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Hide real name in donations?

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Hide real name in donations?

I want to setup a donation tool on my website, however, I want to hide my real name by default from donators (for privacy concerns). It's fine that my email address or other information is shown; I just want to hide my name.

 

Is there any way this can be done?

7 REPLIES
Moderator

Re: Hide real name in donations?

Hi Elverion,

 

Welcome!

 

If you have a Business PayPal account the name displayed to your transaction partners is the business name registered to your account.

 

Amanda

Member

Re: Hide real name in donations?

I do not have a business. Would I have to provide any sort of documentation of a business that would prevent me from upgrading?

 

Are there any other differences between a business account and a personal account I need to be aware of (other than what's listed as a "benefit")? Any additional fees? I could have swore that there was a lot of differences in fees when buying/selling between personal and business accounts before; it might have changed since then.

New Community Member

Re: Hide real name in donations?

did this ever get answered?  i have the same question.  i want to add a "donate" button on my blog, but i dont want people to be able to see my real name after they donate.  i dont have a business or anything associated with the blog.  i just hoped there was a way i could get money from people if they liked my work without letting them see my real name. 

Moderator

Re: Hide real name in donations?

Hi All,

 

There is no cost to set up an account no matter the type.

 

You can learn more here

 

Amanda

Member

Re: Hide real name in donations?

I am not sure if this was an answer or not. I am also looking for an answer to this question. I have a website and accept donations, but I don't want my real name to show for privacy. My email address, and website are fine, but how do I prevent my real information from being given?

 

The info below was from a real transaction. The X's all show where my real information was given. Can I change this?

 

You sent a payment of $10.00 USD to xxxx xxxxxxx.
This charge will appear on your credit card statement as payment to PAYPAL *XXXXXXXX.
Merchant information
XXXX XXXXXXXX

 

Thank you.

Member

Re: Hide real name in donations?

Is there anyway to do this?

Thanks.

New Community Member

Re: Hide real name in donations?

I would also like for this topic to be resolved. I am having the same exact issue.