Sir Apfelot Blog

24 May 2021

Canceling a PayPal subscription - explained step by step

In the last few weeks I have tried many Internet tools that I might want to use for search engine optimization. As a rule, the tools offer you a test phase, but you have to enter a means of payment for this, [...]
9 February 2021
Ecwid free shop - my experiences

Ecwid: Mini shop for under 10 products created in one afternoon

A few weeks ago my wife and I took over the marketing of the small Simbrix handicraft stones in Germany. So that we could also offer the Simbrix kits online, I was looking for an uncomplicated shop system that [...]
2 January 2021
Convert PayPal credit into another currency

Instructions: Convert Paypal credit from dollars to euros and have it exchanged

My tax advisor has the ardent wish that my PayPal account only works with euros and that amounts in US dollars or other currencies are converted directly. I had done that once before, but now [...]
23 October 2020

Sir Apfelot newsreel week 43, 2020

The weather shows us that autumn has come. But even if it is gray, cold and wet outside, you can rely on the flame of knowledge that is passed on at this point. Of course there are [...]
20 April 2020

"PP Customer Service" - New phishing email on behalf of PayPal

A few days ago, PayPal changed the terms of use and terms and conditions, which is currently used by fraudsters to send phishing emails. A scam email also landed in my mailbox. She reveals how already so [...]
22 January 2020

Attention, new PayPal phishing! (Short message)

Earlier this month I pointed out a phishing email sent on behalf of PayPal. In the corresponding post I also showed you how to expose the mail as a fraud and that [...]
6 January 2020

PayPal e-mail on "Directive 2015/2366 (PSD2)" is phishing!

Perhaps you also received an email from PayPal Customer Service at the beginning of 2020 with the subject “Your action is required” on the subject of “Directive 2015/2366 (PSD2)” that struck you as a little weird. No wonder, because [...]
17 December 2019
Euro as the main currency with PayPal

Instructions: Change your PayPal business account to euros and remove US dollars

I had a long conversation with my accountant today and we came across the statement from my PayPal account. For him, the confusing thing about this document is the mixing up of transactions in euros and US dollars [...]
11 October 2019

Sir Apfelot newsreel week 41, 2019

It's autumn, it's getting colder and it's Friday - perfect for a cozy Sir Apfelot newsreel. In addition to the many messages, instructions and advice on macOS 10.15 Catalina, which this week here in [...]