How to avoid/minimize Paypal account being frozen?

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I've tried to find PayPal alternatives, but I just don't like a lot of what I see. It seems like you have to jump through too many hoops. I want to use my PayPal business account to put up my first product based WSO, but I've heard horror stories of people getting their accounts froze. My question is how often does this really happen? Is there anything I can do in order to avoid/minimize the chances of it happening to me? I've had this account for years and years.
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  • Profile picture of the author Steve B
    Originally Posted by pheonix44 View Post

    Is there anything I can do in order to avoid/minimize the chances of it happening to me?

    Yes, there is.

    Play by the rules and don't break the Paypal terms of service.

    Things can always go wrong but it's useless to worry about stuff you can't control.

    Steve
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  • Profile picture of the author pheonix44
    "play by the rules"


    I don't see anyway I could break them.
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  • Profile picture of the author tomholen
    Yepp, play by the rules....do not get into too many disputes with customers and you should be fine. I have had my account for many many years without any problems.
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  • Profile picture of the author JC Web
    Read their Terms thoroughly and abide by them.
    Use a business, not personal account.
    Get your account verified.
    Call them beforehand if you expect an unusual influx of money.
    Provide all paperwork they request as soon as possible.
    Treat your customers right (although refunds and chargebacks can't be completely eliminated, they should be minimal).
    Be transparent in all your dealings.
    Don't associate your account with suspect companies or you will also come under suspicion.
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    • Profile picture of the author jorgemv
      Originally Posted by JC Web View Post

      Read their Terms thoroughly and abide by them.
      Use a business, not personal account.
      Get your account verified.
      Call them beforehand if you expect an unusual influx of money.
      Provide all paperwork they request as soon as possible.
      Treat your customers right (although refunds and chargebacks can't be completely eliminated, they should be minimal).
      Be transparent in all your dealings.
      Don't associate your account with suspect companies or you will also come under suspicion.
      I, too, soon expect to start depositing larger amounts of money than Paypal is used to seeing from me; to this point, practically nothing. How do you call them? I had thought that it was impossible to speak to these people; like trying to "call" Google and complain.
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      • Profile picture of the author JC Web
        Originally Posted by jorgemv View Post

        I, too, soon expect to start depositing larger amounts of money than Paypal is used to seeing from me; to this point, practically nothing. How do you call them? I had thought that it was impossible to speak to these people; like trying to "call" Google and complain.
        Paypal makes it quite easy to contact them. You can simply click on the Contact link in Paypal. I will make it even easier. Login to your account and then here is the direct link to their number: https://www.paypal.com/selfhelp/contact/call
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        • Profile picture of the author jorgemv
          Originally Posted by JC Web View Post

          Paypal makes it quite easy to contact them. You can simply click on the Contact link in Paypal. I will make it even easier. Login to your account and then here is the direct link to their number: https://www.paypal.com/selfhelp/contact/call
          Many thanks, JC, it doesn't seem like it could be any easier.
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