$5 is refundable on Paypal?

I used to Sign up using Referral Link. But, I don’t have Credit Card. Then I Created account in Paypal. Then on Screen I see $5 for pre-payment. Is it refundable? Or it will be debited from $100 credit which can be comes from referral link?

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Sri Charan Madhavapeddi
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October 29, 2020
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Since we don’t charge PayPal accounts automatically invoice on 1st towards an owed balance like we do for card payments; we seek $5 as a an advance credit, which will be on your account itself.

This can be refunded at any given point in time ;provided the account is deactivated or Credit card is setup. We will need atleast one source of billing on the account. So, if you have any credits on the account such as referral or promo credits, those credits will be charged first and once they expire or got used up, then the PayPal credits will be used.

Hope this helps!

Cheers, Sri Charan

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