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Hi Everyone,

I recently upgraded my Stealth PayPal which is a year old To A business account, now its asking to provide my Social Security and Date Of Birth, I even tried updating my bank account to withdraw funds and im still getting the same message,

I have an order that a buyer placed and i cant even view the transaction because the same message keeps coming up, would i be ok if i just entered an EIN Number in with my real date of birth?



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Default Re: Paypal Asking for SSN when Upgraded to Business Account

Did they just ask for the SSN?

What was the actual notice, please?
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Default Re: Paypal Asking for SSN when Upgraded to Business Account

yes just SSN and date of Birth,

didn't receive an email or anything,

just says "The Patriot Act requires all financial institutions to ask for your Social Security number and confirm your identity to help prevent money laundering."

I can't even refund a buyer if i needed to, when i click on the transaction, it asks for SSN and date of birth, not sure what to do.
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Default Re: Paypal Asking for SSN when Upgraded to Business Account

this happens when you upgrade to a business account too early

wait until they ASK you to provide tax info, but before they limit your account for not providing it.

have a EIN handy ahead of time
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Default Re: Paypal Asking for SSN when Upgraded to Business Account

So am I still able to use the account now?

Could I just enter an EIN number where the SSN goes?
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Default Re: Paypal Asking for SSN when Upgraded to Business Account

Newbie here trying to get back on...

this is what I worry about. ebay and pp asking for things you cannot provide with a stealth account.

like picture id, bank statement with matching name, etc. it just seems very risky and then the 21 day holds. pp could put your account on hold and keep your money.

maybe I will be more comfortable after doing some further reading.
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Default Re: Paypal Asking for SSN when Upgraded to Business Account

well i put the last 4 numbers of my EIN and used my real date of birth. i also changed my business name to match the business name on the PayPal account.

after i clicked submit, it let me add a bank account and view transactions. hope it lasts.
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Default Re: Paypal Asking for SSN when Upgraded to Business Account

well this is BS!

Your account is limited
Recently, more of your customers have been reporting problems with their purchases. While this may be a temporary issue, we need more information to better understand the situation and help keep the PayPal community secure.

They are now wanting the following info:

Upload a photo ID
Provide proof of your address
Provide your business information
Provide proof of shipping
Provide invoice
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