Since PayPal sends the account holder a text message with a confirmation code to log in, a lot of owners can’t log in to their PayPal accounts. The thing is maybe that phone number is outdated and the account holder never took the time to update it from your their settings. I should know.
What can you do? Wait for PayPal support? Let’s get serious for a moment.
Here’s the quick verified solution. It took me less than one minute after waiting for weeks from the incompetent PayPal support team. So, this is how I was able to log in to my PayPal account without being sent a text message with a confirmation code.
Step 1: Visit an online shop where PayPal is accepted. Choose any shop you want. You can also use mine if you like (click “Themes” on this website’s menu).
Step 2: Act as if you’d purchased an item. So click on Buy Now/Add to cart, select PayPal as your payment method and enter your PayPal email address & password when asked. (Remember you do not have to go with this purchase through. Just enter these PayPal email and password without completing the payment. You should now see yourself logged in to PayPal in the small window store.)
Step 3: Open a new window from the same browser and visit PayPal’s dashboard. Surprise! You are now logged in. That’s it!
Remember to update your phone number from your PayPal settings. After all, this is why you got stuck in the first place.
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