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PayPal UK is currently down. Although the front page seems to be working, anyone logging in is met with a server error message. Four Register readers tipped us off to the problem, which we suppose is at least a sign of its popularity. The page is currently showing: Internal Server Error The server encountered an internal …


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  1. Anonymous Coward

    Nice spin

    "and anything you might have done that may have caused the error", you naughty boy!

  2. Richard Cain 1

    Unrelated, but SpamCop is also tits up

    All attempts to report Nigerian miscreants, Chinese drug fakers and Russian scammers get the error message:

    "Sorry, failed to get reportid from database, will not send."

  3. Pandy06269


    PayPal is OK now - 10:52 BST.

  4. Anonymous Coward
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    looks like its back

    Looks like its back up now:

    "Resolved: This notification is to inform you that the following issue with PayPal website has been resolved as of Jun 24, 2:37 AM PDT (Jun 24, 10:37 AM BST)."

  5. Kev K

    was okay 12:15 last night

    when I got a couple of domains from 123 reg & then hit the lazy button cos I couldnt be arsed to get my card out

  6. Your alien overlord - fear me

    Had a problem late last night as well

    but the transaction seemed to go through but the reply from the sellers website indicated it didn't.

  7. gareth123456

    Working again

    It's working again now as at 11.05am - just logged in and there's a new interface, so it looks like they took it offline while they put that live.

  8. OFI


    I call shenaningans. Worked fine at 7:50am and works fine now :-P

    These weren't BT ISP reg users were they? RS has been failing for a few days on BT..

  9. JonRB


    eBay encourages sellers to use PayPal?

    I think the word you're looking for here is *forces*

  10. Andy Barber

    Refuses my card

    Paypal refuses to accept my Credit card at all. I have used it to make direct payments though, seen the receipt so I know it works.

    I have spoken to a human by phone & they said my account was "blocked". They "un-blocked" my account. It still doesn't work!

    BTW nice to see the new icons but why is Gates still there? He's so yesterday!

  11. Grease Monkey Silver badge

    Typical Paypal if you ask me

    Paypal and ebay seem to think doing server maintenance during our daylight hours is fine as long as it's night time at their HQ. Presumably the entire world should work to their timezone.

  12. Number6


    This appears to be El Reg's word of the day. It's in three separate headlines at time of writing.

  13. Ross 12


    Re titsup, I remember the good old days of the first .com bubble, when 90% of stories on the reg were ' goes titsup'. Those were the days!

    *beer because it's the perfect weather for one

  14. Anonymous Coward

    How disappointing

    I click through from the RSS feed hoping to see that PayPal have gone bankrupt, yet it's just a website outage.

  15. Ben Wells


    that teh outage coincides with one of my rare purchases using PayPal. The merchant gave me an error page saying the transaction failed hence order not processed, I tried again same result. 30 mins later 2 emails from paypal saying my transaction has been processed but of course no order processed by merchant.Grrrr.

  16. W
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    "a sign of its popularity"

    == evidence of it's ubiquity (which for the most part is due to eBay's snidey setup)

  17. Anonymous Coward


    I wonder if the glitch is reponsible for this email:

    Dear Tony Blair,

    On , we attempted to transfer from your bank account, ending in . This transfer was returned by your bank on for the reason below:

    There was a bank processing error.

    As a result, this bank account has been removed from your PayPal account. Please contact your bank for more information or add a new bank account. Please do not contact PayPal because this is entirely an issue between the account holder and their bank.

    Yours sincerely,


    I did get another one :

    Dear Tony Blair,

    The mandate from your bank account, ending in 1234, was returned by your bank on 24 Jun. 2009 for the reason below:

    The bank is disputing the Direct Debit Instruction (DDI).

    Yours sincerely,


    Which considering I do not have any DDIs set up on paypal is a bit odd. I thought they might be phishing emails but now I'm not sure as they both arrived at 10:59

    But if lots of people got them who have DDIs set up and they really have blanked out all those bank details there will be a lot of very unhappy people

  18. Anonymous Coward
    Paris Hilton

    In the spirit of today's Reg

    can we see the tits that have gone up, please?

  19. Jon Robinson

    I for one...

    ... welcome our new...

    oh hang on, what was the article about?

    oh never mind.

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