Most Nigerians know the pain they had to go through to effect international transactions in the last few years, owing to the fact that every major website you had to pay to used Paypal and Nigeria was not on the list of countries who were Paypal certified. (Many say this was because the country was very famous for internet fraud)
It took the intervention of a petition on change.org to convince Paypal to finally make its way down to Nigeria. It seems however, that most people do not know that since Q2 2014 everyone in the right age bracket with a simple Naira Mastercard (ATM card) can now own a Paypal account in Nigeria. You do not have to pay anyone to set it up for you or create it on your behalf or jump through hoops anymore. All you need to do is:
- Visit the Paypal website
- Click Sign Up
- Choose whether you are creating an individual account or a business account
- Enter all required information on the sign up form provided
- Click Agree and Create Account
After you follow the steps above you will be required to connect a card to your account. This will be the primary billing method for your account. Which means when you buy things online using Paypal, the resulting charges will be billed to the card you connect to your account. Also if people send you money through Paypal the account connected to your connected card will be paid into.
You will however need to verify that this card you have connected belongs to you. This will help avoid all instances of suspected fraud or you trying to game the system. The process is simple, a one time refundable charge of $1.99 will be billed to the account to prove that its yours. The transaction will in turn generate a 4 digit code in the alert your bank will send to your phone. After you have received this alert, simply sign in to your new Paypal account and click the verify button. You will then be required to enter the verification code after which all your accounts limitations will be lifted. You will then be able to carry out transactions in high amounts if you require.
Sign up for Paypal today and enjoy all the benefits of owning a Paypal account. It is completely free.
It is very important to avoid using your Paypal account from multiple computers that do not belong to you as well as devices with very various IP addresses. When Paypal notices activity from too many different locations/ IP addresses on your account they usually just enforce a limitation on your account and maybe send you an email. You best believe it would be difficult to get your account in good standing after that. We have performed a test with this, and the results were horrifying. You will make calls to Paypal for hours and your account will still be limited. If you are in a situation where you have managed to ignore this advice and your account keeps getting limited, the best and only viable solution will be to close your Paypal account and start over.
The steps we listed will help you sign up for a new Paypal account in just minutes from any computer or phone any where in Nigeria. It is quite simple and straight forward too. Leave a comment below if you need help with anything or have any further questions.
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