1. Advertising
    y u no do it?

    Advertising (learn more)

    Advertise virtually anything here, with CPM banner ads, CPM email ads and CPC contextual links. You can target relevant areas of the site and show ads based on geographical location of the user if you wish.

    Starts at just $1 per CPM or $0.10 per CPC.

How do you make paypal anonymous?

Discussion in 'PayPal' started by Potsie, Nov 19, 2009.

  1. #1
    I would rather not give out my personal information, including name, to paypal buyers. Is this possible?

    If not, would 2checkout be an alternative?
    SEMrush
     
    Potsie, Nov 19, 2009 IP
    SEMrush
  2. dlprentice

    dlprentice Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    276
    Likes Received:
    6
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    108
    #2
    all you do is give out your e-mail otherwise its pretty much anonymous. They see your name I think thats it.
     
    dlprentice, Nov 19, 2009 IP
  3. alex.ohc

    alex.ohc Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    797
    Likes Received:
    13
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    135
    Digital Goods:
    1
    #3
    Create a buy now button.
     
    alex.ohc, Nov 19, 2009 IP
  4. Potsie

    Potsie Peon

    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    #4
    Whenever I buy something from someone using paypal I get their name.

    Example: "You sent a payment of $15.00 USD to Joe Blow"

    How would Joe set it up so his name is not sent to the buyer?
     
    Potsie, Nov 19, 2009 IP
  5. Kerosene

    Kerosene Alpha & Omega™ Staff

    Messages:
    11,359
    Likes Received:
    568
    Best Answers:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    385
    #5
    You can use a business account...

     
    Kerosene, Nov 19, 2009 IP
  6. Moses8595

    Moses8595 Peon

    Messages:
    4,147
    Likes Received:
    153
    Best Answers:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    #6
    Yes, you can create a paypal business account..But business accounts allow you to do business under a company
     
    Moses8595, Nov 19, 2009 IP
  7. Traffic-Bug

    Traffic-Bug Active Member

    Messages:
    1,866
    Likes Received:
    8
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    80
    #7
    I think it is pretty much difficult. If you're not going to reveal your real name, how would you withdraw the money to your bank account? The name on the bank account should match with the name on your paypal account in order to withdraw money via paypal. Then you would have to create a new identity itself in the new name.
     
    Traffic-Bug, Nov 19, 2009 IP
  8. iwillguide

    iwillguide Peon

    Messages:
    633
    Likes Received:
    2
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    #8
    hello,
    it is not possible with personal account .you should upgrade to business account to protect your name and all other personal information from buyers.i think you use other payment processes such as viritual credit cards..they are not real credit cards but you can hide your personal details
    regards!
     
    iwillguide, Nov 19, 2009 IP
  9. nyxano

    nyxano Peon

    Messages:
    417
    Likes Received:
    15
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    #9
    The only way you can do it is via a PayPal Business Account, then it is the name of your business that is displayed to customers.

    The name is shown to customers for security reasons. If I am on a PayPal site sending someone money, I want to make sure I am sending it to the right person and by seeing that person's name or business name ensures the money is going to the right place.

    Even sending money by Western Union, the sender needs your name... I don't really see how someone can send you money via a third party processor and not know any details about the recipient.
     
    nyxano, Nov 19, 2009 IP
  10. zearth

    zearth Member

    Messages:
    287
    Likes Received:
    1
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    28
    #10
    I Think no matter if anyone knows who you are... except you had a bad reputation on the internet.. maybe.. :)
    But, try paypal business account.
     
    zearth, Nov 19, 2009 IP
  11. HostWinds_Jesse

    HostWinds_Jesse Member

    Messages:
    82
    Likes Received:
    10
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    45
    #11
    Or you could use bitcoin...
     
    HostWinds_Jesse, May 30, 2016 IP
  12. Nadine Renee

    Nadine Renee Peon

    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    0
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    #12
    The advice you've gotten so far is spot on. You can use a business account to set your name and contact info up so they don't receive your personal info.
     
    Nadine Renee, Dec 10, 2016 IP
  13. kristinapanwood

    kristinapanwood Peon

    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    #13
    using a VPN allows to make payment online anonymously and securely. I would recommend using one of VPN providers like Privatoria or PIA
     
    kristinapanwood, Aug 21, 2017 IP
  14. Spartan14

    Spartan14 Greenhorn

    Messages:
    396
    Likes Received:
    7
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    23
    #14
    Well with personal acount you cannot do this but try instead a business acount
     
    Spartan14, Aug 21, 2017 IP