Don’t try to PayPal anything to firstname.lastname@example.org — it’ll bounce!
Someone tried to send me USD$1500. PayPal went into anaphylactic KYC meltdown and demanded more documents, I sent them and … they switched off my account. Evidently I’m going to deal drugs, or cryptos, or something:
After reviewing your PayPal account, we’ve determined there to be excessive risk involved in doing business with you and we’d like to begin parting ways in a manner that is least disruptive to your business.
(And it was a business account, too. Here I am, a hardworking and enthusiastic part of the System, a credit rating, live in the suburbs, etc …)
I didn’t turn into a Bitcoiner — but as far as I can tell, the American banking system is the sort of thing that makes people invent Bitcoin. European banking works so well …
So much for the one easy way to get US dollars to the UK. For large payments, I can eat the fees — but PayPal was the best way to get a few USD for a book or whatever. Suggestions welcomed.
If you really want to send money, contact me and we’ll sort out a bank thing.
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