Has Paypal changed or is it just me?
September 5, 2010 3:10 PM Subscribe
I used to be able to make a PayPal transaction just by giving it a credit card to handle the charges. I don't seem to have that option anymore. What happened or changed? Or am I doing something incorrectly?
posted by gspm to Computers & Internet (6 answers total)
I have used PayPal on occasion but not anytime in the last year or two. I just found cause to use it again and had to start over with a new account because the site couldn't give me my password for the old account (trimmed due to inactivity?).
So, with a new account created I tried to send some money using my credit card (which was the only method I ever used in the previous 3 or 4 times I'd used the service). I received the generic error message "Sorry, your payment won't go through. To make it work, you'll need to add money to your account and pay with your PayPal balance."
Now, I the credit card has been added for it to use but I only have ONE option for adding money to my PayPal balance - linking it to my bank account. However, I am not interested in linking it to my bank account (especially when it never demanded this before), I just want it to use my credit card.
Two possibly relevant things.... Having no bank account linked to it means that I am, I gather, "unverified". Also, the transaction is looking to transfer USD using a Canadian credit card.
[Interested in a perspective other than what I can find or would get from PayPal support]