Why my account locked......

Posted March 20, 2015 23.4k views

Why my account locked?I Paid $5 Via Paypal, and My Account Locked.
I got email . .
Thanks for using DigitalOcean. We have applied your PayPal payment to your account.
Keep in mind that we require you to pre-pay one month+ in advance for your droplets while using PayPal.

  • Yep, just created my account, payed 5USD to DigitalOcean and got my account locked without any prior warning or explanation why. And on top of it all those a*holes want my github and twitter accounts to “verify” my identity…

  • digital ocean is cheap, and all that but I WOULD NEVER RECOMMEND THIS SERVICE TO ANYONE.. imagine making a payment and getting locked out from your server. and that’s what happened to me. can’t believe such a big company would do this.

    i had this account for a long time, then for business purpose i made another account from a different email and paid from my paypal. the next thing they say is that my old account has “MULTIPLE BILLING PROFILES” and CANNOT BE UNLOCKED. So there my server is still spinning there or something, i don’t have access and they still send me monthly bills saying i owe them this amount.


  • Absolutely agree they need to hold accountability for these random lock outs. If I were them I would do verification first then lock the account, but in this case its happening in reversed order first you get locked out then you have to prove you are the account holder in essence holding you hostage.

  • i have same problem here. i created my account just 30 minutes ago and paid 10$ with paypal then locked out! what kinda business are you running here guys? what kind of nonsense is this? if i cant even create a droplet why would i pay you? this is lame

  • This is slightly different, but at the same time it was a similar negative experience with this company.

    digitalocean sucks… I am using amazon AWS, screw this company.

    Here is why:

    When I was younger, I wanted to try out digitalocean, and I had a $30 voucher code (or sth like that.) Anyhow, this code would allow me to have a server for 1 month free. At that point in time, I was in middle school, and didn’t have a debit/credit card, and I had no money in my paypal account (I didnt have any allowance or stuff). So, I decided to get smart about it and search up for a prepaid debit card with no balance on it online. Basically, you know those prepaid visa/mastercards they sell at Walmart and Safeway? Well a kind user decided to use up his card and post it online for people to use! :). So I used his $0 card to add to my account in order to use my $30 voucher because digitalocean requires users to link a card to their account (and keep in mind, this was with the original card owner’s permission), and I got banned instantly for credit card fraud. Now I am a Junior in high school, and I got another voucher for $50 from github education. I am running a successful new site that has gained increasing popularity over the past few months (its BTW), and I ran out of bandwith on my original site hoster (because of the amount of users on my site). Therefore, I decided to turn to digitalocean (and I got my own bank account, thank god) for a solution, and digitalocean told me that my account was perma banned for credit card fraud. CAN YOU BELIEVE IT? A MIDDDLE SCHOOL STUDENT COMMITING TO CREDIT CARD FRAUD???!?? I explained to their support of the situation, and they said that it was still my fault, and even though I used the card with the original card owner’s permission they could not unban my account. IT WAS MOST DEFINITELY NOT CREDIT CARD FRAUD, AND THERE WAS ABSOLUTELY NO REASON FOR THEM TO BAN ME LIKE THIS. Well, for all of you to know, AWS (amazon web services) is so much better. They are free to use, have unlimited bandwith and have wonderful tech support. I highly recommend their competitor. Companies like digitalocean should not deserve to be so big on the current marketplace.

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I signed up, put in my billing, and they locked me instantly for no reason. I haven’t even got to use my account.

same snitch

Now it happened me too. My reason was that I used the same Paypal account to pay two different DO accounts. They say it is not allowed. I hope this is just a bad dream, a practical joke. This is anyhow a business tool for me, so it sounds very serious.

wow… i never imagine that a lot of account locked otherthan myself
i need explanation why my account locked…they say
“We have done a further review of this account and found it to match some unusual patterns leading to violations of our terms & conditions.

Due to internal security and privacy reasons, we can not go into detail about the specifics.

We will not be able to allow any further services on this account due to the violations.

We do apologize for any inconvenience. ”

Best Regards

why…i just asked whatswrong…what violation i made....
i just use in 8 days....and pufff…locked
really funny.....

Wow! this just happened to me too! Do these guys give refunds? Cos honestly I am regretting my decision to sign up with them straight away

Hi Guys. Somebody sometime was unlocked?

same. i just tried my credit cards ( virtual and main ) and they didn’t work. (i think because of so much test ) . Then i tried on another account with my same credit card it worked. after 4 5 hours they blocked my account. Then I tried my first account with same card . They got 5$ and it worked too but after 2 hour they blocked my other account too. What is this ?

I have the same issue and I have been a member since August/September.
I pay 40 US dollars a month, and I am very good at making sure I keep on top of it.

Now this has happened, I know why (not my fault, an error on PayPal) yet no one is responding!
I’ve even tried ringing the US from the UK and on a mobile too!!
That costs me a HUGE amount of money, yet I can’t get through to anyone..
Deeply frustrating.


I got this same problem. After input my credit card info, my account got locked for no reason. Few days after, I got reply from support team saying my account violate their policy and will be permanently locked, and the reply email did not say anything about what policy is that.

I asked to purge my account and will never use DigitalOcean again.

Bye bye DigitalOcean

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