Autobot032 wrote:Banjo-Tron wrote:Burn wrote:Because as far as the merchant is concerned, they're customers not criminals, giving out data like that will be a breach of their privacy.
Oh OK. I assumed that the bank was the one that obscured their details, not the merchant. Does that mean that their identities are protected if, say, the police wanted to see 'em?
No. With a warrant or a subpoena, PayPal has to release that information so an arrest may be made.
Which then brings back the issue of who gets the police involved?
In this particular instance I think the police could easily get involved, there are a number of people affected, they have a source of where the information was gathered from, an investigation could and should be launched.
Perhaps some of you affected members could approach your local police and explain the situation to them? They may be able to point you in a direction where a number of you can give the necessary info to help get things rolling.