Should PayPal allow donations to people under investigation?
George Zimmerman is out of jail on a $150,000 dollar bail – but that did not stop the person accused of shooting dead Trayvon Martin two months ago from collecting money from donations.
Not just through any type of charity, mind you, but rather through PayPal!
With more than $200,000 in a PayPal account, George Zimmerman raises the question to the PayPal executives: should people under investigation – particularly that of a felony – be allowed to raise money through electronic means?
Zimmerman’s legal defense – at $400 per hour – is expected to cost more than one million dollars.
In a separate incident, Claire Squires, a female marathon runner who was raising funds for charity lost her own life during the London Marathon; donations made through the micropayments web site, JustGiving.com, have topped $1 million dollars.
Where should the limit be placed: Should a person who isn’t alive any longer be allowed to collect money through a donation fund they started?
These are questions that electronic payment web sites such as PayPal and JustGiving will most definitely address in their next update round of Terms and Conditions.