Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Lawsuit: Donations Made Using PayPal May Never Reach Charities

PayPal has pulled some pretty lame stuff in the past but, if these allegations are true, this is about as low as you can go.

PayPal’s charitable platform, which the company says raised more than $7bn in 2016, claims to allow individuals to give directly to “over a million charities”. But only a fraction of those charities actually receive the donations, the lawsuit alleges, because they aren’t registered with PayPal. Donations made to non-registered charities are held by PayPal for six months before being transferred to other not-for-profit organizations, according to the suit.