PayPal Experiencing Site Outage

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Many users who are attempting to use PayPal are finding their orders are not going through. The problem is affecting the live site, including the PayPal APIs, the official website, the Website Payments Standard, Website Payments Pro Payflow Edition and Express Checkout.

The popular online payment service started experiencing difficulties around 11AM EST. Users who try to submit a payment receive the message, “Sorry – your last action could not be completed.” According to site developers, PayPal became aware of the problem and began to fix it. An hour after the problem started, Anuj from the PayPal Comms Team wrote on The PayPal Blog, “I just wanted to let everyone know that the site is back up. The site went down at 8.07am PT and was up for most users at 9.24am PT. We will continue to communicate about the issues we experienced once we have more details. I’d like to apologize on behalf of the company to anyone who was affected.” However, some users are still reporting that their credit cards, orders and other functionalities of the site are being declined.

PayPal is live blogging their progress here.

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