Our application requires us to authenticate the identity of users. To authenticate the user we are considering using the GetVerifiedStatus API. We are unclear, though, about what a 'verified' status means. Does it mean that the name on the PayPal account and linked bank account match? Or that a bank account is linked to the PayPal account? PayPal allows the name on the PayPal account to be different from the linked bank account. We've contacted PayPal support about this multiple times, but we get a different response each time.
To understand what a verified account is, we want to call GetVerifiedStatus API ourselves in the live environment. However, we are not ready yet to upgrade our app to a business account; we are only testing in the sandbox. Is is possible for someone with a live PayPal developer's account to call the GetVerifiedStatus on an account we've created? We will provide the name and email address. The output of a Curl request would be sufficient. Please let us know.