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What crowdfunding campaigns are NOT supported by PayPal?

Personal fundraising, lending and equity-based campaign models are currently not supported.   
  • Personal fundraising includes raising money for personal use or expenses.
  • Lending-based campaigns involve individuals contributing to a loan package meant for a campaign owner, on the premise that the campaign owner returns payment to investors with interest. 
  • Equity-based campaigns involve individuals receiving some sort of equity or security in the company for their contribution.  
PayPal does not support campaigns that violate our Acceptable Use Policy or activities that violate any law, statute, ordinance, or regulations such as:
  • Currency exchange
  • Refinancing debts
  • Lotteries and gambling
  • "Get rich quick" schemes
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