I am so totally curious and it's all JJ's fault............

A house I thought looked cool back in the day when I still roamed the county to take pictures
@rebelann (85627)
El Paso, Texas
January 8, 2020 3:21pm CST
Yes it is. I saw a post by JJ about people following dead people. So I started thinking that I've been responding to a lot of really old posts lately so I'm actually helping some dead people earn more money. Now for the real question ..... are you ready for it?? What does Paypal do with the money that dead people earn?
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@Juliaacv (55590)
• Canada
8 Jan 20
I have never thought of that. I'll bet that JJ has though, we'll have to wait and see if he responds.
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@rebelann (85627)
• El Paso, Texas
8 Jan 20
If he's not too busy he might. He does have to cater to Scar after all.
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@Juliaacv (55590)
• Canada
8 Jan 20
@rebelann He'll eventually make it onto the site and chime in.
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@rebelann (85627)
• El Paso, Texas
8 Jan 20
We'll see @Juliaacv
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@myklj999 (58169)
• Olney, Illinois
8 Jan 20
Those people probably don't have a PayPal email on file here anymore.
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@rebelann (85627)
• El Paso, Texas
8 Jan 20
Hmmm, are we required to resubmit our email every so often?
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@myklj999 (58169)
• Olney, Illinois
8 Jan 20
@rebelann Most of those really old discussions are the 'old' myLot. Unless that person has been active since 2015 myLot won't have their PayPal address.
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@rebelann (85627)
• El Paso, Texas
9 Jan 20
And yet I've gotten responses from at least 2 members who've been out of circulation long before 2015 @myklj999 Now I'm wondering how that happened.
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@thelme55 (70360)
• Germany
8 Jan 20
That is a good question. I have not thought about that. I want to know the answer, too.
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@rebelann (85627)
• El Paso, Texas
8 Jan 20
JJ might have the right idea, perhaps they no longer have an email address here.
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@thelme55 (70360)
• Germany
8 Jan 20
@rebelann perhaps.
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@snowy22315 (115198)
• United States
9 Jan 20
Hmmm good question! I suppose they close accounts if there hasnt been activity in them for a year or so..who knows? I responded to one a few days ago that was from 2008. I am sure that person has long ago left mylot.
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@rebelann (85627)
• El Paso, Texas
10 Jan 20
I've been finding and commenting on responses posted in 2006, 2007 and so on. It's neat reading about what people were up to back then.
• United States
8 Jan 20
if'n they don't know those folks've perished, i reckon those funds jest sit there.
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@rebelann (85627)
• El Paso, Texas
9 Jan 20
You're right. If I were admin I'd rake in the goodies.
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@rakski (92346)
• Philippines
8 Jan 20
No idea. ahaha
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@rebelann (85627)
• El Paso, Texas
8 Jan 20
Yeah, me either
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@porwest (45290)
• United States
10 Jan 20
That's an interesting question. I think I read somewhere that after a certain amount of time MyLot simply expires the balance even if the person is alive but simply has been inactive for a long period of time. Not sure what the ansewer is, although I am sure JJ knows.
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• San Jose, California
10 Jan 20
It is good if they dont because what if someone forgets their login info?
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@rebelann (85627)
• El Paso, Texas
10 Jan 20
I'm not sure Mylot would do that
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@porwest (45290)
• United States
12 Jan 20
@rebelann I think they do. I can't remember where I read it, but I thought that at some point MyLot confiscates the money from inactive accounts. @myklj999 any thoughts?
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@DianneN (229175)
• United States
8 Jan 20
That is a very good question! I never thought about that, and now you have me wondering, too. I’m sure JJ will find the answer for you.
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@DianneN (229175)
• United States
9 Jan 20
@rebelann They probably never cancelled them if their deaths were sudden.
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@rebelann (85627)
• El Paso, Texas
9 Jan 20
Exactly @DianneN Plus, for those like me who'd even know they had a paypal account or were on Mylot. I've tried telling my friends about all that I do online but they think I'm kidding.
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@DianneN (229175)
• United States
9 Jan 20
@rebelann The only ones who know I do things online are hubs, my younger son, and my brother. Hubs wants me off. My son wants me off. And my brother thinks it’s a great little hobby for me.
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@much2say (49294)
• Los Angeles, California
8 Jan 20
Ohhh, I didn't even think of that. Surely there must be a lot of accounts at PayPal that could potentially be sitting there as the person passed on - and they haven't been notified.
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@rebelann (85627)
• El Paso, Texas
8 Jan 20
I wonder if Paypal is aware of this or, for that matter, is admin aware?
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@rebelann (85627)
• El Paso, Texas
14 Jan 20
That's what I was thinking @much2say My paypal is connected to my bank account so those who know which bank I am with will know to tell them at least.
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@much2say (49294)
• Los Angeles, California
18 Jan 20
@rebelann I keep thinking I should make a list of things that need to be taken care of in case I leave this planet .
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@Gillygirl (43123)
• Sutton, England
8 Jan 20
I hadn't thought of this. I guess the Paypal account would lay dormant
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@rebelann (85627)
• El Paso, Texas
9 Jan 20
I remember a savings account I had with some credit union then I forgot about it for a while but when I remembered and went to ask about my account they told me they took the money to pay the fees.
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@Gillygirl (43123)
• Sutton, England
9 Jan 20
@rebelann That must have been disappointing
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• San Jose, California
9 Jan 20
I think the address or phone number it is listed under would be contacted.
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@florelway (17580)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
8 Jan 20
Maybe PayPal like bank will treat the account as dormant.
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@rebelann (85627)
• El Paso, Texas
8 Jan 20
That is quite possible.
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@rebelann (85627)
• El Paso, Texas
9 Jan 20
Yes, I am responding to a lot of old posts and commenting on really old responses @florelway I'm sure some have parted ways with this life since then which I did consider when I started looking up the old posts.
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@florelway (17580)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
10 Jan 20
@rebelann as much as possible I do not respond to old posts especially if I don't see the writer anymore recently. i just concentrate on recent activities.
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@Tampa_girl7 (45759)
• United States
8 Jan 20
I'm not sure. That's a good question.
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@rebelann (85627)
• El Paso, Texas
9 Jan 20
I wonder how banks deal with dormant accounts. One credit union I once belonged to took what little I had in my account to pay fees because I'd forgotten I had the account.
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@Tampa_girl7 (45759)
• United States
9 Jan 20
@rebelann that's not good.
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@rebelann (85627)
• El Paso, Texas
9 Jan 20
I wondered about that too @Tampa_girl7 I moved and didn't anymore statements from them then one day I went through really old papers and found a really old statement. Well, it was only $5 but still that was my money.
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@Alexandoy (66118)
• Cainta, Philippines
8 Jan 20
Paypal probably earns from that money since it is with them. Anyway, I seem to be missing someone here or I'd say 2 of them who are into dialysis treatment.
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@rebelann (85627)
• El Paso, Texas
9 Jan 20
Maybe they're just busy with real world issues.
@Alexandoy (66118)
• Cainta, Philippines
9 Jan 20
@rebelann maybe so but the other girl has been more than a month away, I already forgot her name. The other one is Bhem, she was here before Christmas.
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@rebelann (85627)
• El Paso, Texas
9 Jan 20
Remember, lots of people took long holidays to be with family for Christmas and New Years, she might still come back @Alexandoy
@JudyEv (247317)
• Bunbury, Australia
8 Jan 20
You'll keep me awake worrying about this now.
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@rebelann (85627)
• El Paso, Texas
9 Jan 20
All you have to do is give paypal the order that upon your passing your son should inherit the account. I think that's how they do that ..... oh good grief, how is Ally gonna access her account when I'm gone?
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@JudyEv (247317)
• Bunbury, Australia
9 Jan 20
@rebelann Thanks for that information. I didn't know that. And poor Ally! You'll have to make other arrangements.
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@rebelann (85627)
• El Paso, Texas
9 Jan 20
You're right @JudyEv I should order paypal to use my funds, if there are any, to purchase dog food and send it to her.
• Austin, Texas
8 Jan 20
Not sure. But I do know HUBPages allows writers to be able to send earnings to a designated person. I'm not sure how it's done. But I know HUBPages uses PayPal to pay me.
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@rebelann (85627)
• El Paso, Texas
9 Jan 20
I wonder how that works. So many lotters are elderly and simply disappear and no one seems to know what happened to them.
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• Austin, Texas
9 Jan 20
@rebelann - I know. There is an elderly man from China I enjoy chatting with and I have not heard from him in a while. Hope he's OK.
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@rebelann (85627)
• El Paso, Texas
10 Jan 20
I hope he's simply gone on holiday and will be back @cmoneyspinner
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@LeaPea2417 (31138)
• Toccoa, Georgia
9 Jan 20
I never thought about that. I did think once about people who are still alive but haven't been on here for a long time, if they are earning anything.
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@rebelann (85627)
• El Paso, Texas
10 Jan 20
I'm not sure about that. I know that if I respond to a post and the poster comments on my response then we both earn a fraction of a penny.
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• San Jose, California
10 Jan 20
I don't really think about either.I don't think it really matters.
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@Aquitaine24 (9086)
• San Jose, California
9 Jan 20
I went to Jjs discussion and there was no place to respond.
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@rebelann (85627)
• El Paso, Texas
10 Jan 20
Really? Hmmm, well I haven't a clue what to tell you.
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• San Jose, California
10 Jan 20
@rebelann Neiher do I.
@andriaperry (114496)
• Anniston, Alabama
9 Jan 20
I have only been around long enough to know a couple of them. I don`t see their posts.
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@rebelann (85627)
• El Paso, Texas
10 Jan 20
I search for things and sometimes I can get the system to carry me back to 2006
• San Jose, California
10 Jan 20
@rebelann That can very interesting.Have times changed since then?
@JLHolley (122)
• Visalia, California
9 Jan 20
It would be a blessing to pass and still bring in revenue even if it were pennies on the dollars. When my mother passed she was neck deep in debt.
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• San Jose, California
9 Jan 20
That is a good way to look at it.
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@rebelann (85627)
• El Paso, Texas
10 Jan 20
I hope you weren't responsible for her debt.
• United States
9 Jan 20
Hello hope your day is super Rebel.
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@rebelann (85627)
• El Paso, Texas
10 Jan 20
Thank you, I'm having more fun now that the weather isn't as cold. I really hate the cold.