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I can't receive the code because it appears that I've put in the wrong number when I signed up. I've never received any phone verification text obviously, so I haven't confirmed the number at any point. Now I'm locked out of my account. How do I correct that or is there a way to just provide the right number via email or at least access my account without the code?
I'm sorry to hear that the phone number on your PayPal account is not valid. To correct that issue, please contact customer service.
If you opt for calling by phone, you can select to call as a guest rather than log in. Sending a message via the webform would not be available without login.
I hope this helps!
I've read into the rules about the EU law that requires 2-step verification and there's stated there that I'm supposed to be able to access my account from the usual device without the code. I'm using the same device and browser as before and it still gives me the sms code prompt. Will that become available after a while? I understand that this is a safety measure but at this point I'm locked out of my own account with over 500€ balance.
Thank you for your reply. Backup methods would require that there be no risk detected. If there were any concerns detected by the system, it would be necessary to call in to resolve the erroneous phone number to allow access via the original authentication method. PayPal takes security very seriously. We regret the inconvenience you've experienced.
I hope this helps!
exactly the problem is that paypal take security toooooooooo seriously. it's not NASA operation system , it's a virtual account! you can easily send the code to the e-mail of register like the one sending for lost passwords and problem solved. not everyone have access to their phone at that moment and for example I lost it on my travel. so I should stop using paypal? one of support service team said already, close this account and make another! but he didn't know, banks have limitations for linking to paypal accounts. also, it's not easy to use another account as the same! there will be conflicts with ID and personal info, please please please .consider other options for those who can't access their phone. @PayPal_Olivia
Ok PayPal...what happens if your mobile phone is lost or stolen ?. How on earth do you send me a verification code or call me on a mobile device I don’t have? How would I access my PayPal account and money from other devices..?. Have you thought of that issue in your wisdom as I can find no solution to this?
If SMS is essential to log in, then presumably people like myself who do not use a mobile (or live in an area where there is no mobile coverage) can no longer use Paypal. WHy can't PayPal offer an alternative such as automated voice messages sent to a landline as my bank does. My credit card provider does this so there is no reason to continue using PayPal as I can use my card online.