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How To Create A PayPal Account

Updated on July 31, 2011

PayPal is one of the world's most widely used methods to send and receive online payments from all parts of the globe, it’s safe and it provides a very high protection against possible fraud. This guide will help you to create a PayPal account and manage it.

In order to create a PayPal account you are required to register and release your personal information. Sign in on and click on "Register". Indicate your country and language and then the type of account you want to open. There are three types of account:

Personal: for individuals who shop online.

Premier: for individuals who buy and sell online.

Business: for merchants who have a company.

Choose the type of account that you decide to open and click “Get Started”.

Generally people open first a Personal account that can always be subsequently changed into Premier account.

In the second step you are required to provide your personal data, including e-mail and a password that you will use for PayPal account. Enter a phone number that PayPal could use in the future to get in contact with you.

After creating the account, you should link it to a credit card or pre-paid card. You will need this to send money. If your balance on PayPal it’s insufficient to make a payment, the money will be taken from the card.

Now you will have to Verify your account. PayPal will send you three small deposits to your bank and you will have to insert the three exact amounts on your PayPal account. Just enter your personal page on PayPal and click on the link that says "Verify your account" follow the instructions and insert the three amounts in order. At this point your account is Verified and the card is confirmed.

This final operation will take a few days, be patient.


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