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

We take an extra step to confirm your card so that we can verify that the card is valid and that you are the card owner. To confirm your card, we’ll charge $1.95 to it. After the card is confirmed, we’ll immediately refund the $1.95 to your card. Your card issuer will credit your card balance within 30 days from the date of the refund.

Still need to confirm your card?

Here are amounts for cards in other countries:
• $ 2.45 CAD
• € 1.50 EUR
• 1.00 GBP
• 200 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 charge $1.95 USD to the card.


  • If you don't act to confirm your card by entering in the 4-digit code (or your card cannot be confirmed), the charge will be refunded 75 (60 days in Brazil) days from the date of the charge. Based on certain jurisdictions (such as Brazil), the credit may not actually post to your card for up to 30 additional days.
  • If you remove your card or close your account during the time frames above, the return of the credit may not process. In these instances, you  may need to contact PayPal Customer Service to have the charge refunded.
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