PayPal is perhaps the most reliable and most used payment processor by any merchant site or webmaster online; and for a good number of reasons. Not only is it fast, convenient and safe but easy to open as well.
Over the years, a lot of reviews and feedbacks have been put forward by users of the PayPal payment processor platform. While customers and clients cherish the easy and convenient mode of payments and transfers, the complaints coming from customers worldwide cannot just be ignored. One of the common complaints you would easily find online is the ease and promptness with which PayPal shuts down accounts with no seeming tangible reasons at all. Those worst hit are the people who opened their accounts from PayPal unauthorized countries.
Due to the fact that PayPal doesn’t allow account opening for some certain countries, some persons still find a way around this ban / prohibition and open PayPal accounts for legitimate internet businesses as most platforms make use of PayPal alone; just like knoji.com. They use several means to achieve this even going as far as opening a US bank accounts as a foreigner and getting a foreign US number and addresses.
While all this might aid in getting the said PayPal account, it doesn’t often take time for PayPal to find out about the tricks used in opening the PayPal account from the banned country and the end result is a closure or blockage of the account.
Aside the blockage of the accounts of banned country clients, an account from a PayPal approved country could also be suspended or blocked for a number of reasons.
In this article, I will examine and give tips on how one can avoid getting his or her account suspended or blocked whether you are from a PayPal approved country or not. I assure you, this tips will go a long way to saving you a lot of headaches you might have in future.
Tips To Preventing PayPal Account Suspension / Blockage
- Use a constant IP address
One reason why PayPal might suspend or block your account is when they notice that your IP address is constantly changing; maybe from one country to another. This gives them an alert that you might be involved in some fraudulent activities hence the constantly changing IP.
- Don’t log in from an unapproved country
Logging into PayPal from an unapproved country is sure to get your PayPal account suspended or possibly blocked. It doesn’t matter whether you are not a citizen of the unapproved country or not; the moment you log in from that country, you risk getting your account blocked.
- Attend promptly to complaints and refunds
If you use PayPal as a payment processor in your merchant site, be sure to attend promptly to complaints from customers and also attend to refunds. Failure to do so will lead to account blockage if the customers do report you to PayPal.
- Using a personal account in a merchant site
PayPal does have different types of account openings which you could find out about in their site. If you happen to use your personal account in your merchant site for receiving payments instead of using PayPal business account, you can be assured it will not take time for your account to be blocked.
Before I round up this article, I will give a final tip to those using PayPal from PayPal banned countries and for legitimate internet businesses. You should know that you don’t have to log in to your PayPal account always. Any information relating to purchases or payments is always sent to the email address with which you opened the PayPal account with. This will save you from getting banned from PayPal.