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Squeller
post Jan 1 2010, 12:54
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Axon
post Jan 3 2010, 13:45
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Let me restate my post in less politic terms:

If you are committing tax fraud, do not blame PayPal for not letting it happen on their watch.

My post wasn't really intending to convey a request to assist, merely to inform. I don't know nearly enough about the specifics of the situation, and I really do want PayPal to be in the wrong here, but the scope of unknown information allows potential situations in which PayPal's behavior is somewhere between "more or less justified" and "required by law". It also allows many more situations where PayPal is merely acting like the jerks we already know they are. Just sayin'.

Regardless, none of this should be discussed further in a public forum. Talk to a CPA, kids.
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post Jan 8 2010, 11:39
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QUOTE (Axon @ Jan 3 2010, 14:45) *
Let me restate my post in less politic terms:

If you are committing tax fraud, do not blame PayPal for not letting it happen on their watch.

Talk to a CPA, kids.

My, aren't we the unsolicited-ly preachy type. What, pray tell, was it that forced your hand in accusing Peter of fraud, exactly?
Was it the "I can't go to bed yet, people are wrong on the internet" xkcd? Or just 'general' defensiveness? Because your aggression towards anyone suggesting Paypal might just be an unregulated company which can just do whatever it wants if it so desires, (You do realise that Paypal is not accredited as a bank in the US, right?) considering it is utterly unclear to which authority you should report them if they are doing something you don't think they have the right to do, nor how that would help you get your money back, seems rather unwarranted otherwise.
Similarly your extrapolation from a single anecdote to a "generally true" conclusion was pretty painful to read, but that may just be my own fault, in unrealistically demanding you to be rigorous. In any case, it would've been better for you not to have posted that, especially the paternalistic claptrap at the end. It does your standing here very little good, so I hope your feeling of satisfaction at having been able to spout your opinion makes up for that.

Anyway, I'm sort of annoyed to see that Paypal can still pull this kind of thing off.. It's been at least 5 years since I first saw people reporting stuff like this, so I would've hoped that someone could've gotten through to some oversight agency to make them demand Paypal become more transparent.
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- Squeller   "The donation button has been removed ..."   Jan 1 2010, 12:54
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- - Shemuel   It's called sending your credit card details t...   Jan 1 2010, 21:16
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|- - kyrio   QUOTE (Zarggg @ Jan 1 2010, 23:26) 4chan ...   Jan 2 2010, 20:31
- - Yirkha   PayPal decided that Peter was a nonprofit organiza...   Jan 1 2010, 23:44
- - Zarggg   Ouch. Yeah, that's a different story all toget...   Jan 2 2010, 02:05
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|- - foosion   QUOTE (Robertina @ Jan 2 2010, 03:37) Pay...   Jan 2 2010, 15:37
|- - Robertina   QUOTE (foosion @ Jan 2 2010, 03:37) PayPa...   Jan 2 2010, 17:31
- - shakey_snake   Sometimes I think it would be safer to route my mo...   Jan 2 2010, 03:42
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- - Peter   The donation experiment was interesting and the in...   Jan 2 2010, 16:36
|- - Xezzy   I guess Peter answered this: QUOTE I might try thi...   Jan 6 2010, 15:26
|- - Gambit   QUOTE (Xezzy @ Jan 6 2010, 15:26) I guess...   Jan 25 2010, 12:50
- - DasFox   PayPal has been pulling this crap for years, I...   Jan 2 2010, 23:36
- - AtaqueEG   Damn. I only gave 5 bucks a couple of weeks ago. I...   Jan 3 2010, 04:33
- - Axon   I mentioned this story to my wife and - surprising...   Jan 3 2010, 05:48
|- - twcinnh   QUOTE (Axon @ Jan 3 2010, 00:48) I mentio...   Jan 3 2010, 06:20
||- - Alexander Ostuni   Do a google search for pigs fly: Results 1-10 out ...   Jan 3 2010, 08:02
||- - twcinnh   QUOTE (Alexander Ostuni @ Jan 3 2010, 03...   Jan 3 2010, 16:17
|- - Robertina   QUOTE (Axon @ Jan 2 2010, 17:48) I mentio...   Jan 3 2010, 08:32
|- - Yirkha   QUOTE (Axon @ Jan 3 2010, 05:48) ... she ...   Jan 3 2010, 13:31
|- - Robertina   QUOTE (Axon @ Jan 2 2010, 17:48) what Pay...   Jan 4 2010, 13:34
- - Peter   Let me clarify: I'm not interested in using P...   Jan 3 2010, 11:24
|- - AtaqueEG   QUOTE (Peter @ Jan 3 2010, 05:24) Let me ...   Jan 4 2010, 04:58
- - Robertina    The incisive tone of my post apparently was not c...   Jan 3 2010, 13:21
- - kyrio   I haven't personally used them more than makin...   Jan 3 2010, 13:29
- - Axon   Let me restate my post in less politic terms: If...   Jan 3 2010, 13:45
|- - kode54   QUOTE (Axon @ Jan 3 2010, 04:45) If you a...   Jan 3 2010, 16:32
|- - boombaard   QUOTE (Axon @ Jan 3 2010, 14:45) Let me r...   Jan 8 2010, 11:39
- - kyrio   I stopped reading after "tax fraud".   Jan 3 2010, 14:04
|- - DasFox   QUOTE (kyrio @ Jan 3 2010, 08:04) I stopp...   Jan 12 2010, 22:04
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- - Zamana   Which are the alternatives?   Jan 3 2010, 17:07
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