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Default Paypal emailed asking to verify identity

The message I received was,

Government regulations require companies like PayPal to confirm customer identities. These regulations help prevent fraud and money laundering.
This will just take a few minutes. Rest assured, we'll protect your sensitive information.
Here's what we need:
• Your legal name
• Your date of birth
• The last 4 digits of your Social Security number
• Your current street address (no P.O. boxes please)
Be sure to take action by March 15, 2018. To add your information, log in to your account and check your notifications for a link. Please don't email your information to us.
Thanks for being a valued member of the PayPal community.

Does it mean my account is done? Is it because I am close or might have reached the annual limit? What if I can't provide the docs, will it be a 6 month hold before release or is it going to reset later on? Thank you.
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Default Re: Paypal emailed asking to verify identity

I received the same email on a few of my stealth accounts.
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Just received the same email on a stealth business account with bogus ein info
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Default Re: Paypal emailed asking to verify identity

I've gotten this only on my accounts with stealth info. The accounts that match real info have not seen this request.

I suspect it may be triggered by the fact some of the (stealth) details given are not matching their 3rd party verification sources.
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Default Re: Paypal emailed asking to verify identity

same with my stealth paypal. What should we do now?
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Default Re: Paypal emailed asking to verify identity

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Just received the same email on a stealth business account with bogus ein info
Bogus EIN?

What do you mean

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Default Re: Paypal emailed asking to verify identity

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Just received the same email on a stealth business account with bogus ein info
Bogus EIN? Sounds like a bad idea....
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Default Re: Paypal emailed asking to verify identity

Using bogus ein until I actually get one made via a CPA. I have been doing I.T for years and haven’t had an issue. Will create only personal PayPal accounts until eins are created and filed with the state and irs.
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Default Re: Paypal emailed asking to verify identity

Please disregard what I had said earlier. The PayPal account is a personal account.
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Just upgraded to a business account with blah blah blah info and everything seems cool. Pop up under to do list is gone.
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Glad to hear of decent news nyc
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Default Re: Paypal emailed asking to verify identity

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Originally Posted by pennslmmer View Post
The message I received was,

Government regulations require companies like PayPal to confirm customer identities. These regulations help prevent fraud and money laundering.
This will just take a few minutes. Rest assured, we'll protect your sensitive information.
Here's what we need:
•Your legal name
•Your date of birth
•The last 4 digits of your Social Security number
•Your current street address (no P.O. boxes please)
Be sure to take action by March 15, 2018. To add your information, log in to your account and check your notifications for a link. Please don't email your information to us.
Thanks for being a valued member of the PayPal community.

Does it mean my account is done? Is it because I am close or might have reached the annual limit? What if I can't provide the docs, will it be a 6 month hold before release or is it going to reset later on? Thank you.
Any other options besides an EIN? Is it possible to use a paypal account with my real name if ebay banned me while I was sick for falling below their metrics?

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Just upgraded to a business account with blah blah blah info and everything seems cool. Pop up under to do list is gone.
Good you got things sorted. We have enough grief don’t we?

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Default Re: Paypal emailed asking to verify identity

i just received this email as well. is there any info on what can be done to salvage the account? i cannot provide a SSN. would updated the EIN number be sufficient enough? it doesnt seem like it but im unsure. thoughts? how do you get around this in the future?

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Default Re: Paypal emailed asking to verify identity

Is your account a personal or business account?
Can you uprage it to a business and enter your EIN number for it if it's personal?
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Default Re: Paypal emailed asking to verify identity

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Is your account a personal or business account?
Can you uprage it to a business and enter your EIN number for it if it's personal?
it was already a business account. thats why i am wondering why they need my SSN on that account. i obviously do not have it but ido have the EIN. should i just re-enter the EIN?
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Default Re: Paypal emailed asking to verify identity

PLEASE help im not from the US Or Canada so i dont have SSN i wonder what is the EIN
paypal emailed me too i have a limited ppl too
please What is the EIN number and how can i get one for my ppl
thank you guys
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Default Re: Paypal emailed asking to verify identity

anyone have any other suggestions on what we can do to get this fixed? or will updated the EIN work?

thanks for the help
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Default Re: Paypal emailed asking to verify identity

Any options if you don't have a ss# or EIN?
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Default Re: Paypal emailed asking to verify identity

The real question is how many stealth accounts are seeing the request to confirm identity? I have long suspected that PayPal is doing this on any accounts where the details don't cross reference and match real info in public records or other databases.

Does this mean the days of stealth are done? Doubtful, but at the same time expect that PP will be doing more frequent checks going forward, nothing new there.
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Default Re: Paypal emailed asking to verify identity

I just checked the account. As of right now, it is not limited, I am trying to get all my funds out before March 15....
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Default Re: Paypal emailed asking to verify identity

its a business account right now with an EIN.
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