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Im 16 and i recently earned 5 dollars from a giveaway and only have paypal to store it in and i cant because my account is limited i need help please
Paypal does not allow account holders under the age of 18.
PayPal asks for a birth date when you register so whilst you can make a PayPal account with false information the account will need to be verified to accept funds into your balance or lift any limits.
As you would be unable to verify your account it would be locked for further use.
Minors can’t enter legal contracts so you may not have any recourse to get your money back until you were 18.
Then how do kids at under 18 have a bank and all that stuff while working and ive seen alot of my friends having money in their paypal, i need my 5 dollars in my account or ill lose it forever its hard earning money from a giveaway and i need it in my paypal for later use in the future
Some banks allow under 18's to have accounts, Paypal is not a bank and does not and states that in their user agreement.
If your friends are using underage paypal accounts then at some time they will have their accounts limited as well. Even if they are 25 before paypal finds out (and they will once you have to provide i.d. to verify your account to receive funds) it would be limited as it was created when the user was underage.
When you are 18 then you can ask paypal if they will allow you to open a new account and transfer the funds over to that one for you. (As long as the account is in your legal name and not a fake name!!!)