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What is the purpose of identity confirmation on my PayPal account?

Identity confirmation is a process required by financial institutions to monitor transactions based on the "Act on Prevention of Transfer of Criminal Proceeds." Given that PayPal is registered as a funds transfer business operator with the Financial Service Agency, we're responsible for helping prevent money laundering and terrorist financing. PayPal is therefore required to request and confirm the identity of its users that transact through PayPal in Japan.

This process is also intended to eradicate fraudulent practices by preventing the creation of fictitious bank accounts and use of these accounts in billing fraud and bank transfer scams.

Learn more about how to complete identity confirmation for Personal accounts.

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