I've also been using Paypal for well over a decade, with no bad experience. I didn't care for the bank account access, either, so a few years ago I finally gave them information for a checking account I rarely use- and which only contains a couple hundred dollars. Nothing weird has happened. It makes money transfer very simple, and there are detailed records available on their site (nice when taxtime rolls around).
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Subject: Re: [SCIART] Paypal thoughtsLinda,So far, in the 13+ years I've been using PayPal, I haven't had any bad experiences with them. My understanding about why they need your bank info. is so you can transfer your $ from your PayPal acct to your checking account, OR so that you can use PayPal to pay for things from your bank account if you choose to (if they still do that).
On Sat, Sep 22, 2018 at 9:44 AM Linda Feltner <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
I have an international friend who wants to reimburse me via paypal. (Yes, I totally trust this person) (and not $3M from a dodgy bank ;)
In the past, when Paypal started up, they wanted more access to my checking account than I was comfortable with (creepy, really). They wanted all sorts of info about that bank account and it discouraged me from using their service. I wondered if anyone had good things to say about the way they do business now.
I use Paypal to pay to exhibitons, etc. I also get client money deposited into my checking account, but not sure why Paypal wanted access to money in and out of my account.
Any thoughts? Do you find them reliable and safe?
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