Gift Card Question - Using Visa or American Express Gift Cards on PayPal - UnArchived Articles
"PayPal does not recommend adding a gift card, prepaid card, virtual card, or one time use credit cards to your PayPal account. Although some of these cards may be accepted, most will not function correctly with our system due to the security checks we have in place. PayPal is not an
online store, where these types of cards were intended to be used, and in order to properly facilitate our service, the traditional credit card or debit card is preferred."