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Unable to buy cryptocurrency with linked bank account and debit card

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gwilliamsr
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Any idea why PayPal is not allowing me to buy bitcoins via my linked bank account and debit card? I get this message “... linked to your PayPal account but can’t be used to purchase crypto”
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Unable to buy cryptocurrency with linked bank account and debit card

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alterspaces
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I have a similar problem, I called customer service twice. 1st time they wouldn't give me a straight answer. 2nd time the representative actually tried pretty hard to find out what was going on and in the end he believes it to be a glitch. Hopefully this bug will be worked out in the future.

 

Basically the linked acct doesn't appear as a payment option when you try to purchase crypto right? I have found through trial and error (lol) that I am able to make any crypto purchase worth $272 and lower, but not any higher, weird cutoff. Paypal balance still works just fine.

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hughie938
Member
I tried a lower amount ie 250 but still no luck so frustrating as we need to do things instantly due to the nature of the crypto

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yorgos63
New Community Member

Tried numerous times and nothing. It is frustrating even with linked bank account I can't buy crypto.

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Jerseymikes
Member
Any resolution on this? I’m encountering same issue

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mssubs
New Community Member

I'm having the same issue with no explanations. I've tried to get in touch with someone at PayPal but no success. Incredibly frustrating. 

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calexbarringer
New Community Member

Experiencing the same issue. When I go to checkout after selecting my desired crypto purchase, I don't see my linked bank accounts, and then after clicking "don't see all of your payment methods?" I get an error that says "These payment methods can't be used for crypto". Please help PayPal customer support.

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tony50ajv
New Community Member
When is this going to get fixed?

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FrankCocco
New Community Member
I'm having the same problem. I was originally able to buy all 3 different crypto with my linked debit card, and now it's suddenly not an acceptable form of payment. Happened once before for a very brief period of time, but this is going on multiple days now.

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jw2112starr
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Still happening about to pull all my money out of PayPal

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