[tor-relays] I was banned from PayPal
mnlph74 at protonmail.com
Fri Mar 12 08:24:39 UTC 2021
My relays are hosted on OVH. Hope there would no problems. Any ideas how paypal knew? This is concerning.
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On Thu, Mar 11, 2021 at 6:25 PM, <volker.mink at gmx.de> wrote:
> 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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