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I misspelled my name during signup. How do I change it?

You can only change the name on your account if there's a spelling error or you legally changed your name. You can't change it for another person's name.

You can request a name change and we'll notify you by email when it's completed.

If you used a nickname or fake name on your PayPal account, you'll need to close your account and open a new one with your real name.

Here’s how to close your PayPal account:

  1. Go to your Settings.
  2. Click Close your the bottom left.

When you close your account, the following actions occur:

  • Your remaining PayPal balance converts to your primary bank account’s currency when you transfer the balance to your bank account.
  • Any unpaid payment requests for goods and services are automatically cancelled.
  • You forfeit any unused redemption codes or coupons.
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