How to get PayPal to release funds in 2020, 2021, and 2022

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PayPal is among one of the best online platforms that allow users to transfer and receive money around the globe with ease. But with its recent policy update, PayPal has made it a bit difficult for individuals to receive funds almost immediately in other to ensure the security of its users, PayPal then put a payment hold for 21 days to avoid some malicious activities. Here are some of the reasons you need to know why PayPal placed a 21-day hold on payment.

Why are my PayPal Funds on Hold?

These are some of the reasons why your PayPal payment is placed on hold for the next 21 days;

  • The first main reason is when a newly created account receives funds from another PayPal user.
  • If your account has been inactive for a while
  • When a sender pays you in a different currency from your default account currency.
  • When an online payment item is been sold in a while or products that require shipping delivery confirmation.
  • Sometimes a customer might seek a refund of his/her money in a case where someone illegally uses their PayPal account to purchase an item online.
  • If your PayPal funds are held for any other reason, please see the PayPal policy for more information.

Why does PayPal normally do this?

Delaying or holding of funds is for the benefit of the industry and the end-users as well; it is to ensure the safest of both the seller and the buyer not to fall into the hands of scammers. Once the buyer has received his/her item and the item they bought is in perfect condition as promised your money will be released within that 21 days.

When will I be able to access my funds?

Normally funds are held for 21 days, so if there are not any issues in a transaction or your buyer hasn’t filed a dispute on the products that he or she bought. Then your money should be available within those 21 days.

How can I get my money faster?

You can easily help to release the eligibility of your payment by following the below steps;

  1. Add tracking: You can use one of PayPal’s approved shipping carriers, once your delivery is confirmed. PayPal will release your funds in the next 24 hours.
  2. Print a USPS or UPS shipping label using PayPal. This will track the item of the goods and your funds will be released a day after the courier successfully confirms your delivery.
  3. If payment is held on intangible items like digital services such as themes, web programming, software sales, templates, and e-book sales. In this type of transaction, you will have to send a confirmation email to the buyer and ask him or her to confirm the order status and you will receive your money in 7 working days.

PayPal release funds trick 2020: The Buyer and seller trick

This type of trick is called the Buyer and Seller Trick; this is one of the simplest methods of tricking PayPal into releasing your funds quickly. All you have to do is ask your seller to mark the item or transaction as shipped, or request that the buyer mark the item or transaction as received.

Make sure once you are marking the item as received or shipped either you or the buyer shouldn’t be done at the same time interval. There should be at least an hour gap between you and your buyer to avoid any suspicious activities.

One of the reasons why PayPal holds this type of payment is to ensure that there is no form of fraudulent activity during trades.

PayPal release funds trick: File a Complaint Trick 2022

In this section, we will be using the file a complaint trick method to get our funds faster. As we know that PayPal won’t release funds as expected, but you can outsmart them in getting your funds faster by following the below steps;

  1. Now, this step requires you to ask the person that sends the funds, to open a case or file a complaint on the transaction and he should immediately close the case in a few minutes.
  2. Opening and closing a complaint case won’t only draw PayPal’s attention to the transaction but will make sure that all funds are released immediately because the sender has dropped the charges, indicating that everything is fine.
  3. Note that this step could be perilous if the sender doesn’t close the case in a few minutes’ time, your PayPal account could be restricted entirely.
  4. Finally, discuss with the sender the entire process and the importance of not keeping the case for a long time.

The beauty of this trick is that on-hold payment will be released immediately after the sender has dropped the case.

If there are any further questions you have regarding this post please don’t hesitate to ask via the comment session or if you have other PayPal release fund tricks (2020, 2021, 2022) that we have missed out on, you can show us some love by dropping it on our comment section below.

Also: Read How to create a PayPal account in Nigeria

PayPal Frequently Asked Question.

These are some of the frequently asked questions

Q: Why is PayPal holding my money?

A: PayPal may place a hold or restrict your account activity if a little more information about a transaction, your business, or your account activity is needed

Q: How long does money stay on hold on PayPal?

A: 21 Days

Q: Does PayPal release funds immediately?

A: Yes, except you to use the File a Complaint Trick but it can be risky.

Q: I can’t find the confirm receipt button on my PayPal, what should I do

A: It takes up to 48 hours after payment for the receipt button to appear.

Q: Will PayPal Charge the person that is receiving the money?

A: Yes, PayPal will deduct about 5% of the money the person will receive.

Q: Will I receive my money before confirming shipment?  

A:  No, you will have to wait for the shipping company to confirm the package before you can receive your funds.

Q: Is it safe to receive another payment while your previous payment is still on hold

A: Yes it is safe to receive another payment

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