Why SSN Numbers Will Run Out (Explained)

America’s Social Security Number was not originally meant to be a universal identifier of its citizens. However, it has expanded into federal and commercial use for that purpose. Unfortunately, the SSN system doesn’t meet the requirements of an identification number of a country with a population size of the United States. This article looks into … Read more

History Of SSN As Identification

It’s easy to think that SSNs have always been with us, but this isn’t true. They have a history that started in the era of the Great Depression. The original goal was not to have a universal identity number for Americans. This article shows you how they started and how they become what we know … Read more

Seller Protection With Tracking Or Signature Confirmation

This article covers two methods of protection for sellers on online marketplaces such as eBay. The first method is with tracking numbers. The second method is delivery with signature confirmation. We’ll cover the differences in protection and what to do when you’re faced with a claim. Tracking Numbers With tracked delivery, the postal service provides … Read more

How To Spot Email Spoofing (For Beginners)

This article shows you how to spot fake emails that have been spoofed to look like they’re coming from a legitimate company. I’ll use specific examples of spoof emails that pretend they are from PayPal or marketplaces like Amazon and eBay. If you’re using these sites for transactions, you should understand what spoof emails are … Read more

Spot Fake PayPal Notification Emails (Explained)

When you’re selling on an online marketplace like eBay or Amazon, you need to be aware of fake PayPal notification emails. These fake PayPal payment confirmations falsely state that the buyer has paid for the item. The email is faked to look as if it comes from PayPal or the marketplace. What Do Fake PayPal Notification … Read more

Can You Use PayPal On Amazon? (Workarounds)

You can’t use PayPal directly on Amazon, but there are legitimate ways to get around this. This article runs through all your options to use PayPal indirectly on Amazon. We’ll also give you all the reasons as to why Amazon doesn’t accept PayPal. A Summary Of How You Can And Can’t Use PayPal On Amazon … Read more

How To Downgrade PayPal From Business To Personal

There is no automated option on the PayPal website to downgrade a Business account to a Personal account. Only customer support staff can start the process. You need to contact Customer Support to request the downgrade of your account. Unfortunately, the PayPal forums have many complaints from customers having difficulty getting a downgrade. This article … Read more

How To Block Someone On PayPal (Explained)

The extent to which you can block someone on PayPal depends on whether you have a Personal or Business account. You have more options if you have a Business account, but there are some limited actions you can with a Personal account. This article starts with a summary of what you can do with either … Read more

Why Does PayPal Need My SSN? (Explained)

When you log into your PayPal account, do you see an alert saying that you must give the company your Social Security Number? Are you having difficulty withdrawing funds because you haven’t given your SSN? U.S. customers need to provide tax identification to PayPal in some circumstances. This article explains why. Why Does PayPal Need … Read more