Hacker Paradise founder Casey Rosengren, on Medium:
On one hand, Paypal was saying that our account was too risky for them to release the $20,000 they’d taken as collateral. On the other hand, they were saying our account was credible enough to offer us a loan.
We chose to approach this in the spirit of Hanlon’s Razor: when in doubt, assume ignorance, not malice. So, we emailed a screenshot of the ad above to the startup evangelist, assuming it was some kind of clerical error.
Unfortunately, for customers outside the US there is no practical alternative to Paypal. I still use them for most of my recurring payments, with the occasional online purchase.Share: