I’m in the process of building my PayPal sucks site and this blog entry is the first step. It’s the art of being an asshole. I’m sure I’m not the only one that PayPal has ripped off and probably won’t be the last – but I will be the one they remember the most.
I got an email today from PayPal that they are closing my account. The reason for closing my account is that they claim they don’t like the content of my web site – specifically my site on Sexual Issues where I have my Men’s Guide to Escort Services – a guide to interacting with hookers, The Nerd’s Guide to Sex – a guide teaching men how to properly have sex with women, and The Shy Girl’s Guide to Becoming a Whore – a women’s guide to surviving the Bush Ecomony.
So – because they didn’t like my web site content they not only decided to cancel my PayPal account – but to also keep my money for 180 days. And – I had transfered my money out of PayPal yesterday – but after closing my account today they reversed yesterday’s transaction and are going to steal my money.
The people at PayPay are real mother fuckers. But I to am an asshole and I don’t get mad – I get even. Whenever I get screwed by someone I use my talents of being a real prick to turn the tables on them and make them feel the heat.
PayPal claims that according to their End User Agreement that they have the right to close down my account for any reason whatsoever – without any form of recourse – keep my money for 180 days – and there’s nothing that I can do about it. Well Paypal you on wrong about that because there’s a lot to do about it.
I am a person who values free speech and fights hard against censorship and the Corparations like eBay who owns PayPay who think they can come in and tell ME what I can say on the Internet. Well I say – fuck you PayPal! I will not only keep my right to FREE SPEECH but I will use that right to expose you for what you really are.
Now – for those of you who are reading this – you probably don’t entirely grasp the details of what I’m talking about. You think – this is PayPal – they have to be more ethical than that don’t they? I say – yes they do. So I called them on the phone about it to get them to explain it to me in their own words. And I RECORDED THE CONVERSTATION IN THIS MP3 FILE SO YOU ALL CAN HERE IT FOR YOURSELF!
First things first. The file you are listening to is edited. But the important content is unaltered. I removed about 20 minutes of on hold messages so that you wouldn’t have to sit through the wait time. The rest of it is everything that was said between me and PayPal.
What really fun about this is that I got them to say just exactly what they did to me and how they ripped me off and how they aren’t going to do anything to fix it. What you hear is a real life detailed experience that I had and what PayPal’s end user agreement really means to you – so that if you are thinking about doing business with PayPal – or you are already a PayPal or eBay customer – you might want to reread that user agreement and see if this is really what you want to be agreeing to.
In the recorded conversation – after getting them to plainly explain how they are screwing me – I anounce to them that I have recorded this phone call – and that I’m going to put it on the Internet. All of a sudden it is them flipping out and screaming about their rights – but – there’s nothing they can do about it. You see – I’m not the only one who has no choice. When I dialed up PayPal – the very first thing their machine said was, “This call may be recorded.” So – I recorded it. Listen to the squeal about their rights – but I don’t give a fuck about their rights because they don’t give a fuck about my rights.
The big corps think they hold all the cards – but there are things that we consumers can do to fight back. After all 0 this is a country of the people, by the people, and for the people. Not of big corporation who think they can enslave us and walk over us any time they want to. I want this web site to be a turtorial about how people like you and me can stand up to these motherfuckers and show them that the People rule. And we do that by taking money out of their pockets.
Now – there are plenty of other people out there with similar stories of being censored or otherwise ripped off be PayPal and the comment section is open for you to tell your PayPal story. Go ahead and put in links to other PayPay sucks sites and tell us who is better. It’s time that the online community organized to move away from unethical corporations like eBay who owns PayPal and find services who will play ball with us on OUR TERMS.
And – I want you to let PayPal know that you saw this web site and let them know what you think aboiut it. Here is an Email Form to tell them – you saw it hear – you listened to the recording – and what you think about it.
One think to keep in mind is – PayPal is not a bank – nor do you have the protection that banks offer. They are also not a credit card company. They act like they are a fiscal instution but Master Card and Visa aren’t playing moral police with me. And as you can see – if they decide to take your money – they just take it. Even if you transfer your money out of paypal the day before they close your account.
Also – if you are going to link to this page – don’t use the blog url. Use this URL instead:
Here’s another PayPal Warning Site I found.
Other PayPal Sucks Sites:
What is PayPal?
PayPal is an online service that allows you to email money to other people.
Why is my account access limited?
Your account access has been limited for the following reason(s):
# Jun. 13, 2004: In accordance with PayPal’s User Agreement and Acceptable Use Policy, we have closed your account. Your funds may be held for 180 days from the date of your last transaction. After 180 days, you will be able to access your funds by requesting an online bank transfer or, if applicable, a check from PayPal. Please update your address or bank information as we cannot be held responsible for checks issued to an incorrect address. We do ask that you please remove reference(s) to PayPal from your site.
(Your case ID for this reason is PP-040-853-646.)