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How do You confirm an Address in Paypal?


#1 menchirox   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   404 Posts   Joined 14.1 Years Ago  

Posted 10 April 2005 - 11:41 PM

I've been trying to confirm my address, but following the instructions doesn't seem to work. I put in a VISA number, but then it says that it still isn't confirmed immediately. It says I have to go through this process that will take until my next credit card statement. I have to pay off an auction requiring a confirmed address by tomorrow. Anyone have any advice on how to get my paypal address immediately confirmed?

#2 zionoverfire   C10Cl12 CAGiversary!   18241 Posts   Joined 14.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 10 April 2005 - 11:44 PM

Well the best way is to email the guy you bought the item from and tell him paypal is giving you problems with confirming an address. Either he'll ship anyhow or let you pay then ship when your address is confirmed.

#3 Rich   Quack-Quack.net CAGiversary!   2554 Posts   Joined 15.0 Years Ago  

Posted 10 April 2005 - 11:59 PM

You have to check the charge on your credit card statement.

#4 JSK414   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   699 Posts   Joined 14.6 Years Ago  

Posted 11 April 2005 - 12:31 AM

Add a bank and credit card. And i think its like a $1.45 fee.

#5 postaboy   OLD SKOOL CAGER CAGiversary!   1884 Posts   Joined 13.5 Years Ago  

Posted 11 April 2005 - 12:45 AM

Add a bank and credit card. And i think its like a $1.45 fee.


yeah, but not sure about the $1.45 fee. There shouldn't be any fee.

I add a visa to a new paypal account and it gave me a confirm address.

#6 Wet Ninja   Cheaping from the shadows CAGiversary!   1346 Posts   Joined 14.6 Years Ago  

Posted 11 April 2005 - 01:12 AM

The address has to be the address where your credit card statement is sent.

From PayPal's help:

How can I confirm an unconfirmed address?

An address can become confirmed for U.S. accounts in one of three ways:

1. When you add a credit card to your PayPal account, the address on file with your credit card company becomes confirmed.
2. Once you apply for PayPal Buyer Credit and are approved, the address used on your application will be confirmed on your PayPal account.

OR
3. You may confirm your address through Alternative Address Confirmation.

To qualify for Alternative Address Confirmation, you must meet the following requirements:

1. Be a Verified U.S. PayPal member in good standing.
2. Have been a PayPal member for more than 90 days.
3. Have a Community Participation buyer number more than 10.

If you qualify for Alternative Address Confirmation, you will need to fax several documents to PayPal, after which we will mail a secret code to the address you are trying to confirm. After you enter the secret code correctly into the PayPal website, your address will become confirmed. For more information, please see our User Agreement.



#7 Rich   Quack-Quack.net CAGiversary!   2554 Posts   Joined 15.0 Years Ago  

Posted 11 April 2005 - 02:35 AM

yeah, but not sure about the $1.45 fee. There shouldn't be any fee.

I add a visa to a new paypal account and it gave me a confirm address.


They charge $1.45 to your CC but they refund it via Paypal

#8 Ecofreak   That's Ah Bingo!!! CAGiversary!   4109 Posts   Joined 14.3 Years Ago  

Posted 11 April 2005 - 02:44 AM

The address has to be the address where your credit card statement is sent.

From PayPal's help:


Wholly crap, is it a pain to get an alternate address confirmed. =(

#9 eastx   The Fighting Bomber CAGiversary!   8917 Posts   Joined 14.6 Years Ago  

Posted 11 April 2005 - 04:01 AM

I have a credit card and my bank account in my Paypal account, yet they've never confirmed my address. I suppose adding another credit card might do it, but I've never tried.

#10 menchirox   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   404 Posts   Joined 14.1 Years Ago  

Posted 11 April 2005 - 06:11 AM

Thank you very much for all the advice guys! Just thought you might want to know what i ended up doing.

I took off the VISA card from my account and went to my addresses. I again tried to confirm the address but used an AMEX card instead of the VISA. This method worked!

Thank you again (all of you) for the advice.