Error Message – “Cannot Recognize This Device”

Another message that is brought to you by PayPal, eBay & Amazon possibly. This is one message is more common with PayPal than anything.

We tend to encounter on a regular basis with accounts sitting inactive and then being used or accounts that have been in use but just not quite long enough for eBay & Paypal to decipher the user logging in.

We are unsure of what can possibly cause this, but we can give a couple of theories and solutions to add some food for thought in the mix.

Various Theories

If you buy eBay & Paypal accounts or create your own, we can say that this is not an issue with how the account is created but mostly an issue with the IP & cookies throwing eBay & Paypal for a loop.

Normally when sending out accounts to buyers of ours, we recommend them to browse the account and stay active for at least a day or two.

It can be sooner, but we like be safe than sorry. Our speculation for 24 hour + activity time gives eBay & PayPal enough time to install their “tracking” and recognize the IP and register the user activity on the account.

Once that is all said and done, it should give eBay & Paypal enough information to get a sense of the user logging in from now on.

From this point on, there should be no other alarms, red flags or suspicion drawn to the account if you are correctly implementing stealth/incognito techniques.PayPalLocked

Cookies Are Not Just For Eating

With cookies playing a larger majority of their tracking tactics, if you happen to clear cookies every time you log into your account, then this can be the culprit of the problem. Every time you log off and clear cookies, you clear eBay & PayPal’s tracking device.

This would mean, each & every time you log in, eBay & Paypal have no record of their tracking device and thus would give them more suspicion to scrutinize your account even more.

The Solution?

Implement a separate windows user or mac user account for each and every eBay & Paypal account you operate.

Doing so allows less attention to accounts, less likely to get suspended or limited and fewer chances of having to go through a verification session just to prove you are the owner of the account.

If you are operating a Windows based computer, you can create a new user profile by simply going into your control panel and clicking the accounts section.

From there you are able to set up as many user accounts as needed based on your requirements. It is a simple tactic to follow and it can save you headaches in the future.

IP & Cookies Are Still In Tact But I Am Receiving The Error!

If you happen to still receive this error message even when all stealth/incognito tactics are followed and your IP & cookies have not been altered in anyway, then chances are you’re activity is drawing their attention.

Activity such as moving money to quickly, large withdraws or any actions previously that PayPal considers “suspicious” will prompt this message each time you try to withdraw or send money.

The Solution?

Your best solution would be to leave the account as is and do not attempt any ways of bypassing it for now. Usually doing so can result in PayPal taking further action on the account by limiting it and asking for documents.

Avoid that as it is more of a headache in itself. Leaving the account for a couple of hours up to days should prevent this message from happening again. It should go through after a couple of periods of alone time, anytime after that we never had instances with it occurring again.

Most of these solutions and tactics tend to solve this issue, but that is not always the case with PayPal.

Until there is a common solution that works 100% of the time, we can only give out a couple of recommendations we use for our clients and ourselves that have warranted positive results.