2006-03-12 or earlier ∞
First, Paypal says that address verification is the confirmation that a shipping address is associated with a credit card's address. They also say that they cannot confirm most non-US credit card addresses in this way.
So even though I verified my credit card with them, apparently they cannot (and won't even ask me to) verify the card's address.
I'd normally think this would mean that I'm out of luck. However, I read the answer for "How is address confirmation useful" and got this:
... Shipment to a confirmed address, however, is not necessarily a requirement for coverage under the Seller Protection Policy since not all PayPal users are able to confirm their addresses. An Unconfirmed Address is not necessarily fraudulent but sometimes poses an inconvenience for legitimate buyers. If a transaction is eligible for coverage under the Seller Protection Policy, a seller must ship to the address found on the Transaction Details page (regardless of whether that address is confirmed or not). ...
So this means that a seller is covered so long as they ship to the shipping address specified by PayPal. Since my credit card is verified, PayPal will still make the transaction eligible for coverage.
The questions I asked were:
- How do I confirm my address?
- Why is my shipping address unconfirmed?
How is address confirmation useful?
Using PayPal anonymously ∞
- Keep in mind that a business itself might be researchable, with its participants publicly viewable.