XeroBank Question regarding PayPal usage

Discussion in 'privacy technology' started by ferretking, Dec 8, 2009.

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  1. ferretking

    ferretking Registered Member

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    I have not received my XeroBank forum activation email yet so I though I would ask here for now.

    My main concern before I try my $1.00 month trial, is that I heard that if I use my PayPal account over a vpn solution, my account could become suspended/flagged/etc.. if they see me logging into my account from different IP addresses.

    Has anyone had this happen or heard the same.
    With Xerobank, can I select to only be routed through a US sever or a US East Coast Server?
    How different would my IP be if I connect through the same server? Like a simple octet change or a complete change?

    Appreciate your time,
    FK
     
  2. Hiker

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    Not sure about a VPN and Xerobank but I log into Paypal from my laptop when I travel and have never had a problem.
     
  3. Fly

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    I've read that using proxies and anonymizers can get your Paypal account frozen, possibly also other problems.

    That's a different scenario than using your laptop at various locations.
     
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  4. axle00

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    sorry nvm.
     
  5. Keyboard_Commando

    Keyboard_Commando Registered Member

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    I had a warning from paypal the other day that my account was temporarily suspended. I had a warning .... It said something about not recognizing my current computer (weird) so I had to instruct them to call my home number to take a code. I then had to type the code into their site to enable transactions again.

    Not using any proxies or anything.
     
  6. Fly

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    Did you have a different IP, different setup (behind router, or direct connection), different security setup or new MAC address ?
    It may also have been an error of Paypal.

    That stuff happens often. Whatever you have in your Paypal account is always at risk.
     
  7. SteveTX

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    Answer: As long as you are using an exit node in the same country you are normally accessing Paypal, there should not be an issue.
     
  8. DiscoGuy2009

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    PayPal is a nightmare. So is eBay. Be careful, develop a pattern before you actually use the account. if you buy the VPN service from XB, then immediately log into your PP a/c from the new IP and buy a product for $5k it will get suspended.
     
  9. Nebulus

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    As far as I noticed, Paypal is more "sensitive" when the user lives in certain countries. So I would be careful with using any kind of proxy when accessing Paypal.
     
  10. Asus125

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    I have used a paypal with a vpn whose exit node was different than my country, and my account was frozen. That's why paypal SUCKS.
     
  11. LockBox

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    I'll offer up a differing opinion here. PayPal is far from perfect but they are a much better company since eBay bought them. Most of the frozen account nightmare stories (for no reason) happened under the "old" PayPal. I also find it odd that a company that takes security very seriously is taken apart so harshly in a security forum. PayPal has proven to be one company that has put the security/privacy of its users before anything else, knowing their credibility lies in those two things. Instead of bashing cautious companies who have security flags that are sensitive, we should bash the companies who don't care as long as they get their money. I applaud PayPal for understanding fraud as well as anybody and knowing how to fight back. With PayPal, security is more than looking like you're doing something (security theater), they actually fight it in the trenches. If you get caught up in the inconvenience, just remember the alternative.

    Edit: One other thing I meant to mention. As far as use of proxy/privacy services with PayPal, just don't do it. If you always use PayPal from hotspots within your own city or region, you'll be fine and still retain your privacy.
     
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  12. Fly

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    Aren't proxies/anonymizers forbidden in Paypal's user agreement or something similar ?
     
  13. Keyboard_Commando

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    No, mate, to all of those. Same setup.

    I am not really complaining, TBH. These random obligations to make it tougher for criminals is ok with me.
     
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