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Paypal stole $US 5K from FOSS project

DPic [PersonRank 10]

Friday, February 26, 2010
13 years ago2,229 views

<<As far as I can tell (and I've not looked hard, because I'd like to
escape the office early), XDS 2007 cost $US10k for the venue, around $US24k for travel sponsorship (no joke), and something like $US5k lost to PayPal (they decided we were scammers and took our money) as well as around $US5k that vanished into the Brazilian banking system, which gives us $US45k for one conference.>>


1. I used to work for PayPal
2. reddit does not accept PayPal for our self-serve advertising, and never will.
3. When I worked at PayPal, the saying around the office was, "We don't make money giving it away."

<<This happens all. The. Time. It's almost as if stealing money from "suspected fraudulent accounts" is their core business.>>

<<Everything from this PayPal theft to the infamous three strikes internet connectivity laws currently being discussed in Europe. All of it shows the same disregard for impartiality, fair, open courts with a proper objection process. Instead we can replace courts and police with companies who’s job is providing us goods and services we pay for, so they can’t really be impartial.>>

Viola [PersonRank 0]

13 years ago #

How PayPal can do this? I'm using it for a long time and shocking to hear this news. Can I believe them further? Some of my websites like (...) send me a money to the account and I grab them with PayPal system using. This news sounds bad because nobody intrested in loosing cash!

[link to porn site removed – RB]

DPic [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Well, you're not a bot, but that was definitely self-promotion for a porn site and you didn't include a NSFW tag.

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