oddsod - 5:44 pm on May 28, 2007 (gmt 0)
Department of Trade and Industry have incredible power and can do this very easily...Paypal would get closed down by the DTI
The DTI - or the Dept of Timidity and Ineptitude as one major UK newspaper insists on calling them - has no ability to close Paypal down. And the UK government is looking to close the DTI anyway. I wouldn't be too complacent about the government protecting you against Paypal. Paypal have even moved their operation overseas to be further out of the reach of the authorities.
Bear in mind that access to anything such as a bank account (without permission) is a serious legal issue
You've given them permission to access your account. They are insisting for that permission before they verify you. That's the problem!