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When I use my credit card or debit card to make a payment, will a cash advance fee be charged?

When you use your credit or debit card, you will not be charged a cash advance fee for sending money for goods or services. Payments made as a gift or to friends and family are charged a fee that the sender can either pay themselves or opt to have the receiver pay.

For these types of transactions, PayPal charges your credit or debit card only for the transaction amount.

Note: If you make a cash advance purchase with a credit or debit card, the card issuer may charge a cash advance fee. PayPal has no control over third-party fees. To avoid incurring fees when making a cash advance purchase, you may want to use a different payment method, such as your bank account or an e-Check.

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