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Is opening a Paypal account with a fake name illegal ?

Discussion in 'Legal Issues' started by Brother Hassan, Jul 19, 2012.

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  1. #1
    Hello,
    SEMrush
    Is opening a Paypal account with a fake name illegal ? I mean what if I use a Internet screen name, can I use that name ? What if my Mastercard is on that name as well ?

    Thank you
     
    Brother Hassan, Jul 19, 2012 IP
    SEMrush
  2. Froomple

    Froomple Active Member

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    Yes, its illegal and can also get your account frozen.
     
    Froomple, Jul 19, 2012 IP
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    #3
    Instead of using fake name use your original name. I think using fake name is illegal.
     
    hanky_panky, Jul 19, 2012 IP
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    I see. Are you required to be a US citizen to open a US account or not ?
     
    Brother Hassan, Jul 19, 2012 IP
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    Froomple Active Member

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    #5
    You cant get a US account if you are not from the US, even if you do so, you will eventually get banned.
    Better get an account for the country that you are living currently. :)
     
    Froomple, Jul 19, 2012 IP
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    What if you own a US IP address (VPS) and a bank account ? Also a physical address ? Would using a US Paypal still be illegal ?
     
    Brother Hassan, Jul 19, 2012 IP
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    browntwn Illustrious Member

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    #7
    If it violates their terms of service you are committing a fraud. Read their TOS and stop wasting time asking here.
     
    browntwn, Jul 19, 2012 IP
  8. Brother Hassan

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    LOL but its soo long :p
     
    Brother Hassan, Jul 20, 2012 IP
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    GMF Well-Known Member

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    #9
    You started the thread yesterday... I think you have enough time on your hand to read it carefully... twice
     
    GMF, Jul 20, 2012 IP
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    matt_62 Notable Member

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    #10
    well in that case [sarcasm]Yes its completely legal to use fake name, fake details and noone has ever lost their money or had all their funds frozen for doing this[/sarcasm]
     
    matt_62, Jul 20, 2012 IP
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    browntwn Illustrious Member

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    You could use your common sense which should tell you, "of course it is illegal to use fake details".... but if you still were not sure then you read the TOS.
     
    browntwn, Jul 20, 2012 IP
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    #12
    It's would be the same as the identity theft
     
    baronet-a, Jul 23, 2012 IP
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    ShareUpload Peon

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    #13
    That would be illegal too :)
     
    ShareUpload, Jul 24, 2012 IP
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    #14
    There are some countries with jurisdiction "other names you are known by" but in case when you are asked to provide ID issues by governement you cannot stand...
     
    stefek99, Jul 25, 2012 IP
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    upgrade999 Peon

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    #15
    It's no illegal, not until they found out that you're using a fake one.
     
    upgrade999, Jul 25, 2012 IP
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    #16
    It is illegal, you may easy get account limit.
     
    dom19, Jul 26, 2012 IP
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    #17
    You guys are all wrong, this is NOT ILLEGAL.

    The most paypal can do is close your account, they can not take any legal action!

    I encourage you to check out aspkin.com

    He has a book called ebay stealth which also works for paypal. It will teach you everything you need to know about making stealth accounts!!!

    Good luck
     
    centsnag.com, Jul 26, 2012 IP
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    GMF Well-Known Member

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    #18
    Yeah, but that IS the problem.

    Also: When you create a PayPal account with a fake name, you would also need a credit card or bank account with this fake name so you can exchange funds and that is pretty illegal.
     
    GMF, Jul 27, 2012 IP
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  19. Brother Hassan

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    #19
    Not really, if you can maintain your stealth account than that won't be a problem. As for the the credit card, one could use a VCC. It would work with any name so nothing illegal. You have to realize that illegal and against Paypal TOS are two different things.
     
    Brother Hassan, Jul 29, 2012 IP
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    llcseoharvest Peon

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    #20
    Obviously, fakes are illegal. So, why would you use fake names?
     
    llcseoharvest, Jul 31, 2012 IP
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