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why did paypal charge me $1

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why did paypal charge me $1

I bought 2 items off of eBay not only did I have to pay for the items I was also charged $1 from PAYPAL for each item and I want to know why...?

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Re: why did paypal charge me $1

Those are only temporary charges - they'll disappear in a few days.


It's the new way that some companies check to see if your credit/debit card is legit.  As long as Paypal doesn't follow up with a legit charge in that amount ( and they won't), the charge disappears in 3-4 days.