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  1. hundshamer
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    Seems PayPal has permanently limited my account for offering NAND mods and restore services. Anybody know of any viable alternatives to PayPal, so I can continue to offer this service?
     
  2. Foxi4

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    Why not use a normal bank account? Accepting international transfers is simple enough, you just need your SWIFT/IBAN. If you need an online alternative, there's Google Wallet, I suppose. That, or you can make a new PayPal account and next time book your modding fees as something else, like "repair fees" or "maintenance fees". If you don't want to go back to PayPal, I've heard good things about BrainTree, but I'm pretty sure you have to pay for integration.
     
  3. xdarkmario

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    Because a bank will drain all your money for little things. Inactivity, not working? Let's take for that too.
    I saw that PayPal is master race, just get that debt card it's a better solution. Plus is you have a smartphone the Google wallet is epic.
     
  4. WiiCube_2013

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    Make a new Paypal account and the payments would be via gift service for a "Toy #198310" so it doesn't look suspicious.

    And I guess another credit card too.
     
  5. Foxi4

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    Look for a better bank then. I pay exactly 0 GBP for an account, around here banks realize that by giving them money we're doing them a favour.
     
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  6. WiiCube_2013

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    Technically Paypal takes a pound but then returns as a confirmation to get that code.
     
  7. Madridi

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    There Is a difference between banking in Europe and the US. US mostly impose fees on everything, while Europe (as shown above) mostly don't. Thankfully they don't in my country either (we follow the European system)

    Also, SWIFT is one more thing that's common in Europe and my region, but apparently unknown in the US. It's not something they use. I am not sure if they use IBAN or not

    @hundshamer
    Why would they limit your account for that? Basically all you are doing to their knowledge is repairs. Why would that not be allowed? It's not like there is a clear violation of selling flashcarts or something.

    Also, something I have always wondered, what happens to the money that is still in the account? Surely they can't "keep it"? That's basically them stealing your money!

    As for an alternative.. Uh, maybe google wallet?
     
  8. hundshamer
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    This is what the email said:
    We have recently reviewed your PayPal account activity, and determined
    that you are in violation of PayPal's Acceptable Use Policy regarding your
    sales / offers of Mod chips and ROMs on http://gbatemp.net/.

    As a result, your account has been permanently limited and this cannot be
    appealed.

    Per the PayPal User Agreement, which you read and accepted when you created
    your account, we reserve the right to permanently limit an account due to
    an Acceptable Use Policy violation. We may hold any available balance in
    your PayPal account for up to 180 days. In addition, you may be liable for
    any amount of damages PayPal incurs for each violation of the Acceptable
    Use Policy.

    To read more about your liability, the actions we may take and other
    relevant information pertaining to the PayPal User Agreement, please refer
    to the following URL:
    https://cms.paypal.com/us/cgi-bin/?...ntent_ID=ua/UserAgreement_full&locale.x=en_US

    Please remove all references to PayPal from your website/s and/or
    auction/s. This includes not only removing PayPal as a payment option, but
    also the PayPal logo and PayPal shopping cart.

    The PayPal User Agreement states that PayPal reserves the right to limit
    an account for any violation of the PayPal User Agreement, including the
    Acceptable Use Policy.

    Under the PayPal Acceptable Use Policy, PayPal may not be used to send or
    receive payments for items that infringe or violate any copyright,
    trademark, right of publicity or privacy, or any other proprietary right
    under the laws of any jurisdiction.

    This includes transactions for any device or technological measure that
    descrambles a scrambled work, decrypts an encrypted work or otherwise
    avoids, bypasses, removes, deactivates or impairs a technological measure
    without the authority of the copyright owner.

    This also includes transactions for devices that allow domestic video game
    consoles to play back-up or import versions of games, such as mod chips,
    game enhancers, boot disks, software packages that remove protections from
    DVDs, HD DVDs and Blu-Ray DVDs and allow the user to copy the protected
    information into other formats, and card sharing services, which is a
    method of allowing multiple digital television receivers to access
    subscription television services with only one paid subscription card.

    You can view the complete PayPal Acceptable Use Policy by clicking the
    "Legal" link at the bottom of any PayPal page and clicking "PayPal
    Acceptable Use Policy". You can also find some more information on the
    PayPal Acceptable Use Policy on our Help Center.

    We thank you in advance for your cooperation. If you have any questions,
    please contact the PayPal Brand Risk Management Department at
    aup@paypal.com.

    Sincerely,
    Michelle
    PayPal, Brand Risk Management
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    Now I have not and do not offer Mod chips or roms. They didn't even give me the chance to dispute it.
     
  9. DarkFlare69

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    On gbatemp.net? If that were true you'd be banned... call their asses and then maybe they'll consider listening to u
     
  10. Xenon Hacks

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    Just call them your service does none of this

    "this also includes transactions for devices that allow domestic video game
    consoles to play back-up or import versions of games, such as mod chips,
    game enhancers, boot disks, software packages that remove protections from
    DVDs, HD DVDs and Blu-Ray DVDs and allow the user to copy the protected
    information into other formats, and card sharing services, which is a
    method of allowing multiple digital television receivers to access
    subscription television services with only one paid subscription card."
     
  11. hundshamer
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    IDK...

    As a result, your account has been permanently limited and this cannot be
    appealed.

    and

    "This includes transactions for any device or technological measure that
    descrambles a scrambled work, decrypts an encrypted work or otherwise
    avoids, bypasses, removes, deactivates or impairs a technological measure
    without the authority of the copyright owner.
    "
     
  12. Xenon Hacks

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    Nvm didnt see that bit yup you got boned I wonder who mentioned gbatemp or what your payments are for. Clearly somebody left info in your notes about the service or someone reported you.
     
  13. Sheimi

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    Seems like you got reported.

    Probably repairing old game consoles will fall under this also. Reminds me of a law in the making that would make modding electronics illegal, regardless of age.
     
  14. Xenon Hacks

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    It had to be someone from the temp maybe a competitor because the letter does not mention "that site that shall not be named"
     
  15. hundshamer
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    I'm banned on that site.
     
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    The fact that paypal does not allow you to appeal that, is [bleep]ing bull[bleep].
     
  17. The Real Jdbye

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    Skrill seems like a decent alternative to PayPal.
    I've used them a bit in the past.
     
  18. Flame

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    who on Temp snitched on @hundshamer ?

    snitches get stitches.
     
  19. mech

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    should set up a new paypal in a family members name and only do "console repairs" not "mods or nand mods etc"