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2. Making Payments > 12. Use Your PayPal Funds Anywhere

Use Your PayPal Funds Anywhere

Use the PayPal Virtual Debit Bar to pay for goods or services at web sites that don’t normally accept PayPal.

It’s possible for you to pay someone via PayPal even if the recipient doesn’t have a PayPal account [Hack #15] , but only if you know the email address of the person or business to whom you wish to send money and only if the recipient is willing to sign up and accept your payment. But what do you do if you want to buy something from an online retailer that doesn’t accept PayPal?

There is, as it turns out, a way to pay with PayPal as though your account were a debit or credit card. There’s a hard-to-find page at PayPal that allows you to set up and use the virtual Debit Bar to turn your PayPal email address into a virtual MasterCard debit card number. To get a virtual debit card number, you’ll need to do all of the following:


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