PayPal tells users to donate, then allegedly sends money to the wrong charities


PayPal wants its users to give to charity, but it’s allegedly messing up the details. 

A federal class-action lawsuit against PayPal says the payment platform is encouraging charitable giving among its users — but that the funds don’t always reach the intended nonprofit. 

Money earmarked for specific charities through PayPal’s Giving Fund is often redirected to other causes when the charity it was meant for doesn’t have a PayPal account, the lawsuit says. The Giving Fund allows users to donate to over a million charitable organizations, and encourages giving with perks like a 1 percent matching donation from PayPal.  Read more…

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