How to Cancel Order
You can cancel a PayPal payment if the person on the other end hasn’t claimed it yet.
So you just sent a PayPal payment but realized the amount was wrong? Or you suddenly decided that any amount was wrong and you no longer wish to send that given party any money? You can cancel certain types of PayPal payments easily.
On the other hand, some PayPal payments can’t be cancelled and your only recourse would be to ask for a refund or to dispute the charge with the company itself, if that’s warranted.
Assuming you have sent a payment that requires the receiver to actively claim it, you may be able to cancel that payment and keep your cash.
- Log into your PayPal account and click on the tab “Activity” at the top of the screen.
Not all PayPal payments can be cancelled. Those made to confirmed email addresses, for example, may transfer to the recipient immediately.
- Scroll down to locate the payment you want to cancel.
- Click the word “Cancel.”
- Click the “Cancel Payment” button to confirm.
Money may take several days to reappear in your account after a cancellation.
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