I would like to temporarily block incoming payments to my PayPal account.

I've looked under Profile -> Settings but can't find any option to block payments.

Is there any way I can do this?


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This setting is available in premier accounts, but not in personal accounts.

Click on Profile > My Selling Preferences > Look under Getting paid and managing risk and you'll see the Block Payments link.

You can do any of the following:

  • Block payments sent to me in a currency I do not hold.
  • Block accidental payments: (You may prevent accidental payments by blocking duplicate invoice IDs).
  • Block Payments from users who initiate payments from the Pay Anyone subtab of the Send Money tab.
  • Block Pay with eCheque or German bank transfer for all website payments except eBay.
  • Block payments from Student account users under 18 years old.
  • Display "Add Instructions to Seller" text input field.
  • Change the way PAYPAL appears on your credit card statements.

But you can't block all payments being sent to your account or email address. (I was curious about this so I checked with PayPal support.)

If you're having problems give PayPal a call on +35314369004 (UK/Ireland) or +14029357733 (USA).

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    I don't have a premium account. I have personal account and I can't find your setting
    – yes123
    Commented Feb 18, 2012 at 11:51
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    @yes123 updated the answer, it seems this is only applicable for premier accounts, there are no options for this in personal accounts. Try giving them a call on the number in the answer.
    – toomanyairmiles
    Commented Feb 18, 2012 at 11:55

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