[tor-relays] I was banned from PayPal

volker.mink at gmx.de volker.mink at gmx.de
Thu Mar 11 10:25:50 UTC 2021



That seems to be something new…

Does something with “TOR Server” show up in the bill or receipt? Perhaps this could be a reason.


I have three VPS running at Keyweb, Exone and VPSMalaysia – and they are all payed with paypal.



Best regards,

volker 😊




Von: tor-relays <tor-relays-bounces at lists.torproject.org> Im Auftrag von potlatch
Gesendet: Donnerstag, 11. März 2021 00:42
An: tor-relays at lists.torproject.org
Betreff: [tor-relays] I was banned from PayPal


Today I received a message from PayPal that paying for Tor relay server leases was a direct violation of my usage agreement.  I have been paying off-shore VPS hosts for my Tor server leases with PayPal for at least ten years.  Very interesting that they act now.


They specifically state the ban was for:  

Providing file sharing services or access to newsgroups; or selling alcoholic beverages, non-cigarette tobacco products, e-cigarettes or prescription drugs/devices.

They further state that the ban is permanent and not reversible. 


I liked using PayPal because it was a safe way to pay and didn't expose my credit card information.  Before PayPal I used a prepaid card which I will probably go back too.  




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