a new Paypal account of course. ;) I hope I can cash out in myLot too. Good luck to us. :D
@romscabs (310)
• Philippines
27 Sep 11
I wish we can make good money on mylot in particular. I am close to 1 dollar hahahahaha
@mariahhh (1328)
• United Arab Emirates
27 Sep 11
haha. Me too. I hope I can cash out after a month. Or better, after a week. :)
• India
27 Sep 11
see this is what happens when you try to cheat. they cheat you back. now you are stuck. imagine that 100$ in your bank for 2yrs. it would have definitely grow. but you loose just coz of a simple mistake.
@mariahhh (1328)
• United Arab Emirates
27 Sep 11
FYI, I did not try to cheat. If you read the whole responses here, there are people who are not comfortable to give their name online. A person not giving her name online doesn't mean you're a cheater, right? A coulpe of months after that happened, I created a new Paypal account and I earned that same amount several times, so I had moved on. It is only $100 my dear, it will not grow that much in a bank. :)
@Hatley (164640)
• Garden Grove, California
27 Sep 11
well really you should have come clean as the admins at paypal really are very helpful so then they would show you what to do. I know as I was new on my lot and on PayPal and did not know how to connect my online bank account with my paypal account so I could deposit my earnings from mylot into my bank account., the nice lady admins showed me every step of the way so they will help just be completely honest with them then it will get worked out.I would go back and try again only be very honest about everything and ask for help to be walked through the procedure. let us know how you fared.
@mariahhh (1328)
• United Arab Emirates
27 Sep 11
Hi Hatley :) Are you talking about myLot or paypal admin? Because no one will be able to contact the admin in Paypal. They will never answer you. If you send them an e-mail, they will only give send you and automated response. :)
• Singapore
27 Sep 11
This is an unfortunate situation. Yes, there are times when I put in a fake name to sign up for websites, but I don't normally put a fake country of residence, maybe because our country do not have much restrictions like those in India or China or other parts of the world. Have you asked how you can withdraw the money from Paypal in your situation? Ask them and see what they say about it. Maybe there is a way out.
@mariahhh (1328)
• United Arab Emirates
27 Sep 11
Hi :) Yes, in my case, the language will automatically be Arabic. I actually did not know that it will only happen to some sites. LOL I tried to contact them several times. But the only answer I receive is automated. No real human will answer you if you tried to mail them.
@syoti20 (5295)
• Philippines
27 Sep 11
IS your paypal account already a verified member if not then you must process that. " But I can't because the name I had written there is just like a username" Username in where? In your credit card? Or in your paypal account? If you like to be serious in receiving your money in Paypal act as one. Use your real name, real details. My advise is create another paypal account this time use your real details. Then send your earnings to your new created paypal account. Then process your card to be link on your paypal account, AGAIN, with real details.
@mariahhh (1328)
• United Arab Emirates
27 Sep 11
Hi syoti20 :) The main problem was I did not know that I can never change my name in Paypal. I already have a new paypal account where I receive the same amount several times. But I will not be able to transfer my money from my old account to the new one because the first account was limited. Because you see, it cannot be verified because I cannot connect a bank account because my it is not my real name. I don't have any hope that I will ever get that money back. It was two years ago and I had moved on. :)
• United States
26 Sep 11
i dont blame you for putting a false name on your account i usually use a fake name when i sign up for something too i know it is just a name and maybe i am over reacting but i am not always comfortable with strangers from across the world knowing my real name i dont want to make it any easier for them to do something stupid there are so many con artists out there but if you were planning on giving your bank account information to paypal dont you think that information is more important than you username if you were giving out the bank information it dosent matter if they know your name or not
@mariahhh (1328)
• United Arab Emirates
26 Sep 11
Yes, for me it is very hard to put your real name in a website. I feel like it is very personal. I was a newbie in Paypal that is why I did not know that I cannot change the name anymore. If I did know, then I will put my real name in Paypal. :(
@rafiholmes (2897)
• Malaysia
26 Sep 11
so easy... u can send that US$100 to your bank account in dubai..just fill the form in paypal..with account number..it will transfer the money to ur account within 4days.. or u also can send it to your credit card.. so easy.. u must select WITHDRAW in your paypal..so easy..
@mariahhh (1328)
• United Arab Emirates
26 Sep 11
Hi! I can't do that because my account is limited. The information that I've originally sent to them like name and country cannot be changed. That is why I can only transfer it to my bank account if it is based in the USA.
• India
26 Sep 11
Hey, instead of trying to get the money as cash, you can try to buy some things from ebay or amazon or some other eshops. I think if you are making a purchase, paypal does not ask unnecessary questions, and in this way, you will be able to spend your money, Try it.
@mariahhh (1328)
• United Arab Emirates
26 Sep 11
I cannot use it to buy online. My account is very limited because I did not submit the necessary details that they are asking me. I had tried it several times, but I will always receive an error.
@daeckardt (6245)
• United States
12 Nov 11
Does that mean you can't even send the money to another account? Obviously, they aren't going to respond to you since they keep sending automated messages. I guess now you will start using legitimate information when signing up for accounts. Sorry this happened to you.
@hedblast (123)
• Singapore
11 Oct 11
hi i was wondering if you could let me use the money in your acc? :) i will pay you a sum if i can use it? :) is it ok with you? :)
@aeiou78 (3457)
• Malaysia
6 Oct 11
In your situation, I advise you to finish up all of the money in your paypal account by doing online purchase. Firstly, you should try to open a new paypal account by using any of your family's members particulars. You can perform a money transferring from your old account to your new account. If the first proposal is not workable, you should utilize all of your paypal balance to performance online purchase. Hopefully, you will resolve your problem.