Something I'd like to share with the group (sorry, bad sense of humour)
I stopped using PayPal a few years ago. I forgot to renew the card it was associated when it expired. When I tried to update the details PayPal had blocked the account and refused to re-active unless I provided photographic ID. What, pray tell, do PayPal want or need with photographic ID? So, I, being the level headed and rational individual I am, smelled a huge fetid rat and stopped using their 'services.'
With regards this sorry tale, who made PayPal a member of the board, least of all the director of finance? It could be they have a requirement under money laundering regulations, transfer of over $1000 dollars was once the limit for notification of suspicious activity. However, that said, I much prefer to infer nefarious purpose on PayPals part.