Selling WSO with new PayPal account. Chances of account getting frozen?

by IMBotz
12 replies
Hey guys,

I am about to sell my first WSO. I am going to use a new PayPal account.

What are the chances of it getting frozen, if the WSO takes off?

Are there any measures I can take to prevent the account from being frozen?

About the account:
This is a 8 months old account and I've mainly used it to buy stuff online. I've received a couple of affiliate payments through Warrior Plus. I've never received any other money through it. Its an Indian PayPal account if it matters.

I'd appreciate any tips or suggestions.

Thanks.

Nas

PS: In case it gets frozen, any tips to fix it?
#account #chances #frozen #paypal #selling #wso
  • Profile picture of the author av54
    Read their terms and conditions for Indian paypal account. I think they have stringent conditions specific to Indian paypal account.
    • Have your account fully verified.
    • Attach your bank account with it. Get it verified.
    • Put down your TAX number as well.

    Go for merchant account, If you could.
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    • Profile picture of the author JeremiahSay
      I second that, this is the best you can do..

      Originally Posted by av54 View Post

      Read their terms and conditions for Indian paypal account. I think they have stringent conditions specific to Indian paypal account.
      • Have your account fully verified.
      • Attach your bank account with it. Get it verified.
      • Put down your TAX number as well.

      Go for merchant account, If you could.
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  • Profile picture of the author travlinguy
    Before you do anything make sure your account is either Premium or Business. If you have that covered write or better yet, call them and tell them you are putting up an offer and expect activity. They'll let you know if you're okay.

    If you don't check in with them I'd say the chances would be good they shut you down if you were to get a lot of sales. Maybe not even a lot, maybe some. PayPal always flags significant activity out of the norm. Good luck.
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    • Profile picture of the author IMBotz
      Thanks for the replies.

      I've the bank account attached, provided the tax number and verified it.

      Originally Posted by av54 View Post

      Read their terms and conditions for Indian paypal account. I think they have stringent conditions specific to Indian paypal account.
      • Have your account fully verified.
      • Attach your bank account with it. Get it verified.
      • Put down your TAX number as well.

      Go for merchant account, If you could.
      I've set it up as a Premium account.

      I think I'll give them a call to see if I've to take any additional steps.

      Originally Posted by travlinguy View Post

      Before you do anything make sure your account is either Premium or Business. If you have that covered write or better yet, call them and tell them you are putting up an offer and expect activity. They'll let you know if you're okay.

      If you don't check in with them I'd say the chances would be good they shut you down if you were to get a lot of sales. Maybe not even a lot, maybe some. PayPal always flags significant activity out of the norm. Good luck.
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  • Profile picture of the author Devan Thakur
    I am having the same considerations. I am not sure if paypal India will allow it. Lets see.
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  • Profile picture of the author brentb
    Call and tell them whats up in advance +1
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  • Profile picture of the author WillR
    Any activity out of the norm (such as an influx of sales in a short period of time) will always get flagged. There is nothing you can do about this. Calling them beforehand will stop absolutely nothing. You just better hope when your account is flagged and they come and do a manual review of your account, that everything is above board. If you give them any reason to shut down your account then it's quite likely they will.
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  • Profile picture of the author MobileAppEmpire
    I would set up a business account!! And call before hand & let them know your about to have a big product launch.
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    • Profile picture of the author WillR
      Originally Posted by MobileAppEmpire View Post

      And call before hand & let them know your about to have a big product launch.
      Why? What's that actually going to achieve?

      If I wanted to run a scam on Paypal I could just as easily call them up and warn them of a large influx of funds the day before.

      So this phone call means absolutely nothing.

      If you have irregular activity on your account compared to normal, then they will manually investigate it regardless. Of course they would. So would you if you were in their position. It's common sense.

      Note that the irregular activity is based on YOUR own account. So if your account has been doing very little sales and the next day you receive $1000 worth of sales, that is irregular activity. Yet to a corporation doing a ton of sales they could easily make $50,000 worth of sales in one day and Paypal wouldn't even raise an eyebrow -- because it's normal for them.
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      • Profile picture of the author brentb
        Originally Posted by WillR View Post

        Why? What's that actually going to achieve? ... So this phone call means absolutely nothing.
        Unless they say "Whoa, ok, well if you are doing that kind of business and are going to be doing about $x daily, we also need copies of your xyz ID and zqa license document etc.

        Then you can get it to them in advance and therefore if they go to freeze you to get that stuff, they already have it.
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        • Profile picture of the author WFAlex
          I called them up before but it didn't make much of a difference, account got limited anyways...nowadays I always keep fresh docs handy in order to speed up the review process. It's really annoying.
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  • Profile picture of the author contentwriting360
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    Nas, truth is, even if you call or notify PayPal beforehand, if they see a sudden upward trend in your sales compared to your usual and average sales, they may freeze your account. The safest thing you can do for now is to upgrade your account to a business-verified one. In our content writing service, we are using a business-verified PayPal account and PayPal contacted us once to verify something on our account information because they noticed an influx on sales sometime last year.
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