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Why is there a $1.95 USD charge on my card statement?

When you confirm your debit or credit card, we’ll charge your card $1.95 USD. This charge and a 4-digit PayPal code will appear on your card statement within 2-3 business days. If you request the PayPal code more than once, you’ll find more than 1 charge on your card statement. You need to use the latest code that you've requested.

After you confirm your card, we’ll immediately refund the charge. Your card issuer will credit your balance within 30 days of the refund date.

Here are the temporary charge amounts for cards in different countries:

  • 1.95 USD
  • 2.45 CAD
  • 1.50 EUR
  • 1.00 GBP
  • 200.00 JPY
  • 2.00 AUD
  • 3.00 NZD
  • 3.00 CHF
  • 15.00 HKD
  • 15.00 SEK
  • 12.50 DKK
  • 6.50 PLN
  • 15.00 NOK
  • 400.00 HUF
  • 50.00 CZK
  • 4.00 BRL
  • 10.00 MYR
  • 20.00 MXN
  • 8.00 ILS
  • 100.00 PHP
  • 70.00 TWD
  • 70.00 THB

If we can’t determine or don’t support your card’s currency, we'll charge $1.95 USD to the card.

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