For me, I always love to try out anything before publishing it on my blogs. So I decided to create a PayPal business account and verify my card. After that, I told a friend of mine to send some funds from his PayPal account which he did. The payment didn’t go through. Below is the screenshot of the transaction.
To further confirm it, I contacted PayPal via email. In less than 5 hours I got a reply. The email read below:
Dear Mazino Oyolo Kigho,
I hope you are doing well today. My name is Ivy from PayPal Customer Service. We appreciate your inquiry about receiving payments using a Nigerian PayPal account. I will be happy to clarify things for you.
Receiving money is not yet available in Nigeria. This is because of the laws and financial regulations of each country. We want to make sure that once we open certain functions in different countries, we are fully compliant with local and international financial laws to avoid difficulties down the line with our services.
I am glad to inform you that we have already applied for the Receive-Money service to be made available in your country.
Rest assured that we are constantly working to offer the receive money feature for your country. Due to the complexities of global finance, we cannot give a timetable for this possible expansion.
Alternatively, please look for other payment processor to receive your payment outside PayPal. You may try using bank transfers or money orders.
We’ll be glad to hear from you if you need clarification or assistance. Please don’t hesitate to email us again. You can also call us at +1-402-517-4519 (U.S. telephone number) Monday to Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM local Nigerian time.
Thank you for choosing PayPal. Have a great day!