PayPal negative balance

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PayPal negative balance

Post by AndrewNora »

I'm not sure what's going on. I've already bought one item, but my bank account is short of funds so the transaction failed. But two days ago there was a successful direct debit from my PayPal account for something else entirely! So how can that happen?
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Re: PayPal negative balance

Post by MarkHenry »

Hi AndrewNora,

When you're buying something and your bank is low on funds, Paypal tends to put your account into negative and then try again later to pay what you were trying to buy. If the payment fails again, Paypal will try your backup card, if it was linked.
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