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#1 The Number of

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Posted 03 November 2019 - 03:50 PM

Going to try to get the online ticket sales for the Cindy McMasters Benefit race in February going by the end of the month.

 

I have heard that if any mention of a raffle shows up on PayPal it shuts your account down. So any ideas on what to call it instead of a raffle? Would race prizes work?

 

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Posted 03 November 2019 - 03:54 PM

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Posted 03 November 2019 - 05:20 PM

Just instruct everyone to not put any sort of comments. Then confirm back to the email address associated with the PayPal account through normal email. Thats what I did for the Wounded Warrior raffles, never had an issue. If anyone wants to make sure you got payment, have them PM either through Slotblog or Facebook.


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Posted 03 November 2019 - 08:37 PM

As a fundraiser? I know you can receive donations in PayPal. I've done it to raise money to pay the fees for a forum I used to own.


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Posted 04 November 2019 - 06:19 AM

From the PayPal website, under prohibited gambling activities:

 

Lottery tickets –Include the purchase or sale of any opportunity to participate in a raffle, drawing, sweepstake, pool, or any other form of game or contest involving the distribution of prizes or monetary compensation.

 

That's why I always stipulated that no comments be added, and any needed communication be done through PM or email. If they shut you down, you're done.


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Posted 04 November 2019 - 10:24 AM

Since everyone knows it's a Cindy McMasters benefit "race" just have everyone send in their "entry fee" and you'll get your name thrown in for a door prize even if you don't show up for the race.


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Posted 04 November 2019 - 12:38 PM

This is a real concern.

 

Some years ago, Slotblog's PayPal account got locked for this very reason and I played hell getting it reopened.


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Posted 05 November 2019 - 04:30 PM

  With the number of words that could cause a red flag with PayPal I will request any body that would like to buy tickets via PayPal pm or message me first, then I can give specific instructions on how to do it so there is no chance for screw ups.

  Some people have problems following directions in a post no matter how clear you make it. Then all other conversations can be handled via e-mail rather than through PayPal. 


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Posted 06 November 2019 - 06:52 AM

  

  Some people have problems following directions in a post no matter how clear you make it. 

You talkin to me, you talkin to me? :aggressive:

 

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