Some pretty bad news for PlayStation Network users who use PayPal: According to an article from Kotaku UK, PayPal has ordered a mass chargeback on PSN transactions for some still unknown reasons, and due to some recent sales, there have been a lot of PSN transactions using PayPal. For those unfamiliar with PlayStation’s policy, whenever a chargeback leaves someone’s account with a negative balance, the system automatically bans that account. That doesn’t sound too unreasonable, except now PlayStation has banned thousands of accounts.
So far, it seems only PSN and PayPal accounts from the UK are being affected by this. However, if this was the result of some internal glitch from either of these online services, chances are that chargebacks and the ensuing bans could happen in the US as well.
Many of the PlayStation support lines have been flooded with calls regarding this matter and how to fix it, so if you’re one of those who can’t reach a representative to ask why your account has been suspended, chances are its because of this. In case you’re not sure if you’re affected, check your email for a message from PayPal regarding a refund from PlayStation.
There are some reports that Sony is in talks with PayPal to resolve the issue, but other than that, neither company has made any official comments on the situation, with the Kotaku article mentioning that both have failed to respond to their questions.
Hopefully, the issue is resolved before it hits stateside, and soon, so those in the UK can go back to doing what they love.