Tuesday, June 11, 2013

PayPal "Feezes" Us Out.

 PayPal has limited our account.
Donations can no longer be made via PayPal.
I have quested their email at the end of this post.

We believe PayPal is in the wrong on a number of levels
We will keep you posted as we work our way through the "freezing" of our account.
Here are some alternatives to PayPal.

Donations by cheque or money order should be sent to ...

Mackenzie-Papineau Memorial Fund
Attention - Sharon Skup
56 Riverwood Terrace
Bolton, ON L7E 1S4

MAC PAPS is a Canadian charitable organization.
Their registration and details can be found here
Canadian Registered Charities -Detail Page
 (Revenue Canada Charitable registration#88876 9197RR0001)

Make your cheque payable to the "Mackenzie-Papineau Memorial Fund" and please write "Spanky Project" on the memo line.
In Canada
Interac e-Transfer is available to send a donation.
No tax receipt will be issued.
You can do this through your on-line account.
The email address to provide is
Don’t forget to send us the answer to the “security question”.

Here is what they wrote:

There's an issue with your account

Dear Terry Shewchuk,

As part of our security measures, we regularly screen activity in the
PayPal system.

PayPal's Compliance Department has reviewed your account and identified
activity that is in violation of United States regulations administered by
the Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC).

PayPal is committed to complying with and meeting its regulatory
obligations. One obligation is to ensure that our customers, merchants, and
partners are also in compliance with applicable laws and regulations,
including those set forth by OFAC, in their use of PayPal.

We are very sorry but PayPal is no longer able to have you as a customer.
While we wish you the best of success in your future business endeavors, we
respectfully ask that you seek another method of payment for your online

Various U.S. agencies have sanctions in place that substantially regulate
or ban trade with particular countries, including but not limited to Cuba,
Sudan, Iran, Burma and North Korea. Activity within your account is in
violation of OFAC regulations. As a result of the violation, details of
your account and the transaction have been reported to OFAC.

For more details about U.S. sanctions regulations, you can visit OFAC's
website at


PayPal Compliance Department

Help Centre:
Security Centre:

This email was sent by an automated system, so if you reply, nobody will
see it. To get in touch with us, log in to your account and click "Contact
Us" at the bottom of any page.

Copyright © 2013 PayPal, Inc. All rights reserved. PayPal is located at
2211 N. First St., San Jose, CA 95131.

PayPal Email ID  PP1589

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