02 Feb

Scottish Ruby Conference – Ticket Sales Close Monday 7 Feb, at the latest

The longer form is a tale of annyoyance and frustration with PayPal. This is the fourth year that we have run this conference, and every year PayPal have restricted our account. Each year they have asked for pretty much the same information and documents that they asked for the previous year. This time, we have decided that we are as mad as hell and are not going to take it anymore.

The situation is similar to the passenger revolts against the TSA in the USA: while we appreciate that PayPal have a duty to guard against fraud and money-laundering, their apparant lack of record-keeping leads us to conclude that they cannot be doing this effectively; it is hard to escape the conclusion that we are being picked on to provide Security Theatre for the financial authorities. We could bend over to be probed by PayPal again, but have decided to opt-out this year.

via Scottish Ruby Conference – Ticket Sales Close Monday 7 Feb, at the latest. PayPal has to be one of the worst payment processors for business it seems on the internet. One of the most widely used but one of the most frustrating it seems.