Monday, October 22, 2007

How Do I Contact PayPal? What is Paypal Phone Number?

If you have some problem with your PayPal transaction, you can either contact Paypal via phone or email.

Or you just call them
1) (650) 864-8000,
2) toll free
(888) 221-1161
automated phone number is 402-935-7733

What Is Paypal Fax Number?

This is PayPal fax number +1-402-537-5731

I Want to Open A Paypal Account But I Don't Have A Credit Card

Many banks nowadays offer Visa/Mastercard debit card. You can use Visa/Mastercard Debit card if you don't have a credit card.

Public Bank Visa Electron Debit Card
For Malaysia users, you can go to any Public Bank branches to apply a Visa Electron Debit card. It has the Online banking features whereby you can get your Paypal expanded number

Ambank Mastercard Debit Card
Just drop by any Ambank outlet or 7-11 in Bangsar to grab one. You need to register to use it.

PayPal Problem: Customer Chargeback Their Credit Card After I have Shipped The Goods

Situation: I shipped the goods to customer, but customer chargebacked their credit card, I lost both my goods and money.

My advice: Always make sure your Paypal doesn't have too much money in it. Paypal is not going to bear the losses, you do. Any chargeback cases will take at least few months to investigate.

PayPal Problem: My Paypal Account Is Limited? How To Unlimit/Unfreeze My PayPal Account?

If your PayPal account is limited, you can either
1) Submit the necessary documents required by Paypal
- if you are unable to do so, you can call them up to explain. Sometime it works, sometime it doesn't.

2). Or wait for 6 months, then you have the option to withdraw to your local bank

Alternative To Paypal

Other than Paypal, the most popular and reliable Internet merchant account providers I can think of are

How Do I Withdraw From My Paypal Account

Many PayPal account holders have not means to withdraw their Paypal fund until recently Oct 07 PayPal decides that certain countries can withdraw to their Visa credit/debit card (sorry no mastercard)

PayPal Withdrawal Method 1: Withdraw to your Visa debit/credit card
For Malaysia users, it is confirmed that you can withdraw to your Public Visa Electron Debit card

PayPal Withdrawal Method 2: Withdraw to your USA bank account
You can either open a USA bank account online without going to USA with
a). Etrade
c) (only works with US/EU countries)

LATEST: Etrade doesn't give out any debit card anymore.

PayPal Withdrawal Method 3: You can exchange your Paypal for other e-currency like E-gold then to national currency

How To Avoid My Paypal Account From Being Limited

1. Don't accept too much money from your new Paypal account. Keep you monthly transaction well below USD1000 per month.

2. If you have to accept more than USD1000 per month, than open up another Paypal account under your friend's name

3. If you have more than 2 Paypal accounts, DON'T EVER USE THE SAME IP TO LOG ON YOUR ACCOUNT. Do the below
- Always use different IP by disconnecting and re-connecting your Internet connection
- Clear your Internet caches/history

4. Don't try to fool Paypal by using Internet proxy to mask your IP. Your account will be limited by Paypal in no time.