Many PayPal account holders have been unable to access their PayPal accounts for the past five days. Attempts to access their accounts results in a redirect loop fatal error.
Pages of comments about the ongoing issue with PayPal have been filed on the website downdetector.com. Reports of the “too many redirects” error message began to be posted Aug. 26, and continue Saturday night.
“Day 5 of not being able to access my account. Calling PayPal every day and getting excuses and the runaround is exasperating,” Marilyn Geiszler Huttunen, Vintage Clothing Dealer and Blogger at Finnfemme, tweeted Saturday.
“Me too. Go to Login, and wont send me my phone code to login, bypass this and go through my secruity questions only to have it time out over and over again. Useless…” added Edward RedFox Harding, Owner at Ed&Lisa.
“Not letting me log in. Tried on PC and mobile,” commented Pam Hurst, of Leith Walk Primary School.
It was reported Friday that PayPal had patched up a cross-scripting security issue, by which it was possible for payments to be stolen. It is not known whether there is any relation between the security issue and the redirect problem that predates the reported fix.
PayPal is a U.S. company that provides electronic funds transfers in 26 currencies across 190 countries. The company was founded in Palo Alto, California in 1998 by Elon Musk and four others. PayPal was acquired by eBay in July 2002, and currently 70 percent of eBay auctions accept PayPal payment and 25 percent of auctions are transacted using the electronic service. Paypal moved a total of $228 billion in 2014.
By Justin Munce