1. Copying kits is a crime that hurts original artists & producers. Help support your favorite artists by buying their original works. PlanetFigure will not tolerate any activities related to recasting, and will report recasters to authorities. Thank you for your support!

Paypal info question?

Discussion in 'Lounge' started by Jeff T, Nov 21, 2015.

  1. Jeff T Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Australia
    Hi all,

    I would like to try and sell some models on ebay, so I got an ebay account and went to create a Paypal account, I have never had one, but they want my date of birth in the details to create it.I am very wary about giving my date of birth to a buisness like that, and was always told not to give your date of birth on the internet.

    Just wondering what the general feeling is to this, and see if others here think it is safe or not?.....should I be worried about it?

    I know millions of people have probably had to do it, but I am very paranoid about things like this with identity fraud so rife these days.

    Any opinions will be much appreciated!


    Cheer's,
    Jeff.
  2. Mark S Guest

    Hi Jeff, I think Paypal is relatively safe as far as things like that go....and let's face it we're all being watched, monitored and our actions documented from so many different places these days it can't make much difference anyway.

    Give them a false birthdate if you're concerned about it....I've done that on plenty of sign up pages.

    I have a Paypal account and it's very convenient and worthwhile,......BUT be aware that once you do have one you will regularly receive scam emails from arseholes pretending to be Paypal....with email addresses such as Paypal inc or Paypal@e paypal com or similar which are bogus addresses which always have a highlighted link in the email which lends one to headache and heartache no doubt.
    Mirofsoft likes this.
  3. Jeff T Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Australia
    Thanks a lot Mark!.... Some good advice there mate!


    Yeah, I was looking at that, but I read that you can have problems if you have any disputes with them.

    Thanks again Mark,
    Cheer's,
    Jeff.
  4. Mark S Guest

    Yes you may be right there.
  5. brian A Fixture

    Country:
    Scotland
    Best thing since sliced bread.I've had an account for many years without any problems.
    Brian
    Mirofsoft likes this.
  6. Jeff T Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Australia
    Thanks Brian.


    Cheer's,
    Jeff.
  7. OldTaff PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    England
    Touch wood, I've found it excellent for transferring funds. I'm no "tecchie", but it's served me well. Make sure you have a strong password.

    Alan
  8. 1969 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    With Paypal you will have to give full information to open an account including your bank account details which will be linked to the account, once you open the account Paypal will make a small payment into the bank account you supply and ask you to confirm the amount, this imperfectly normal and to prevent fraud/money laundering. It does seem a bit overwhelming at first but once up and running is easy, just regard it the same a you would your bank account and watch for anyone trying to scam you via e-mails. Paypal will always use your full name in the content of the e-mail, if it says for e.g 'Dear Paypal User' its a scam.
    Steve
    Helm likes this.
  9. hypertex Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Paypal is a reputable service. But doesn't PlanetFigure also require you enter a date of birth? ;)
  10. Jeff T Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Australia
    Thanks Alan, Steve and hypertex!


    Steve, thanks a lot for that info, much appreciated.




    Pretty sure that's optional hypertex.

    Cheer's,
    Jeff.
  11. Helm A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Used PayPal for years with no problem mate
    Steve
    Mirofsoft likes this.

Share This Page

planetFigure Links

Reviews & Open Box
Buy. Sell & trade
Articles
Link Directory
Events
Advertising

Popular Sections

Figure & Minis News
vBench - Works in Progress
Painting Talk
Sculpting Talk
Digital Sculpting Talk
The Lounge
Report Piracy

Who we are

planetFigure is a community built around miniature painters, sculptors and collectors, We are here to exchange support, Information & Resources.

© planetFigure 2003 - 2019.