1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Question about paypal accts outside the U.S. do they have equivalent of SSN?

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by madblacker, Nov 22, 2009.

  1. madblacker

    madblacker Regular Member

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2009
    Messages:
    268
    Likes Received:
    19
    I am wondering if anyone from other countries can help me with some info... on paypal in the U.S. to get an ATM card / debit card that you can use to withdraw money, or buy stuff online, they have this stupid law here that the government set up to spy on people where you have to give your Social security number to get this, which is like a tag that everyone has here that is their "number" that the govt uses to track them... there is an alternative to this but it involves setting up a business which is a bit of a hassle...

    I'm wondering if in your country, do they, first of all, offer an option to get a debit card that can be used for online purchases, and if so, do they ask for a social security card number, or something equivalent to this?
     
  2. pinoyvid

    pinoyvid Junior Member

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2008
    Messages:
    190
    Likes Received:
    26
    I'm from the Philippines. We don't need to supply SSN here to be paypal verified. We don't even get taxed from our online income.
     
  3. prem28

    prem28 Newbie

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2009
    Messages:
    36
    Likes Received:
    3
    even me to. I am from india
     
  4. adridon

    adridon Newbie

    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2008
    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    100
    Here in Germany we don't have a SSN (due to privacy reasons, btw ;)) but rather different ID numbers for different purposes. As those numbers don't act as a "tracking code" like in the US, we don't need to provide it when opening any kind of bank account, or a PayPal account for that matter.

    And no, PayPal doesn't provide debit cards to us Germans, yet. Maybe they will in the future, I've heard of discussions regarding that issue.
     
  5. madblacker

    madblacker Regular Member

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2009
    Messages:
    268
    Likes Received:
    19
    thanks for the info, seems that they don't offer the debit card to most places outside the US, anyways I think I might get a few offshore paypal accts