Have you ever wondered if it’s possible to block someone on PayPal? PayPal is a very reliable platform, especially when it comes to making transactions with unknown people, but there may be situations where you don’t want to receive money requests or payments from a specific user. In this article, I’ll be answering one of PayPal’s frequently asked questions: “How to block someone on PayPal?”
Unfortunately, using PayPal does not provide the option to directly block another user. The closest solution is to use the “Send Money” tab to block the person from making payments. This will stop any unsolicited payments, while still permitting payments from eBay checkout, PayPal invoices, and your website.
PayPal is known for making online money transfers available to almost everyone in the world. Despite its good reputation, not everyone on this platform is genuine. 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 have a direct way to block someone, 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
As mentioned before, PayPal does not have a direct way to block someone from sending payments, money requests, or communicating with you, unlike other social media platforms such as Whatsapp or Twitter. Ignoring the sender is the most effective way to stop unwanted money requests or payments. However, if the same user keeps sending you payments or payment notes, it is best to contact PayPal support and raise your concern with them.
How to block someone on PayPal with Business Account
People with Business Accounts on PayPal have the option to block payments. Specifically, you can limit payments from specific senders and add instructions for them. Here’s how:
- Log in to your PayPal account through the app or website.
- Go to ‘Settings’ and navigate to ‘Selling Tools’. Click on it.
- Select ‘Getting Paid and Managing My Risks’ and then choose ‘Update’. From there, select ‘Block Payments’.
In this section, you’ll also be able to change the settings for the preferred currency you want to receive money in, by using the ‘Allow payments sent to me in a currency I do not hold’ button. You can also use the ‘Block accidental payments’ option when you have duplicate invoice IDs when the payment is being made. Additionally, if the payment was initiated by using the ‘pay anyone’ subtab, you can easily block them by using the ‘Block payments from users who’ button.
How to block money requests on PayPal?
PayPal does not have a feature that allows you to completely block money requests. This is an important feature that should be added, as many users receive payments requests from people they do not know or do not want to transact with. The closest solution is to remove the sender from your contact list, but this is not always effective since the sender may not even be in your contact list.
If the sender is in your contact list, you can block them from sending money requests by following these steps:
- Go to your account settings
- Select the “Manage Purchases and Payments” tab
- Select “Manage settings next to Payment Requests”
- Here, you can select the user you want to block, and then click “Block”.
- Once the user is blocked, they will no longer be able to send money requests to you.
Alternatively, you can also remove them from your contact list by going to Send and Request, click on Contacts at the top of the page, select the contact you’d like to remove, then click on Remove this contact.
How to block PayPal from eBay
To block PayPal from eBay, you will need to unlink the PayPal account from the eBay site or app. Here are the steps to do so:
- Log in to your eBay account.
- Go to the “My eBay” page.
- Select “Account” from the top menu.
- Select “PayPal Account” from the left-hand menu.
- Click the “Unlink PayPal Account” button.
- Confirm the unlinking process.
Once the PayPal account is unlinked, it will be blocked from being used on the eBay site or app.
How to block someone from sending money on Paypal
Unfortunately, PayPal does not provide an option to block people from sending payments or money requests. This is a feature that should be added, as it would be extremely useful for users who are receiving unwanted payments or money requests. Changing your email address can be an effective solution, but this is not practical for those who do not want to keep switching emails. Another option is to contact PayPal support, and they should be able to assist with blocking any unwanted payments or money requests.