Fig – Persian Green – temporarily withdrawn for sale – due to Paypal

Fig – Persian Green – temporarily withdrawn for sale.

Due to Paypal’s investigation into the sale of Iranian goods, and the downgrading of my Paypal account. I have had to withdraw this item for sale for the next 14 days.

Email extract.

Hi Eddie

I am not too sure if this a Spam/Phishing mail. But I thought I would respond.

Fig – Persian Green – was originally purchased as a tree in 2014 from UK supplier.

As a matter of course I have searched Persian carpets, and 100’s have come up. These items are not part of any trading embargo, which normally relates to technology / nuclear products.

The name Persian Fig I believe is just a colloquial name, used to identify an un-named variety appertaining to the pre 1935 area within the Persian region. This is just a name along the same lines as Prunus Persica, or Peach tree appertaining originally from Persia. Also the ‘Ironwood’ tree or Parrotia persica a very hard wood appertaining from the pre 1935 Persian region.

The Persian region in botanical terms does not necessarily only relate to Iran, but to the whole region including the likes of Turkey.

I will temporarily with draw that item for sale for the next 14 days.

Please immediately ‘unlock’ my account.

Merry Christmas Fagin
Gvvvvvv vvvv

—–Original Message—–
From: []
Sent: 25 December 2017 10:48
Subject: We noticed an issue with your account

Dear gvvvvvv vvvv,

As part of our security measures, we regularly screen activity in the PayPal system.

In connection with the issue, PayPal’s Compliance Department reviewed your account and identified activity or information that we have a couple questions about.

It has come to our attention that you’re advertising PayPal as a method of payment for the sale of items that may be of Iran origin. To resolve the compliance inquiry in a timely fashion, PayPal is requesting that you
provide the following via email to

1. Details/documentation regarding item origin for Fig – Persian Green
– Scion.

In order to prevent risk for us and our customers, we have limited what you can do with your account until the issue is resolved. Please note that we reserve our right to terminate our account relationship and close your PayPal account if we are unable to resolve this issue.

PayPal Compliance Department

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