As a seller or buyer, it’s likely that you’ve come across a PayPal account that has a non-US verified tag next to it. And you may be wondering what that means and even be skeptical to do business with them. In this article, I’ll be explaining what non-US verified PayPal accounts mean and whether they are valid.
PayPal Non-US verified accounts mean means that the PayPal account is verified, but is a non-US PayPal account. So PayPal has verified the identity of the person but the user doesn’t reside in the US.
I’ve seen sellers and buyers reluctant to do business with PayPal accounts tagged ‘non-US verified’. And I don’t blame them for being cautious since they don’t know what it means. My experience doing business with people online has taught me that you can’t be too careful. Even I can be a little paranoid at times.
Later in this article, I’ll be discussing whether it’s safe for you to do business with non-US verified PayPal accounts. So keep reading.
What is Non-US verified in PayPal?
In the paragraph above, a non-US verified PayPal account is an account that has been verified as the “verified in the name suggests”. At the same time, the PayPal account is not a US account as the “non-US” implies. So we know two things from a non-US verified account. The first is that the account owner has verified his/her identity with PayPal. The second is that the account owner doesn’t reside in the US. If the person were to be in the US, then they’d be using a US PayPal account.
The purpose of PayPal verifying users’ accounts is to increase the security of their payment network for both buyers and sellers. And the verification tag lets others know who has completed the verification process. Verifying your PayPal is straightforward enough and I’ll be talking about how to go about it later in this article.
What does a verified PayPal account mean?
I’ve talked a bit about verification above so I’m not going to waste time on it. You should by now know that a verified PayPal account means that the owner of the PayPal account has verified their identity and this means the person is who they say they are. This builds trust when doing business since you know the identity of the person has been verified.
One of the problems of doing business with people online is that it’s difficult to know if people are who they say they are. And PayPal has found a way to overcome this hurdle and build trust between buyers and sellers by putting the verification process in place.
Are PayPal non-US verified accounts valid?
Seeing a non-US verified tag on someone’s PayPal account is not a cause for concern in itself. After all, PayPal has verified the identity of the user. But PayPal US sellers are always reluctant to do business with non-US verified PayPal buyers. There’s no need for you to be paranoid when someone with non-US verified PayPal accounts wants to buy or sell to you.
The most important thing is to make sure you are eligible for seller’s protection or buyer’s protection. If you are selling items to a non-US verified PayPal buyer, make sure you are eligible for seller’s protection. If you are buying, make sure you are eligible for buyer’s protection.
International buyers that use non-verified PayPal accounts usually have homes in the US. Some might have worked in the US before or have a family there and use the US home address as their shipping address. Some might not reside in the US but use the address of friends or families they have in the US. There are those that also use a shipping company. So you can see there is really no cause for concern. Just make sure seller’s protection covers you.
As a buyer, you need to take pictures of the items before they are shipped and have tracking that can be verified online. Some dubious PayPal buyers report items to be different from what they ordered and use buyer’s protection to get a refund. So you must make sure to have evidence of the state of the merchandise.
How do I verify my PayPal account?
When you verify your PayPal account, you are making the platform safer for everyone. PayPal will place restrictions on your account until you verify it. There will be a limit to the amount you can send or withdraw from your account. The limit is usually $500. Overall, you won’t enjoy all PayPal’s services until you verify your account. Of course, the limits will be lifted as soon as you verify your account and you will have access to the complete PayPal experience.
Like I said earlier, you are also building trust with other people on PayPal when they see you are verified. They know that you’ve taken extra steps to verify your account and know that you are who you say you are. There are two ways to verify your account on PayPal. The first is to apply for and get approved for PayPal credit. However, if you are not in the market for another line of credit, you can always verify your PayPal account by linking your bank account, credit, or debit cards.
The verification process is straightforward enough and you’ll have your account verified and all limits lifted in no time. And you’ll then step into a world of total PayPal experience.