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I don't have a PayPal account. Why did I get an email from PayPal that I received a payment?

PayPal is an account-based system that allows members to send online payments to anyone with an email address or mobile number.

If you received a payment notification from PayPal, someone may have sent a payment to you. You can accept the payment by clicking Sign Up at the top right of any PayPal web page. Should the recipient not already have a PayPal account, they must create a PayPal account to accept the payment or the amount will be refunded to the sender.

If you feel you have received a suspicious PayPal email, please report it to us right away.