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Add US Bank account to Canadian paypal?

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  1. HarrisonHill

    HarrisonHill Regular Member

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    I see that there's SSN verification required by paypal after you reach 200 sales or $20000. As SSN is US thing, and Canada doesn't have one, can I just open up Canadian paypal and add US bank account to it?

    Documents like bill with address could be easily fakeable with photoshop so that shouldn't be a problem.

    Is this possible?
     
  2. SocialMediaManager

    SocialMediaManager Elite Member

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    I have seen People doing but there is always risk involved with stealth accounts
     
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  3. HarrisonHill

    HarrisonHill Regular Member

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    Yup, sure there is. There's always a risk. But I just have no other choice. Paypal isn't providing receiving money function in my country. I have to somehow accept paypal payments on my website.

    I've got US bank account, from which I can easily withdraw money. So I thought about opening Canadian paypal so that paypal won't require SSN and add US bank account to it.

    Paypal states on /worldwide page that Canadian accounts can withdraw money to either local or US bank account. So that seems feasible.

    Or... They will still require SSN even for Canadian account if I add US bank account to it?

    Has anyone tried this?
     
  4. LegitXXX

    LegitXXX Newbie

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    Canada doesn't have SSN, we have SIN Numbers. Different name, but essentially the same thing.

    Regardless of what you do, if you process a lot of money, you will eventually be asked for Identification.
     
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  5. HarrisonHill

    HarrisonHill Regular Member

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    As far as I know, paypal doesn't require that, does it? (I mean, SIN)

    Other types of identification can be faked - Photoshop
     
  6. LegitXXX

    LegitXXX Newbie

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    At the current moment, the SIN area in a Canadian Paypal is "optional"

    However, I wouldn't keep a high balance in your Paypal account because at any moment they are liable to ask for your SIN number.

    It is possible to buy SIN Identities to verify paypal, but those cost upwards of $500 and its hard to find a reliable person.

    Not to mention it is risky/sketchy.

    If you do open a Canadian Paypal with a US bank account, make sure you move the money out of it frequently, don't let it build up or you could lose a lot.
     
  7. macdonjo3

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    I added a Canadian bank account in US funds without problems. Why do you need a US bank account when you're in Canada anyways?

    However, how'd you manage to get a US bank account without a SSN in the first place?
     
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  8. shabbirjanoo

    shabbirjanoo Newbie

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    As I have heard Canadian Paypal doesn't accept US VBA (Virtual Bank), is that correct?
     
  9. infoasian

    infoasian Supreme Member

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    SSN is just needed for US residents. Naturally, non-resident aliens don't need a SSN to open a US bank account.
     
  10. D4RK KNIGHT

    D4RK KNIGHT Regular Member

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    It really depends on the US bank your adding to your Canadian paypal account.

    Some banks will work and some banks will not!
     
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  11. bobobagins

    bobobagins Registered Member

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    will payoneer work with canadian paypal accounts?
     
  12. knifemaster

    knifemaster Newbie

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    I got limited on paypal :/ 2000$
    Can anyone help :<
     
  13. Old Fuddy

    Old Fuddy Registered Member

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    can you add a usa bank account to a mexican or canadian paypal account or vice versa?
     
  14. Infestor03

    Infestor03 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Yes I think you can, I have a hk paypal account and when I click on add bank there are 2 options in the drop down country United states or hongkong.
     
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