Have you ever wondered whether it is possible for you to block someone on PayPal? Yes, PayPal is a very reliable platform especially when it comes to making transactions with unknown people. But there may be situations where you may not want to receive money requests or payments from a particular user. In this article, I’ll be answering one of PayPal’s frequently asked questions, “ How to block someone on PayPal?”
Unfortunately, PayPal does not allow you to outrightly block someone. The closest you can do is to block the person from paying under the “Send Money” tab. This would block unsolicited payments, but allow payments from eBay checkout, PayPal invoices, and your website.
PayPal is renowned for making online money transfers available to almost everyone in the world. Despite the good reputation that PayPal has, there is no hard and fast rule that everyone on this platform is genuine. And many users have found themselves in situations where they would like to block money requests or even block payments from specific people. While PayPal doesn’t just allow you to block right away, there are ways you can prevent certain people from sending you money requests/payments and I’ll be looking into these ways in this article.
How to block someone on PayPal with an individual or personal account
Like I said earlier, there is no direct way to block someone on PayPal from sending you payments, money requests, or communicating with you. It’s not like Whatsapp or Twitter where you’d just block someone with a button. A solution to receiving unsolicited money requests/payment notes is to just ignore the sender. However, if the same user keeps sending you payments or payment notes, you may want to raise this concern with PayPal by contacting support.
How to block someone on PayPal with Business Account
People using Business Accounts on PayPal have the option to block payments. To be more specific, you’ll be able to limit payments from specific senders as well as add instructions to the sender. So how do you go about this? Follow the instructions below:
- Log in to your PayPal via the app or PayPal website.
- Then, go to ‘Settings”. Under settings, navigate to “Selling Tools” and click on it.
- Go to “Getting Paid and Managing My Risks” and then select the “Update” option. After that, “Block Payments”.
You’ll also find settings to change settings for the preferred currency you want to receive money in which you can change by using the “Allow payments sent to me in a currency I do not hold” button. Also, you can use the “Block accidental payments” option when you have duplicate invoice IDs when the payment is being made. And as the name implies, the option allows you to block payments when you have duplicate invoice IDs. On the other hand, if the payment was initiated by using the “pay anyone” subtab, then blocking them is as easy as using the “Block payments from users who” button.
How to block money requests on PayPal?
Unfortunately, PayPal doesn’t have a feature that allows you to block money requests, This is a feature that should be added as many users keep receiving payments requests from people they do not know. A way to block people from sending you money request is to remove them from your contact list. But this isn’t even helpful as the people sending you money requests aren’t even on your contact list. But if it’s someone on your contact list, you can block them from sending money requests by following the following process:
- Go to Send and Request.
- Click Contacts at the top of the page.
- Select the contact you’d like to remove, then click Remove this contact.
How to block PayPal from eBay
You’ll have to unlink the PayPal account on the eBay site/app to block PayPal from eBay. Below are the steps to unlink your PayPal account from eBay:
- Log in to your eBay account.
- Navigate to the Account tab.
- Select PayPal Account and click on “Remove”. This will remove the Paypal from eBay account.
- How to block someone from requesting money on Paypal
- You cannot block the specific user from requesting money, this is how PayPal works.
- Note that you can also block users directly on eBay from your eBay account. This will prevent them from being able to bid on your products.
How to block someone from sending money on Paypal
PayPal does not have an option that allows you to block people. Honestly, this feature is long overdue and I hope PayPal will do something about it soo. However, you can always change your email address. But most people aren’t too keen on changing their PayPal email address regularly. Another option is to contact PayPal support and I’m sure they’d be happy to help you out.