PayPal is an „online payments system that supports online money transfers and serves as an electronic alternative to traditional paper methods like cheques and money orders“. If you like to shop online and you use PayPal, then you will be interested in learning what will happen to your account if you are no longer around.

To close a PayPal account, your family will need a death certificate and an executor.
Here is all the information and documents you need to provide to PayPal:

– If there is a Will
You need to provide a certified copy of the will, which identifies the Executor.

– If there isn`t a Will
You need to provide a statement of who the likely Administrator is, their interest in the estate and relationship with the deceased.

PayPal also requires:
– The contact details of the Executor or Administrator
– A government-issued photo ID of the Executor or Administrator.
– The original or a certified copy of the death certificate.
– If already obtained, it would also be helpful to have a certified copy of the Grant of Probate or Letters of Administration.

When you have all the documents ready, you need to contact PayPal.

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