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Re: Thanks Upwork for complicating my existence

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Victor S Member Since: Sep 8, 2017
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Thanks Upwork for complicating my existence. I'm going through the situation that Payoneer has generated, where my funds were frozen, yes I know that this has nothing to do with you. Now you make me link my paypal account with my upwork account, which I have done without problem ... and now you tell me that in 3 business days I will be able to use the option to send payments to Paypal...Seriously thanks...

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Melissa D Member Since: Mar 26, 2020
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Same. What a timing to do this.


In my case my PayPal was denied because the names "didn't match" even tho they DO match. So now I have to wait for manual review and more days for an answer (and probably those extra days if it gets approved)


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Alejandro H Member Since: Jan 5, 2019
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What can we do in this case? Happened the same to me

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Emil H Member Since: Feb 19, 2011
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I am receiving all my payments via my bank account. What happens if I do not link a PayPal account?

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Paul M Member Since: Jun 25, 2017
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did you just get an email saying you need to link your Paypal account?

I think it's a scam! the address looks dodgy

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Dana S Member Since: Feb 6, 2019
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I got the same email, but i already used paypall many times. Can anyone confirm the request is legit? And what does it mean exactly ?

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Rini M Member Since: Oct 31, 2016
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Same, my name matches with Upwork verified name. But not sure why Upwork added one extra font in my first name that makes it not match and not sure where to change it as my name is the same in PayPal.
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Debora F Member Since: Nov 3, 2010
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I have exactly the same situation. "Name doesn´t match"...It matches and is the same name for the last 10 years I work through Upwork (ex Elance) 


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Marites O Member Since: Jun 22, 2015
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Oh my! That's scary!

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Valeria K Community Manager Member Since: Mar 6, 2014
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Michelle and others,


I can confirm that the email you've received is indeed from Upwork and I've just merged your posts to the official announcment. When you originally added PayPal, you were not required to link your account with Upwork. To help ensure the safe transfer of your funds, we now need you to connect your PayPal account with Upwork.

~ Valeria