Verification increases the security of the PayPal network. Verified members have successfully completed PayPal's verification system to establish their identity with us. The verification process varies by country or region. For example, in the U.S., a Verified member has confirmed a bank account with PayPal. In Germany, a Verified member has completed a bank transfer or the Expanded Use Process. In most countries and regions where PayPal is available, a Verified member has added a credit card and completed the Expanded Use process.
PayPal encourages members to become Verified to increase trust and safety in our community. Because financial institutions screen their account holders, PayPal's verification process increases security when you pay parties you do not know.
Once you have reached your sending limit with your PayPal account, you must become Verified to continue sending money with our service.
Verification gives you more information about the people with whom you transact through PayPal, so you may make more informed decisions. PayPal encourages members to become Verified to build trust in our community.
There are several ways to take advantage of PayPal's verification process and decrease your fraud risks: