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Why was my payment declined?

A payment may be declined for various reasons. If your payment was declined, you may need to:

If none of the above apply or if you continue having issues with your payment, you can also try:

  • Changing your payment method at checkout. If you only have 1 payment method linked to PayPal, you’ll first need to add another payment method. You can add a debit or credit card, or add a bank account.
  • Confirming the recipient’s information. Make sure the recipient has finished registering for PayPal and you have their correct email address or phone number.
  • Contacting your card company or bank for more information. To protect your privacy, your card issuer or bank doesn't tell PayPal why your card was declined. If you’re still unable to make a payment, contact them directly for details.
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