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Can a teenager sign up for a PayPal account?

Asked by ilovethatboomboompow (7points) January 16th, 2010

I’m 14 years old and I have a bank account. Am I allowed to sign up for a PayPal account or do I need to be older?

I want to do some eBay shopping!

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Dr_Lawrence's avatar

You might not be able to, because PayPal would probably resist issuing one to someone too young to legally enter into a binding contract without parental or guardian support.

sweetteaindahouse's avatar

I am 16, I have had one before I was your age. The trick is to use your parents information, with their consent of course. I will probably get my own when I am old enough.

avvooooooo's avatar

Set up a Student Account with your parents. It will allow them to monitor your activity and not get you in trouble for fraudulently using your parent’s information.

XOIIO's avatar

I would just fake my age.

john65pennington's avatar

Paypal requires you to have a checking account, so they withdraw money from it, if your paypal account goes overdrawn. unless you have a legitimate checking account, i would say that paypal will not let you have your own account. also, giving false information over the Federal airways is a federal offense.

Darwin's avatar

PayPal is pushing adult PayPal users to set up the aforementioned student accounts. Talk to your parents and see if they are willing to do that for you. I did it for my daughter because she uses PayPal to buy music for her iPod, but she talks to me about any larger item she might want to buy.

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