This is an alert to those of you who support my writing here with tips. Please do NOT follow any PayPal links on these pages. By the first of 2021, I will find a new way for people to tip. There are two reasons for this.
The first reason is a compromised link I discovered quite by accident. I clicked on the link I pasted into a column I was writing. The link does not really take you to my PayPal account as best I can tell. It goes to an account I cannot verify. The only difference is a missing period in the faulty link.
I don’t know how this happened. I always copy and paste code; I never input it myself.
The other reason is that PayPal charged me $15 for an error made by an unverified user. That user donated to my account, then immediately asked for a refund. I agreed to a refund once the charge posted, but the donor was in a hurry and went to PayPal. The donor claimed she never received a product she did NOT order in the first place.
For my honesty, PayPal charged me $15.
I’m not wasting any more time trying to communicate with PayPal. I spent hours back and forth with that suspect donor who claimed to want to donate to a fund for a girl’s braces. The young girl the donor claimed to care about had passed away and her death was widely reported in US papers.
So please do NOT follow any PayPal links on articles here. I hope to purge every link as quickly as I can. I am closing my PayPal account today.
Tech titans do not heart indie bloggers who think outside the statist box. That is an absolute.
(Kay B. Day/Dec. 15, 2020)