IDeal will take action against debt collection abuse




The organization behind iDeal, Netherlands Payments Association, to take measures against abuse of IDL. Tros Radar reports Monday that rogue retailers use PayPal payments and then write off money through a direct debit.

iDeal logo Therefore, iDeal retailers, as the measure through, not setting up recurring payments via PayPal. Later on Monday reported Tros Radar that rogue traders iDeal payments up to the promise of a one-time payment, but that they then write off money by direct debit. How big the problem is unclear. “We have no figures from there,” said a spokesman for the Payments Association Netherlands, who does not want to be named.

According to the Payments Association, the abuse in a few months are no longer possible. “We are going to modify your rules and regulations,” the spokesman said. “Retailers can no longer make additional depreciation.” If it does, it may be broken the contract with the dishonest shopkeeper.

Incidentally use legitimate companies like Spotify and Netflix PayPal to set up a recurring payment. New customers pay the first time via PayPal; further payments are made through direct debit. According to the spokesperson remains temporarily possible. “Currently, all working to authorize electronic payments,” he says. “Then, this construction will not be required.”

Although supervisor Currence has already decided that the change must come, the member banks have there also something to say about it. “But they probably do agree,” the spokesman said.


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