You might need to get your credit card number that you used on Paypal back especially if you’ve misplaced your credit card. PayPal usually only discloses the last four digits of your credit number on statements for security reasons. However, there are ways to get the full 16 digits of your credit card numbers.
You’ll need to speak to a PayPal agent before you can get your card number. The credit card number will then be sent to you after your identity has been confirmed.
PayPal takes security very seriously and that’s why they are one of the best payment platforms in the world. Any credit card number you submit on the platform will become encrypted and only the last four digits will be visible. I’ll be talking about how you can get your complete card number below?
Does PayPal give you a credit card number?
You can get a virtual card from PayPal for your online transactions. This is especially useful for people that want to make purchases online but use banks not supporting virtual cards. By using the new PayPal service called PayPal Key, you can generate unique credit card numbers for your internet transactions. PayPal Key is powered by Mastercard and thus, works anywhere a Mastercard is accepted. This means your virtual card from the PayPal key can work over the phone, online (obviously), and some in-person digital wallet transactions.
There are several advantages to getting a virtual card from Paypal. For one, the real details of your credit or debit card information are kept safe. This is because a ‘dummy’ credit card number, CVV, and expiration date will be generated. Also, you don’t need to fill out a credit application and you can still earn regular credit card rewards with your virtual card.
How do I find my PayPal credit card number?
A credit number will be generated for you when you use the Paypal key service. However, if you want to find the credit number of a card you added on Paypal, you’ll have o contact a PayPal agent. As I mentioned earlier, PayPal encrypts your credit card number only revealing the last four for security purposes. Below are steps to get your complete credit card number:
Step 1 – Login to your PayPal account and then navigate to your PayPal credit account.
Step 2 – Look for ‘Chat’ on the page. You’ll find it at the very top of the page in the blue bar.
Step 3 – A Chat dialogue will now pop up with PayPal’s slightly annoying virtual chat assistant called ‘Sydney’.
Step 4 – You can tell the bot to go jump into the ocean. Okay, don’t do that. Ignore every link you find in the chat and click ‘agent’.
Step 5 – A PayPal agent will then be connected with you. Tell the friendly agent you need your PayPal credit account number for bill bank pay.
Step 6 – Your identity will first need to be verified. An SMS message containing a code will be sent to your phone number. I must mention that you cannot use a VOIP number.
Step 7 – Send the code to the agent after you receive it. The credit card number will be sent to you as soon as the agent receives the correct code.
Step 8 – You’ll have to copy the credit card number somewhere. The reason for this is because the number will be removed/deleted as soon as you close the chat. For security reasons, of course.
Another way to find out your crest card number is to combine the numbers on your PayPal statement and credit report. Your credit report displays the first 12 digits of your credit card number encrypting the last four. On the other hand, your PayPal statement encrypts the first 12 digits of your credit card number, displaying the last four.
Combine the 12 digits on your credit report and the last four digits on your PayPal statements and you have your complete credit card number.
Where can I find test credit card numbers?
Test credit numbers are used within the PayPal sandbox to validate the authorization, capture, and credit transaction flows. The PayPal sandbox is a virtual testing environment that allows you to simulate the environment of live PayPal. You can see the PayPal sandbox as a shielded environment where you can initiate and watch your app’s process PayPal API requests. No live PayPal account is touched in the sandbox.
Since you are simulating the live PayPal production account in the PayPal sandbox, spoke mirrors on the PayPal production servers will be mirrored on the sandbox. However, there are a number of PayPal features you can’t find on the sandbox like closing accounts, storing shipping preferences, Paypal shop supports, and so on. This is because these features do not apply to the sandbox.
PayPal’s test credit cards do not include a CVV (Card Verification Code). As a result, you can use 123 as the CVV for MasterCard, Discover, Visa, Diners Club. Also, you can use 1234 as your CVV for American Express.
It’s possible for you to specify the expiration of your test card in the future. The following formats can be used:
- Paypal Payments Pro – Use mmyyyy as your format.
- PayPal Payflow Peo – Use mmyy as your format.
To get test credit card numbers, use PayPal’s credit card generator to get random credit card details for testing. PayPal allows you to generate test versions of MasterCard, Visa, Maestro, JCB credit cards, Discover, or American Express. It’s not mandatory for you to use PayPal’s credit card generator to get your test numbers. You can also use test numbers that are generated within your PayPal sandbox account.