Stranger sending me money via PayPal how hide personal info - eBay Suspended & PayPal Limited Forums
eBay Suspension & PayPal Limited Forums  
Join Today
Register Subscribe
     

Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!


Go Back   Home > Marketplace Discussions > PayPal Talk

PayPal Talk PayPal Forums. General issues related to PayPal.

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 01-11-2019
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2018
Posts: 19
Thanks: 13
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Activity: 0%
Longevity: 13%
iTrader: (0)
Default Stranger sending me money via PayPal how hide personal info

Someone wants to send me a small sum of money via paypal.

Its an internet friend and I don't want my personal name and address to be revealed when they make payment.

How to go about keeping it hidden? Can I create a new PayPal account with stealth info and not link to a bank account? I don't need to withdraw the money, just need to be able to spend it online.

Thanks in advance
Reply With Quote
The complete step-by-step guide to get back to selling today!

  #2  
Old 01-11-2019
123's Avatar
123 123 is offline
Executive [VIP]
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 5,012
Thanks: 388
Thanked 1,222 Times in 702 Posts
Activity: 41%
Longevity: 73%
iTrader: (631)
Default Re: Stranger sending me money via PayPal how hide personal info

Can turn your account into a business account and use your business name or of course can make a new paypal.. but this seems like a whole lot of work just to hide your name from a internet friend
__________________


Guaranteed FRESH IP Addresses for amazon, eBay, and PayPal - 24vc.com
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 01-11-2019
phaz0rz's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Posts: 8,737
Thanks: 1,764
Thanked 3,135 Times in 2,359 Posts
Activity: 81%
Longevity: 31%
iTrader: (2)
Default Re: Stranger sending me money via PayPal how hide personal info

Making a new account and possibly getting the money stuck in there is way too much trouble.

If I were you I'd just take the money in my personal account. If the person is that sketchy don't take their money.
__________________
____________
_______
___
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 01-11-2019
rsot's Avatar
Executive [VIP]
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 59,120
Thanks: 4,668
Thanked 7,189 Times in 6,553 Posts
Activity: 100%
Longevity: 77%
iTrader: (7)
Default Re: Stranger sending me money via PayPal how hide personal info

Quote:
Originally Posted by phaz0rz View Post
Making a new account and possibly getting the money stuck in there is way too much trouble.

If I were you I'd just take the money in my personal account. If the person is that sketchy don't take their money.
OP is the one who doesn't want his/her name and info reveal phaz...so the sketchy part is on the OP
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 01-11-2019
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2018
Posts: 194
Thanks: 91
Thanked 11 Times in 11 Posts
Activity: 0%
Longevity: 10%
iTrader: (0)
Default Re: Stranger sending me money via PayPal how hide personal info

is it a stranger or a friend? OP is saying contradictory things
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 01-11-2019
JamesNorth101's Avatar
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 17,557
Thanks: 1,494
Thanked 4,452 Times in 3,449 Posts
Activity: 62%
Longevity: 51%
iTrader: (370)
Default Re: Stranger sending me money via PayPal how hide personal info

Upgrade to business - Use a made up business name
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 01-11-2019
phaz0rz's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Posts: 8,737
Thanks: 1,764
Thanked 3,135 Times in 2,359 Posts
Activity: 81%
Longevity: 31%
iTrader: (2)
Default Re: Stranger sending me money via PayPal how hide personal info

Quote:
Originally Posted by JamesNorth101 View Post
Upgrade to business - Use a made up business name
That works in UK?
__________________
____________
_______
___
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 01-11-2019
Banned
 
Join Date: Nov 2016
Posts: 448
Thanks: 161
Thanked 129 Times in 101 Posts
Activity: 0%
Longevity: 23%
iTrader: (6)
Default Re: Stranger sending me money via PayPal how hide personal info

Quote:
Originally Posted by phaz0rz View Post
That works in UK?
Yes, the business name is the one that appears when making a payment to/receiving a payment from a business account. This applies to all business PayPal accounts, worldwide.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 01-11-2019
JamesNorth101's Avatar
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 17,557
Thanks: 1,494
Thanked 4,452 Times in 3,449 Posts
Activity: 62%
Longevity: 51%
iTrader: (370)
Default Re: Stranger sending me money via PayPal how hide personal info

Quote:
Originally Posted by phaz0rz View Post
That works in UK?
Works anywhere in the world as far as I know
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 01-11-2019
phaz0rz's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Posts: 8,737
Thanks: 1,764
Thanked 3,135 Times in 2,359 Posts
Activity: 81%
Longevity: 31%
iTrader: (2)
Default Re: Stranger sending me money via PayPal how hide personal info

Quote:
Originally Posted by JamesNorth101 View Post
Works anywhere in the world as far as I know
Wouldn't fly in USA since they require your business's EIN when you upgrade, AFAIK.

Oh well. I was honestly surprised to hear that's even possible in UK with as regulated and locked-down as UK is.
__________________
____________
_______
___
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 01-11-2019
phaz0rz's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Posts: 8,737
Thanks: 1,764
Thanked 3,135 Times in 2,359 Posts
Activity: 81%
Longevity: 31%
iTrader: (2)
Default Re: Stranger sending me money via PayPal how hide personal info

Quote:
Originally Posted by parsierngue View Post
Yes, the business name is the one that appears when making a payment to/receiving a payment from a business account. This applies to all business PayPal accounts, worldwide.
On USA business accounts you're given the option to choose which name shows up. You can have it either show your personal name, your business name, or both.

I know this because one of my business accounts shows my stealth + LLC name when I send invoices or make payments, while another one only shows the LLC name.
__________________
____________
_______
___
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 01-11-2019
JamesNorth101's Avatar
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 17,557
Thanks: 1,494
Thanked 4,452 Times in 3,449 Posts
Activity: 62%
Longevity: 51%
iTrader: (370)
Default Re: Stranger sending me money via PayPal how hide personal info

Quote:
Originally Posted by phaz0rz View Post
Wouldn't fly in USA since they require your business's EIN when you upgrade, AFAIK.

Oh well. I was honestly surprised to hear that's even possible in UK with as regulated and locked-down as UK is.
Somethings are overreglated others are not

Here you can upgrade the PayPal to a business account but without need of company formation. You can have it under an individual name still or a sole trader both of which dont need a Ltd to be formed.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to JamesNorth101 For This Useful Post:
phaz0rz (01-11-2019)
  #13  
Old 01-11-2019
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Posts: 153
Thanks: 2
Thanked 23 Times in 19 Posts
Activity: 28%
Longevity: 17%
iTrader: (0)
Default Re: Stranger sending me money via PayPal how hide personal info

when you send the payment choose " no shipping required". In that case they will not see your address, but still your name will be visible.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 01-12-2019
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2019
Posts: 33
Thanks: 2
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Activity: 0%
Longevity: 7%
iTrader: (0)
Default Re: Stranger sending me money via PayPal how hide personal info

Quote:
Originally Posted by phaz0rz View Post
That works in UK?

dnt upgrade busniess name.
paypal will ask prof kf your busniess
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 01-12-2019
Play's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 6,178
Thanks: 1,110
Thanked 1,614 Times in 1,310 Posts
Activity: 30%
Longevity: 56%
iTrader: (41)
Default Re: Stranger sending me money via PayPal how hide personal info

Quote:
Originally Posted by asif.148 View Post
dnt upgrade busniess name.
paypal will ask prof kf your busniess
For upgrading to a Business account they wont.

But if you're activities are deemed risky (even with a personal account), they'll request you to submit proof etc.
Reply With Quote
Reply



Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How does Paypal know you are sending money to yourself? nimade71 Paypal Limited 13 07-11-2017 11:51 PM
I want to create a Paypal but w/less personal info. ThreeWChozEn PayPal Talk 5 07-18-2015 05:01 PM
sending to personal paypal darer234 PayPal Talk 9 04-09-2014 09:53 AM
Paypal Business account and personal info davisyip Subscriber Discussions 7 03-22-2012 10:12 PM
Sending money as "Personal: Gift"? alibear Paypal Limited 2 10-23-2009 11:09 PM


Aspkin Group

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:50 AM.


Stop the guessing games and learn how you can quickly and easily get back on eBay today!
Read the best selling step-by-step eBay Suspension guide eBay Stealth!
Amazon Suspension? Read Amazon Ghost to get back on Amazon!
vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Ad Management by RedTyger
no new posts