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What is PayPal’s Acceptable Use Policy and where can I find it?

PayPal maintains an Acceptable Use Policy to identify the types of products and services that are prohibited and those that require pre-approval. It is the responsibility of the buyers and sellers to ensure they are compliant with all applicable laws and policies.

You can find our Acceptable Use Policy by clicking Legal at the bottom of any PayPal page.

What if I need to report a new violation?
Please click here to report a violation of our Acceptable Use Policy.

What type of violations can I report?
We encourage you to report any violations of the Acceptable Use Policy to PayPal immediately.

Please complete and submit the form if you identify a violation related to:

  • A PayPal.Me link
  • An offensive or graphic image
  • Mature adult content
  • Child exploitation
  • Firearms or weapons
  • Gambling
  • Multi-level marketing or Ponzi schemes
  • Prescription drugs
  • Illegal narcotics
  • Counterfeit or stolen goods
  • Any other violations of our Acceptable Use Policy
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