Paypal is having technical difficulties: You can’t send money

A buyer just contacted me and told me that they have been trying for an hour to pay me but they can’t because Paypal is experiencing technical difficulties. I checked some websites and it appears that this is a problem that numerous people are having for days now.

These problems started at about the 26th of February but problems have gotten worse in the past 48 hours. Although the website is up and running and people can log into their accounts, it is not possible to SEND MONEY.

Paypal gives an error report, saying they are experiencing technical difficulties:

The PayPal site is currently experiencing technical difficulties. We are working to solve this problem as quickly as possible. Please return to the PayPal website later to complete your transaction. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Some people that tried to make purchases from various website merchants got this message:

We are not able to process your payment using your PayPal account at this time. Please return to the merchant’s website and try using a different payment method (if available).

If you call Paypal they will admit that this is really a problem on their end. They say that they are working hard to fix it. I was able to make a payment to Go Daddy yesterday. Not sure if this works now.


About Konstantinos Zournas

I studied Computer Engineering and Computer Science in London, UK and I am now living in Athens, Greece. I went online in 1995, started coding in 1996 and began buying domain names and creating websites in 2000. I started the blog in 2012.


  1. Just send money right now

  2. I’ve received two payments tonight. Of course they were each under $100

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