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Lorne Wald, a retired IT worker, tried to buy two books from Bookoutlet.ca which were blocked by his PayPal account. (Christinne Muschi for The Globe and Mail)
Lorne Wald, a retired IT worker, tried to buy two books from Bookoutlet.ca which were blocked by his PayPal account. (Christinne Muschi for The Globe and Mail)

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Lorne Wald thought he had run into a technical glitch on a Friday night in early August when PayPal halted his attempts to purchase two books. The 60-year-old retired IT worker in Mount Royal, Que., has had a PayPal Inc. account since the online payment platform came to Canada in late 1990s and has never had any trouble buying things online.

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