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This tutorial will show you how to verify your new PayPal account

1) Click the Unverified link

To verify your PayPal account, you can either add your bank account or get approved for a PayPal Plus Credit Card

For the purpose of this tutorial, we will verify our PayPal account using a bank account

2) Click Add Bank

3) Enter your bank name

4) Select whether this bank account is a checking or savings account

The routing number can be found on the bottom of your checks as in this sample

5) Enter your 9 digit routing number

Your bank account number can usually be found on the bottom of your checks as in this sample

6) Enter your account number

7) Re-enter your account number

8) Click Continue

If you have online banking set up, you can confirm your account almost instantly

9) You will need to enter your bank user ID and password

However, for this tutorial, we will not confirm the bank account online

With this method, PayPal will make 2 small deposits into your bank account. You can then either call your bank or check your next statement

Note that it can take up to 5 days for the deposits to show up on your bank statement

10) Select Confirm your account in 3-5 days

11) Click Continue

PayPal has now made 2 small deposits to your bank account. It will take about 3-5 days for these deposits to appear

You can look up the amounts online, by phone, or on your next bank statement

12) Click Continue

Until you enter the two deposits, your bank account will still show up here as unconfirmed

For this tutorial, we will enter the deposits from a bank statement

13) Go to your bank statement

The two deposits will be very small and be labeled as PayPal

14) Go back to your PayPal account

15) Select the unconfirmed bank account

16) Click Confirm

17) Enter the last two digits of the first deposit

18) Enter the last two digits of the second deposit

19) Click Submit

Success! Your bank account now shows up as confirmed

This is the end of the tutorial. You now know how to verify your new PayPal account

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