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How do I confirm a debit or credit card that I've linked to my PayPal account?

After you’ve added your card number, you'll need to confirm that you own the card. Here’s how:


Authorise PayPal to send a code to you

  1. Log in to your PayPal account.
  2. Click Wallet near the top of the page.
  3. Click on the card you want to confirm.
  4. Click Confirm card.
  5. Review the process and click OK.


Locate the charge and a code on your card statement

  • PayPal will charge 15 HKD to your card.(Once you have successfullly confirmed your card, this amount is refunded back to your card.)
  • The charge appears on your debit or credit 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.

  1. Log in to your PayPal account.
  2. Click Wallet near the top of the page.
  3. Click on the card you requested to confirm.
  4. Click Confirm card.
  5. Enter the 4-digit code and click Confirm.
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