PayPal User Agreement FCC

PayPal could be in big trouble over its user agreement that forces you to accept robocalls

By on June 12, 2015 at 12:15 PM.

PayPal could be in big trouble over its user agreement that forces you to accept robocalls

Remember that PayPal saga from last week? You know, the one involving PayPal’s new user agreement which gave the company carte blanche to robocall and autotext users for pretty much any reason under the sun, including surveys and promotions? Well, now the FCC is getting involved and they don’t like what they see.

In a letter sent to PayPal’s general counsel, and originally spotted by The Consumerist, the FCC writes that the company’s new user agreement “may violate federal laws governing the use of autodialed, prerecorded, and artificial voice calls, including text messages.” Specifically, the FCC notes that the new user agreement may run afoul of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.

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PayPal responds to Internet fury over its new terms of service

By on June 4, 2015 at 1:07 PM.

PayPal responds to Internet fury over its new terms of service

Earlier this week, PayPal was lambasted for its new user agreement which allowed the online payments company to robocall and autotext customers at will. What was particularly jarring about the user agreement — set to go into effect on July 1 — is that PayPal reserved the right to contact customers not just for account problems, but also for surveys and promotions. Even worse, PayPal brazenly advised users who weren’t on board with the new agreement that they should simply close their account and move it along.

Naturally, news of PayPal’s new TOS caused something of an uproar online. Thankfully, PayPal has since realized that forcing users to accept automated texts and phone calls wasn’t the wisest of business decisions.

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PayPal User Agreement

Paypal’s horrifying new User Agreement lets the company robocall and autotext users at will

By on June 2, 2015 at 4:20 PM.

Paypal’s horrifying new User Agreement lets the company robocall and autotext users at will

Even though PayPal recently agreed to fork over $25 million in fines for deceptive business practices, it seems that the online payments company is up to its old tricks yet again.

Ahead of its planned split from eBay, PayPal is planning to roll out a new terms of service agreement for its customers which would allow the company to pepper its userbase with robocalls and text messages. What’s more, the updated terms of service would allow PayPal to contact users at either their designated phone number or even an undisclosed number PayPal managed to obtain through other means. Set to go into effect on July 1, PayPal’s updated user agreement is not an opt-in type of deal, which makes it all the more worrisome.

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PayPal Credit Scam

PayPal to pay $25 million in fines for ‘deceptive’ and shady business practices

By on May 20, 2015 at 8:15 PM.

PayPal to pay $25 million in fines for ‘deceptive’ and shady business practices

We’ve all heard of the term PayPal Mafia, but that’s ordinarily used to reference some of PayPal’s earliest employees, not the company’s actual business practices.

Earlier today, PayPal agreed to fork over $25 million in damages stemming from shady business practices the company used to a) trick consumers into signing up for services that they didn’t really want and b) net more money in the way of fines and late fees than they were entitled to.

The list of PayPal’s offenses is long and should be worrisome for anyone who uses the service regularly, especially if large sums of cash are involved.

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Apple.com PayPal Support

Shopping for iPhones, iPads and Macs at Apple.com is now even easier

By on December 12, 2014 at 8:30 AM.

Shopping for iPhones, iPads and Macs at Apple.com is now even easier

Apple has decided to make shopping in its online store even easier than before, The Next Web reports, silently adding new payment options that customers can select during checkout.

The company has added PayPal support to online payments in the U.S. and U.K., as seen in the screenshot below, which means customers can now use their PayPal balances to pay for goods purchased online from Apple.com. More →

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Apple Pay vs PayPal

How PayPal missed huge Apple Pay deal because of the Galaxy S5

By on October 1, 2014 at 6:50 AM.

How PayPal missed huge Apple Pay deal because of the Galaxy S5

One of the most important products Apple unveiled during its iPhone 6 event is Apple Pay, the company’s official foray into mobile payments. Apple secured deals with the most important card issuers and banking institutions in the U.S. ahead of the keynote, but surprisingly left out one payments company that was rumored in the days preceding the announcement to be working together with the iPhone maker. Bank Innovation, which provided many details about Apple Pay long before its official name was revealed, has found out more details about Apple’s negotiations with PayPal, and why it kicked it out of the Apple Pay business. More →

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Apple Vs Paypal

Former exec bashes PayPal for bashing Apple

By on September 17, 2014 at 5:47 PM.

Former exec bashes PayPal for bashing Apple

Earlier this week, PayPal joined a long line of companies that sought to mock, belittle or bash Apple in marketing messages in an effort to promote competitive offerings. Focusing on the recent “Nudegate” scandal in which hundreds of nude photos and videos of celebrities were leaked as a result of iCloud breaches, Paypal posted a promotional note suggesting that because iCloud was hacked using brute force attacks, Apple’s new mobile payment service Apple Pay is not secure.

It remains to be seen if PayPal’s efforts will yield any gains, but history is not on the company’s side. So far all we’re seeing is backlash, and the latest shots at PayPal were fired by a former executive. More →

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PayPal uses ‘Nudegate’ to imply Apple Pay might not be that secure

By on September 16, 2014 at 6:50 AM.

PayPal uses ‘Nudegate’ to imply Apple Pay might not be that secure

After Samsung’s relentless TV commercial hits at Apple following the iPhone 6 announcement, PayPal is next to poke the iPhone maker with an ad. Obviously, the popular payments company isn’t too happy it has to compete with Apple Pay henceforward, and PayPal decided to go the security route with an ad that appeared in the print edition of The New York Times, Pando Daily reports. Specifically, PayPal is using the recent iCloud-related Nudegate scandal to cast doubts over the security of Apple Pay, even though the two Apple products are not exactly connected. More →

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iWatch Rumors: PayPal App

This is big: Apple’s iWatch is reportedly getting PayPal support

By on September 8, 2014 at 5:45 PM.

This is big: Apple’s iWatch is reportedly getting PayPal support

Following various reports that have detailed Apple’s imminent attack on mobile payments thanks to the upcoming iPhone 6 and iWatchMyce says that Apple’s first wearable device will come with PayPal support, according to allegedly leaked internal PayPal documents. More →

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Google Play Store PayPal Support

Google helps you spend more money on Google Play content

By on May 16, 2014 at 6:40 AM.

Google helps you spend more money on Google Play content

Google on Thursday revealed it’s ready to support even more payment methods for Google Play purchases, thus encouraging buyers to spend money on apps, movies, TV shows and music. The company announced additional payment options for its online store, including PayPal support, which will let people in 12 countries pay for apps and other digital content. More →

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Samsung PayPal Mobile Payment Solution

Samsung, Paypal may secretly be working on joint mobile payment solution

By on February 19, 2014 at 8:50 PM.

Samsung, Paypal may secretly be working on joint mobile payment solution

Details are scarce at the moment, but Samsung and PayPal may secretly be working on a joint mobile payment solution that will launch sometime in the future, SamMobile reports, noting that it’s unsure whether the two companies will actually announce anything in the coming months. Samsung is going to unveil the Galaxy S5 next week in Barcelona, though, so an announcement could be made then. More →

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Apple PayPal Mobile Payments

PayPal is itching to help Apple with its mobile payments platform

By on January 30, 2014 at 8:15 PM.

PayPal is itching to help Apple with its mobile payments platform

It really looks like Apple is getting into the mobile payments game. Last week, The Wall Street Journal reported that Apple was working on a mobile payments system and earlier this month, Apple was awarded a patent that detailed a method for sending secure payments over Wi-Fi, Bluetooth Low Energy, or NFC. Also late last year, Apple began deploying iBeacons in its own retail stores, a move that many saw as a stepping stone to mobile payments in its own stores. More →

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PayPal GoDaddy Security Hack

PayPal says it didn’t do it, GoDaddy partially admits helping hacker

By on January 30, 2014 at 6:30 AM.

PayPal says it didn’t do it, GoDaddy partially admits helping hacker

After an app developer revealed how a hacker managed to get access to his web properties and hold them for ransom by exploiting some potential security flaws in PayPal’s and GoDaddy’s customer identification policies, the two companies have each commented on the matter. PayPal said in a blog post that the Naoki Hiroshima’s PayPal account has not been compromised, even though there was a “failed attempt made to gain this customer’s information by contacting PayPal.” More →

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