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I notice that noone is even considering the possibility that it's an anti-fraud measure run rampant.



That was one of my first thoughts, but I would assume that GAE spam-bot abuse would be smarter than that. If there really was someone doing this kind of stuff, surely they would just block that particular PayPal account (along with banning the GAE user) - AFAIK valid PayPal accounts aren't easy to generate in large quantities. And I can't imagine it's a reaction to a GAE-based DDoS attack, as spotting that kind of pattern ought to be really easy and resorting to blocking URLs wouldn't be necessary.

To be honest, I suspect this to be a bug rather than deliberate, or else you'd have thought that they'd have notified people.




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