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: Yesterday I bought a $25 Pre-paid vanilla mastercard, and put it on my paypal. I was able to buy stuff online with it, but I ran out of money on it, so I got another one today. I put this new one on my paypal, the same way I did last time, and it won't let me purchase something from the exact same site, I tried a different item, and still wouldn't work. Instead some screen pops up.

This is what comes up when I try to buy something:

It says I need to add and confirm a bank account, which I never had to do before.. So yeah.. just wondering what's going on. I guess I can try making a new paypal while I wait for answers and see if that helps.
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: In general, it's best not to try to use pre-paid cards on PayPal. Here is an answer from their website:

"In the United States, PayPal allows Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express cards with an American billing address.

Other than the Green Dot MoneyPak prepaid debit card, PayPal does not recommend adding a gift card, prepaid card, virtual card, or one-time use card to your PayPal account. Although some of these cards may be accepted, most do not pass their security checks."

My guess is that you "lucked out" the first time when it worked. You could also try calling PayPal Customer Service. Their phone number is 1-888-221-1161
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