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PayPal freezes VPN provider's account, spooked by BitTorrent

By Rick · 12 replies
Jun 25, 2012
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  1. TorGuard, a VPN service provider, was recently given the cold shoulder by PayPal for providing BitTorrent-related services. Upon discovery of TorGuard's relationship with BitTorrent, PayPal abruptly froze the company's account, preventing the virtual network provider from sending or receiving payments…

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  2. Mantrhax

    Mantrhax TS Rookie Posts: 36

    I smell paypal being sued soon !
  3. mevans336

    mevans336 TS Enthusiast Posts: 161   +11

    Why? They are free to do business with whomever they want. Deciding not to do business with companies that associate themselves with Bittorrent is not illegal in the slightest.
  4. they looking for confrontation with anonymous again.....
  5. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 3,507   +1,308

    The thing is they've suspended accounts for other completely innocent companies before, even charity's, someone needs to take them to court simply because they deserve to be in some kind of hot water...
  6. Another evil Corporation flexes it's muscle.
  7. morip

    morip TS Rookie

    lol, its like paypal want to be attacked by script kiddies/anonymous again...
    and paypal freezes their vpn now because its summer and all the kids and most adults are off school/work..

    haha, what the hell?.
    so its quite sure that they are working with the feds or something and are ready...
    or could it just be that this is to get attention from script kiddies/4chan to hide/make them forget something else that's coming up?..

    they are ready to trace back to the kids..
  8. Tygerstrike

    Tygerstrike TS Enthusiast Posts: 827   +93

    Ok so what they have done is violate the ToU that paypal setup, and the other company agreed to follow. How does that make paypal an "evil corporation"? Its a contract difference thats all. Torguard broke the ToU that paypal asks everyone to sign. Paypal didnt break their end of the agreement. Torguard did thats all. Its not some massive scheme to get ANON to attack them. Its not some "Giant Evil Corporation" flexing their muscles. Take off the tin foil hats guys. Remember the simplest answer is more then likely the correct answer in this case.
    Jesus!!!! Let them watch one episode of Xfiles and they think their the experts on conspiracy. Real conspiracy, you will never know its going on till its over.
  9. Except in the article, it stated they didn't.
    They "might" have link to torrent, but that isn't absolute, nor is there any evidence provided to say they do.
    All Paypal did is suspend a user account, without any investigation, and no way for the user to appeal or review the "evidence" against them.
    It is their service, but if the user didn't violate any "rule" or TOU" then anything goes at the company whim?
    Sorry, but business doesn't work like that.
  10. Rippleman

    Rippleman TS Evangelist Posts: 871   +393

    It does, it can, it will, and it just did.
  11. treetops

    treetops TS Evangelist Posts: 2,619   +598

    I know its not illegal or anything but its lame when they put the lock down on legit companies. Like grim dawn a up and coming hack and slash.
  12. TJGeezer

    TJGeezer TS Enthusiast Posts: 385   +10

    Plus, freezing their assets with no notice and only a vague justification not borne out by later facts would NEVER cause unjustified, actionable harm to any business. Wait... that doesn't sound right...
  13. Tygerstrike

    Tygerstrike TS Enthusiast Posts: 827   +93

    If there is a contract despute, freezing the assets of the transaction in question is common practice. It goes into a type of limbo. Its held until a third party arbitrator who is non biased towards either of the companies makes a ruling based on the evidence provided by both parties.

    @Guest who posted...
    Have you been living under a rock? Businees does work that way. Ive been in retail for over 25yrs. Ive seen much worse.

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