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How do I link and confirm my credit or debit card?

We ask you to link and confirm your card to verify you are the card owner.

Here’s how to link your card:

  1. Click Wallet at the top of the page.
  2. Click + Link a card.
  3. Enter your details and click Save.

Here's how to confirm your card:
  1. Click Wallet at the top of the page.
  2. Click the card that needs to be confirmed.
  3. Click the confirm credit card link (if you don't see the link, you don't have to complete this process).
  4. Read the information on the confirm credit card page and click OK.

Please note: If you don't see a "confirm credit card" link in the card details section of your PayPal wallet, you don’t have to confirm your card and you can begin using your card right away with PayPal.

Locate the charge and a code on your card statement
PayPal will send a $1.95 USD charge to your card. (After the card is confirmed, we will immediately refund the card. Your card issuer will credit your card balance within 30 days from the date of the refund.)

The charge appears on your card statement with a 4-digit code and the word PAYPAL. If you view your card statements online, you can check for the code in a few days. Otherwise, check for the code when you receive your next statement in the mail.
 
Confirm your card by entering the code
Have your 4-digit PayPal code ready and follow the steps below:
  1. Click Wallet at the top of the page.
  2. Click the card that needs to be confirmed.
  3. Enter the 4-digit code in the box and click Confirm.


Your security is our top priority, and your financial information is not shared when you check out with PayPal. Click here for more information on our Purchase Protection program.

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