Heads Up on accepting PayPal for social media services


#21

Capture

Call and find out.


#22

But what if she is real and wants to date you? :thinking:


#23

PayPal responded to me that they are NOT banning accounts that are selling social media services. I’ll repeat it, there are no new policies or anything against accounts selling social media services.

They are banning accounts that are accepting payments as friends and family that are actually goods and services. They are also banning accounts that sell bogus services. Selling fake followers may fall into this ‘bogus’ category, especially if you have a high rate of disputes. PayPal wants your money.

Edit: It seems some people are claiming to get banned for selling social media followers and ‘growth services’. Use the term management, which may be not as effective with seo and such but seems safe right now. Social media fake followers have probably had a high amount of disputes and companies like PayPal and Stripe are classifying those services as high-risk/fraudulent. Maybe with a little push from social media companies too. Follow up with other research.


#24

Many thanks for the info :slight_smile:


#25

100% BS … I have had an account held with just shy of $10k for 6 months in the past so have some history on PayPal and accounts getting slapped for breaking their rules.

Just some kid wanting attention, PayPal don’t do ‘warnings’ and I have plenty of evidence to back this up.

IF I am wrong (which I’d bet my life on that I’m not) … worst case just move all your current clients over to Stripe. :slight_smile:


#26

Thank you very much


#27

Good shout mate :+1::sunglasses:


#28

Appreciate it, thanks :+1:


#29

Thanks for doing this @ErikL


#30

Thank you, @ErikL, for your time to discuss it with Paypal and to make a clear post here about how we can avoid issues :smiley: :+1:

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Just updated the title of this thread now to show immediately that the “news” on BHW are fake :sunglasses:


#31

Soooo 48 hours later and no PayPal apocalypse? Who would of thought? :thinking:


#32

I’m banned, all 300 of my paypal accounts #dissapeared


#33

I just got an email from Stripe doing the same thing. They gave me 14 days though.

Thanks for using Stripe.

While we hate to give you anything less than a great experience, it does seem that your business is in violation of the Stripe Services Agreement, section A.7.b (“Prohibited Businesses and Activities”). Specifically, we are unable to accept payments for social media activity as mentioned here: https://stripe.com/prohibited-businesses.

These regulations are firm, so we sadly have no flexibility with them. That said, we understand that there may be some work involved with moving your business away from Stripe, and we’re happy to help out with this process by giving you 14 days to switch to a new provider. After that, you and your connected accounts won’t be able to accept additional charges, but we will continue sending payouts to your bank account until you receive all of your funds[1].

If you need an alternative payment processor, we recommend considering PaymentCloud, which works with businesses with a higher level of risk than we’re able to support: https://paymentcloudinc.com/stripe.

We’re very sorry that we have to turn away your business, and we wish you the best of luck moving forward.


#34

Damn. What were you selling exactly? I see they label social activity as: “Sale of Twitter followers, Facebook likes, YouTube views, and other forms of social media activity.”


#35

Instagram Likes. Packages only included up to 150 likes. Not even that many… haha. Oh boy.


#36

So this is real?

Eventually all Smm sellers will get banned?