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    Default Does Paypal accept American Express?

    Does Paypal accept American Express or not? I want to use my Amex credit card to make a payment for an ebay auction. Will they accept it? Does Paypal accept American Express gift cards too because i have one of those for $100 that I might use for payment instead. I dunno.
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    Paypal does accept Amex. That's actually the card I use whenever I use Paypal payments because of the extra fraud protection and dispute resolution I get through Amex.

    But does Paypal accept American Express gift cards? I highly doubt it. To add a credit card onto your Paypal account the billing address has to be verified and I don't see how that could be done with a gift card but I could be wrong on that.
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    Not to be mean but instead of posting this question on a forum would it have not be easier to login to your Paypal account and try adding an AMEX and see if it works? LOL I'm sure Paypal tells you what cards it accepts on the site.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cucumber View Post
    would it have not be easier to login to your Paypal account and try adding an AMEX and see if it works? LOL I'm sure Paypal tells you what cards it accepts on the site.
    You know how it goes. Now everyone likes doing this the hard way, ha!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cucumber View Post
    Not to be mean but instead of posting this question on a forum would it have not be easier to login to your Paypal account and try adding an AMEX and see if it works? LOL I'm sure Paypal tells you what cards it accepts on the site.
    But now we get to be heroes and answer his question! =D
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    Default PayPal is a scam!

    I purchased an item on ebay which as we know as a financial interest in PayPal and I was forced to use PayPal instead of a regular credit card. They assured me that my credit card would be used to take care of my 52 $ item. They LIED!!!! To led me into believing they accepted my American Express and they even listed my credit card in my PayPal profile. I then received a solicitation to apply for THEIR credit card at a 19% interest as American Express would not be accepted. They want your bank account information. Who knows? They may pass it to scammers that can clean up your bank account!
    STAY AWAY FROM PAYPAL. A BUNCH OF SCAMMERS.
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    Sounds like you just don't know how to use Paypal. I've never had problems with the correct payment method being used that was the fault of Paypal. The only time the incorrect method was used was due to my own mistake. Don't confuse your ignorance with a scam.
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    Yeah I dont understand how that was a scam? Ive used ebay/paypal for many years and never had a problem with the payment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mnanna View Post
    I purchased an item on ebay which as we know as a financial interest in PayPal and I was forced to use PayPal instead of a regular credit card. They assured me that my credit card would be used to take care of my 52 $ item. They LIED!!!! To led me into believing they accepted my American Express and they even listed my credit card in my PayPal profile. I then received a solicitation to apply for THEIR credit card at a 19% interest as American Express would not be accepted. They want your bank account information. Who knows? They may pass it to scammers that can clean up your bank account!
    STAY AWAY FROM PAYPAL. A BUNCH OF SCAMMERS.
    Haha, oh good lord. You sound like the dozens of customers I get every month who have absolutely no clue how to use the internet.
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    I'm just gonna have to conclude that a lot of the folks here who use caps like that are either trolls or idiots.
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