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So sorry for the late reply. I just find it too good to be true that a company like PayPal simply give up after a couple of months? 

What is largest amount you’ve heard of were they stopped harassing for the balance? 

 

 

with what you know and your experience I ignore DCAs, try and work with PayPal to start paying off the debt at what I CAN afford and  the letters and phone calls will stop after about 2 months?

 

Sorry if think I’m fussing too much! 

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4 basically  in one post removed. 

 

you are seriously fusing too much yes.

 

go read a good few paypal threads and you'll soon understand.

 

you never use thephone on any debt . let alone to a dca.

 

you'll lots of nice pretty coloured letters that don't mention the word WILL anything once.

 

huff n puff the lot of 'em.

 

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I love your confidence ha! Me on the other hand....i’m a nervous wreck! 

 

Just going through some of the “negative balance” threads and a lot of them don’t finish the story off? I’ve read only 1 were they say PayPal went quiet on them and that’s after they paid back £12,000 in 6 months off a £15,500 negative balance which I can’t possibly match! 

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yes they go dead which means nothing further happened..nothing to report...

sadly the majority of people that come here never do resolve their threads cause they dont care for anyone else bar themselves

funny that eh? if evertyone did that, they'd be no threads to read...to help them in the 1sat place

such is todays society

me...me.me..me..me..

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If it’s so easy to get shut of a PayPal negative balance how come everyone doesn’t do it as such?

I guess it’s morally wrong but not illegal!? 

 

I read a thread were a PayPal employee said “paypal WILL take you to court and WONT let it lie, they have a specialist team that chase negative accounts over a ceratain amount which I’ll defo meet that criteria 

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as I said read the date of the thread many moons ago.

 

its not illegal either, debt is a civil matter not a criminal one.

 

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I think it was from 18months ago. 

 

You’ll probably think I’m fussing again but I’ve got a feeling they’ll take mine further due to the shear amount that is owed, I’ll be astounding if they don’t. 

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just type I know what I said

 

they cant.

they are out of our jurisdiction


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So they can’t even get a CCJ against me?

Unless they sell the debt?

Even though this is a debt it’s not a “credit agreement” that’s defaulted so does this come into play? 

 

I read on on another website forum that a guy had a £12,000 negative balance and he had agreed a monthly repayment plan with the DCA. Has just given in to easily in your opinion? 

 

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no

don't sell

doesn't show not a uk debt

 

a mug

 

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So I guess now it’s just a waiting game?

Just wait for the balance to go negative and wait for the call and letters and take it from there? 

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You have no choice, other than to wait and see what happens.

 

If had a search around online and could find no mention of court claims being made.

 

Paypal are registered in Luxembourg and I should imagine that they simply do not want to risk publicity about their business model. And if they took it to court, I should imagine questions would be asked.

 

It is not great for any such business to enable large negative account balances and quite a lot of these appear to have enabled gambling.  

 

 


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I’m guessing as well, court is more for debt people refuse to pay point blank, I want and will pay it back but obviously it’ll take a long time to do so. 

 

I’ve read that they give 120 days to clear it before it moves on? 

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Probably about, 4 to 6 months before it goes to Debt Collection.

 

It it were me with such a debt, I would contact Paypal advising of the gambling addiction and advise that I would pay £10 per week or whatever was affordable.  Don't send them any budgeting information if they ask for it, as you would be correct to withold it on grounds of your data protection confidentiality.

 

Ignore Paypal refusal of payment amount or request for higher amount. Simply state affordable amount is £x per week and just keep paying them the amount, until they stop accepting it. Then record any rejection of payment. Ignore any Debt Collection letters and advise that you will only deal with Paypal.

 

 


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Not much I can do for the next week or 2 until all the payments have returned to PayPal then obviously wait for the phone calls.

I’m going to ignore any calls, letters and emails from DCAs.

 

I’ll ask PayPal to only partially freeze my account so I can make payments from my old bank account to gradually pay it off.

I’m hoping if they see I’m making regular payments (whatever I can afford) on a weekly basis that this will keep them from taking it to court even though I’ve been told numerous times that they won’t and can’t go to court anyway. 

 

I’m hoping that the light at the end of a very very long tunnel shows it’s face soon because this is making me ill. 

 

I’ve looked high and low on the net and I can’t find anywhere that PayPal took someone to court, SOLD the debt to a DCA, or a DCAs knocked at your door for money?? Just phone calls and letters is all I can see when I search ? Is this true or does anyone know of any different? 

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said that many times already.

 

time to move on me thinks

 

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1 hour ago, dx100uk said:

said that many times already.

 

time to move on me thinks

 

dx

 

So ignore any calls/letters off DCAs and try and work with PayPal directly to pay small amounts that I can afford? 

Like ive said, I’ve opened a new bank account and transferred my regular in’s and out’s to that account. I’ve removed my old debit card from PayPal but left on there my old bank account info, reason being I’m hoping that makes it easier to send payments to PayPal. Does this seem a good idea? 

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52 minutes ago, Wigwambam said:

 

So ignore any calls/letters off DCAs and try and work with PayPal directly to pay small amounts that I can afford? 

Like ive said, I’ve opened a new bank account and transferred my regular in’s and out’s to that account. I’ve removed my old debit card from PayPal but left on there my old bank account info, reason being I’m hoping that makes it easier to send payments to PayPal. Does this seem a good idea? 

 

Forget the old account being on there! My old bank account will automatically close when the transfer of bank accounts is complete. 

So going forward how do I pay off the debt in small payments without using my bank/card details? Is it possible to put the money in a family members account and transfer it via them? 

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Standing order, payment via a debit card to online account ?  If you are making payment from your end, it is you authorising and not them having your bank details.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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So I could make a payment with my new debit card and this won’t link it to PayPal in anyway?

Make payment over the phone not via the website? 

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has your new banks interweb portal not got a bacs faster payment system

i would not be ringing using a card nor setting up a DD or anything else  pers.

 

 

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I’ll have to ring the bank and ask as I’m not sure 

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You really think I could just  ignore PayPal and DCAs and this will simply go away after time? I’ve calculated what I’ll owe and it’ll be £20,000 

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I suspect many other people have done exactly what you have. Managed to gamble large sums, with the help of Paypal.

 

Might be £20,000, but that is £20,000 of bad publicity about a poor business model that allows this to happen.

 

That is why the debts are chased for a period and nothing happens. Paypal realises they have been used for Gambling and drops it like a hot potato.


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I know this is morally wrong and will definitely be against PayPal’s “rules” and “terms and conditions” but I’m not sure if at all it was against the “law” if it was deemed a criminal offence why the hell would PayPal allow such transactions!?

 

Also I’ve been told the debt isn’t a UK debt so can’t be enforced in a UK court, so for this debt to be sold to a UK DCA which in turn makes it a UK debt surely isn’t allowed as well?

Any thoughts? 

 

I suspect so myself,  Sometimes higher sometimes lower but the weight of £20,000 is well and truly on my shoulders. 

This totally my fault and it’s totally my responsibility to sort it.

I want to and will sort this but it’s going take a hell of a long time!

 

I still can’t get my head around how they would let me make such big transactions, I was to-ing and fro-ing the same amount and it was just cancelling each other out.

When the amount was due out of my bank account I’d simply make a transaction to cover it and so on. 

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