Paypal Charges $81 Billion To Fill Your Gas Tank... Demands Proof It Didn't Cost That Much

from the maybe-last-summer...-but-not-now... dept

Gas prices have gone down quite a bit since highs last summer, but it still shouldn't take long for anyone to realize that charging someone $81.4 billion (with a b) to fill your gas tank is a mistake. Yet, that's what happened to Juan Zamora when he put what he thought was $26 worth of gas into his car using a PayPal debit card. And then the best part: PayPal customer service people weren't ready to believe him, arguing with him for at least 10 minutes, before realizing that, perhaps, there was a mistake on PayPal's part.

Filed Under: gas, mistakes
Companies: paypal


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    Peter, 2 Mar 2009 @ 1:08pm

    PayPal

    PayPal can and will freeze your account and all funds in it at the drop of a hat. Anything that violates the indecipherable TOSA will trip it.
    I say this because the PayPal Debit Card is just a trap for that. If you went in to Wal-Mart and bought box of .22 ammunition using your PP Debit card - that's it. They will not release your money for 6 months.

    They're not a bank - they have no rules to follow but their own.

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