Earlier this morning a friend asked me if opening and using PayPal account in Nigeria was a possibility and I simply said YES but its very risky and requires carefulness otherwise the account gets frozen.
If you have been to the official PayPal website and tried creating a PayPal account then you obviously would have realized that Nigeria isn’t listed in the Countries which simply tells you that a Nigerian cannot open a paypal account but the truth is, there are still some tricks to getting a PayPal account.
Opening And Using PayPal Account As A Nigerian
Its not just all to create an account on PayPal, you still need to verify the account and that’s where having to spend money is required of you in terms of having to buy a PayPal Verification Card(VCC) and even after verification there are still some process to follow in other to keep your account safe.
The Major trick in accomplishing this task is to first of all use an IP outside Nigeria e.g United States IP Address and in this case, its required that you use VPN’s and after that you also try to get a US address and phone number which will be entered when creating the account on PayPal. After that, you will need to purchase a PayPal Verification Card from VoucherStore(Don’t use shopVCC.com they are scammers) which will be used in verifying the PayPal account.
After the account has been successfully opened and verified, it is also mandatory to always access the account using that same country IP which you had used in creating the account as a simple mistake could get your account frozen and when its frozen it cannot be used until further verification is made.
Personally I do not currently own a verified PayPal account probably because I wasn’t ready for the troubles involved in owning one or probably because I was once scammed by shopVcc.com when I purchased a paypal verification card from them because for over 6 months now or so I still haven’t received the card I purchased from them and am very sure its never going to come.
Although based on my online activities lately, its essential for me to get an account therefore I will be opening and verifying a PayPal account hopefully by next week or the upper week but I will definitely be posting the step by step process here to aid everyone including tips to opening and using a PayPal account from restricted countries.