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Why PayPal is at the center of a right-wing social media storm

Is PayPal preventing people from leaving?

On Oct 14, 2022 by Chris Stokel-Walker

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When PayPal doesn’t pay: Businesses allege millions in funds held up for years

A number of businesses have been left flat broke, waiting for money.

On Sep 29, 2022 by Chris Stokel-Walker

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A tech startup with a wildly successful GoFundMe is now at the mercy of PayPal, which is holding over $1.3 million in sales hostage

PayPal is making Flipper jump through hoops.

On Sep 12, 2022 by Chris Stokel-Walker

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‘ISIS recruiting funds’: TikToker says joke Venmo subject line got his bank accounts locked

He said his accounts were frozen.

On Jun 8, 2022 by Jacob Seitz

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‘This is why I have trust issues’: TikToker says multiple Depop sellers never shipped her orders

'This is why I stopped using Depop.'

On May 27, 2022 by Gisselle Hernandez

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Everyone’s hitting up Mitch McConnell with $2,000 Venmo requests

The Senate majority leader, seen as a key obstacle to COVID stimulus checks, is getting flooded with requests online.

On Dec 31, 2020 by Phil West

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Are these donations for Hong Kong going to a Twitter scammer?

A Twitter account impersonating a local politician is asking users to give money over PayPal.

On Jul 20, 2020 by Mikael Thalen

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Banned by PayPal and YouTube, this alt-right comedian is back on PayPal and YouTube (updated)

There are numerous YouTube channels and PayPal accounts that seem to belong to him.

On Jul 8, 2020 by Claire Goforth

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Thomas Lane, ex-cop charged in George Floyd’s death, used crowdfunding site to post $750K bail

A now-deleted website solicited PayPal donations for Lane.

On Jun 11, 2020 by Mikael Thalen


PayPal suspended a writer’s account after she tried to pay artists who lost gigs over coronavirus (updated)

Author Ijeoma Oluo said the company keeps hanging up on her.

On Mar 13, 2020 by Samira Sadeque

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Elizabeth Warren’s ex-staffers are asking for money via Venmo, PayPal

A Warren spokeswoman said contributions would 'help support my big, structural sips of single malt.'

On Mar 7, 2020 by Mikael Thalen

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PayPal pulls out of Pornhub, leaving sex workers to consider cryptocurrency

It's a devastating but unsurprising move from the payment processor.

On Nov 14, 2019 by Ana Valens

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PayPal and Venmo’s anti-terrorism regulations are causing headaches for average businesses

You are always at the mercy of PayPal and Venmo.

On Nov 11, 2019 by Elisa Shoenberger


Venmo’s debit card offering cash-back rewards at Sephora, Target, and Wendy’s

Users of its debit card will be offered up to 5% cash back.

On Oct 30, 2019 by Mikael Thalen


Venmo’s first-ever credit card to launch in 2020 

The PayPal-owned company says it intends to launch the new card in the second half of 2020.

On Oct 22, 2019 by Mikael Thalen