Common PayPal Error Messages During Event Registration

This article will guide attendees through understanding and resolving common PayPal errors during registration.

If you encounter issues while registering for an event using PayPal, you may see one of the following error messages. Here’s what they mean and what actions you should take:

Error 1: PayPal Account Temporarily Restricted


This PayPal account has been temporarily restricted by PayPal and is currently unable to accept payments. Please notify the event organizer and try again later.

What to Do:

  1. Contact the Event Organizer: Notify them about the issue.
  2. Try Again Later: Once the organizer resolves the restriction with PayPal, you can try registering again.

Error 2: Transaction Terminated or Unexpected Error


Sorry! Your transaction was terminated or an unexpected error occurred.

What to Do:

  1. Retry the Registration: Many times, Retrying the registration process can resolve the issue.
  2. Check Your Payment Method: Ensure your card has sufficient funds and is working correctly.
  3. Check Network Connection: Make sure you have a stable internet connection before attempting the registration again.

In any case, please ask your attendees to describe the exact error message that they received on PayPal's website. Without this, we will be unable to effectively support your with resolution. 

Following is a list that we progressively append to, which describes some common error messages returned by PayPal and their most common underlying reasons:

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