Verification increases the security of our payment network for sellers and buyers. Verification gives PayPal additional evidence of a member's identity, and lets others know that you have completed this process.
What does it mean if a seller or buyer is Verified or Unverified?
Account holders become Verified when they complete our verification process. To become Verified, log in to your PayPal account, click the Unverified link, and follow the instructions.
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What does it mean to be Verified if you live in Canada? A Canadian-Verified member has become Verified by adding and confirming ownership of a bank account. Canadian-Verified members have: Confirmed their email address. Added a bank account. Entered random deposit amounts. Payments from Verified members who live outside the U.S. will count toward your Seller Reputation Numbers. What does a Verified account status mean?Verification of identity increases customer trust because it creates a higher level of confidence that a person is who they say they are. When other PayPal users see that you are a Verified User, they know you have taken the steps to provide additional evidence of your identity. What if my credit card doesn’t have a card verification number? Unfortunately, your credit card must have a card verification number (also known as a card security code) to be used with PayPal How do I Verify my PayPal account?Verifying your PayPal account helps make PayPal even safer for everyone. When you’re Verified, it means that you’ve provided a little more information about yourself to help confirm your identity. After you are Verified, we’ll lift your limits so you can withdraw more money. To see if your Linking and verifying infoThe billing address you enter must exactly match the one on your card statement. Check your card statement to make sure that the addresses match. You can’t link a gift card, prepaid card, or one-time-use card to your PayPal account. A card can only be linked to one What does it mean if my account access is limited?When your account access is limited, it means that you won’t be able to do certain things with your PayPal account. For example, you might not be able to send or withdraw money. Most of the time, you can fix this by visiting the Resolution Center and providing What does the status of my sent payments mean?Here are some definitions to help you understand the status of a payment you send: Canceled: You canceled your payment, and the money was credited back to your account. Cleared: Money from an eCheck that you sent has been deposited in the recipient’s account. Cleared by Payment How do I create a verified business account in the PayPal Sandbox?When you create a Sandbox test account, you can choose whether it's verified or unverified. To make a new verified account, set Bank verified account to Yes on the Create test account page in PayPal Developer. For more information, see How do I create a Sandbox test account?Why does IPN validation return an HTML page instead of VERIFIED/INVALID?IPN is designed to respond with a single word, either VERIFIED or INVALID, when the IPN data is sent (via POST) back to PayPal for validation. For a detailed description of this, see Receive payment notifications. In rare cases, such as when the PayPal system is down or scheduled What does it mean on my transaction history if the Mass Payments status says: processing, denied, processed, or completed? Your transaction history shows your Mass Payment status with one of these messages: Processing: Your Mass Payment is in the works. Denied: The Mass Payment request wasn’t approved and no funds were sent. This might have happened if you didn’t have enough funds in your account. Processed: Your What if a buyer does not receive an item I sent? How can I prove that I sent it?One way to show proof is to use a carrier with online tracking. For transactions involving merchandise worth up to the coverage amount (or the equivalent in the currency of the transaction) or more, keep an online receipt in the form of a signature from the recipient as What is Buyer Abuse?PayPal takes action against buyers with a history of abusing our policies. This includes buyers who may be filing dishonest or excessive disputes, claims, chargebacks, or bank transfer returns. We offer buyers purchase protection for the following: Unauthorized account access and use Items not received from the seller Items Are there any limits to how much I can send or receive from my PayPal account?If your account is Verified, there’s no limit on the total amount of money you can send from your account. You can send up to $10,000 in a single transaction. (This amount can vary, though, depending on your currency.) If your account is Unverified, there’s a limit on How can account holders verify if their product is in compliance with the Acceptable Use Policy?Account holders with questions about the Acceptable Use Policy can send a description of their product or service and their business URL to email@example.com. What do I use for the StateOrProvince and Country fields when specifying a buyer's address with DoDirectPayment?For U.S. addresses For Country, use "US." For StateOrProvince, use a standard USPS two-letter abbreviation for the name of the state, possession, or territory. USPS keeps a list of official state name abbreviations. For Canadian addresses For Country, use "CA." For StateOrProvince, use a standard Canadian two-letter abbreviation What is a confirmed address?A confirmed address is one that has been validated by PayPal. We confirm addresses to help: Guard against stolen credit cards. Verify your identity. Decrease chances of receiving a fraud-related chargeback. To validate an address, we ensure that the buyer's credit card billing and shipping address are the What are common scams and how do I spot them?Offers that sound too good to be true, probably are Most of us are careful if a stranger approaches on the street and offers a deal that's just too good to be true. But we're much less cautious online, putting us at risk. Advance fee fraud If you My payment wasn't flagged for Payment Review. Does that mean that PayPal has cleared it and it is protected?No. Payments that aren't flagged for Payment Review follow normal Seller Protection guidelines. To be eligible for PayPal Seller Protection: The Transaction Details page must show that the transaction is eligible or partially eligible for Seller Protection. You must ship to the address listed on the Transaction Details How do I create a Sandbox test account?To test your solution in the Sandbox or Test environment, you need to create two Sandbox accounts on our Developer Portal: a Seller Sandbox account and a Buyer Sandbox account. Here’s how to create a Sandbox account: Log in to PayPal Developer Portal. You can use your Live
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