MasterCard Says No More PayPal

from the ouch dept

In a couple of weeks you may no longer be able to use your MasterCard to make a PayPal payment. MasterCard has said that they won’t let charges go through from “third parties” such as PayPal in order to prevent fraud. Of course, the real reason might have something to do with the folks at MasterCard suddenly realizing that small online businesses are no longer signing up directly with MasterCard for merchant accounts, and just going straight to PayPal instead. PayPal says they’re negotiating with MasterCard to figure out some sort of exemption from the new rule.

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