Verification

PayPal verification process

PayPal encourages members to become Verified to increase trust and safety in our community. Similar to financial institutions screen their account holders, PayPal's Verification process increases security when you pay parties you do not know. You can get your account verified by help us confirming your credit card or bank account. Once verified, your initial sending and withdrawal limits will be removed.


Do I have to become Verified?

Once you have reached your sending limit with your PayPal Account, you must become Verified to continue make purchases with our service.

How does Verification benefit me?

Verification gives you more information about the people you transact with through PayPal, so that you can make more informed decisions. PayPal encourages members to become Verified to build trust in our community.

How do I take advantage of PayPal's Verification?

There are several ways to take advantage of PayPal's verification process and decrease your fraud risks:

  • When you receive a payment - Log in to your account, go to the My Account tab, and click the History sub tab. Find the payment in question and choose the status link (for example, "Pending") in the Status column. This will take you to a payment details page. Next to the sender's name, you will find that person's Verification status (Verified, Unverified).
  • When you send a payment - When you send a payment, a reputation link is provided where you may view the recipient's status (Verified, Unverified).
Note: PayPal's verification process does not constitute an endorsement of a member or a guarantee of a member's business practices. You should always consider other indicators when evaluating members, including length of PayPal membership and reputation scores (on eBay or other shopping sites, if applicable).