I contacted Paypal but got no official answer on this. I’ll email them tomorrow again, but I’d like input from the community.
What I need is balance in my Paypal account. Mainly because I want to try the withdrawal to bank feature. The reason is that I want to start working as frelancer and I don’t know if I’ll use Paypal as my main payment service or other service instead. Paypal is my favorite though, but I want to withdraw at least a small amount of money to try the feature and the time it takes.
Since you can’t add funds via Credit Card, I figured out a simple way to do it anyway. What would happen is this:
1) I send money to my friend’s Paypal account with my international credit card. So this transfer would be Credit Card -> Paypal.
2) My friend receives the money in his Paypal balance and he sends it back to me. So this transfer would be Paypal -> Paypal
3) I would withdraw the money to my bank account. So this transfer would be Paypal -> Bank
Is this against the rules, to have somebody send back money you sent them just to add to your balance?