How to safe your PayPal Account against Fraud

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We all are familiar with PayPal which is the easier, faster and safer way of online transaction i.e. to pay or get paid online. It serves as electronic alternative of checks and money orders. There are so many ways for Users to pay like through Credit card (Company pays the merchants without exposing the credit card numbers of customers), bank account, buyer credit or account balances. Theses all transaction is done without sharing any financial information. PayPal provide 100% protection from unauthorized payments. It provides 24 hours services in a week to help their customers against any fraud.

PayPal gives official advice on paypal.com which will help any PayPal user to protect their account effectively against fraud and misuse. These instructions include:

  1. Users must change Password frequently. And your password should not be something which is easy to guess like your birthday, your country name, your favorite place, favorite personality etc
  2. When you open PayPal site always check address in browser’s address bar. It should start form https like https://www.paypal.com.
  3. Make sure that your antivirus software, spywares are in a updated form. There are many viruses which steal your personal information from your computer without your knowledge.
  4. You can easily check the email u have received is genuine or not because PayPal always address their users by their full name not with any salutation.
  5. Hackers normally try to access PayPal via email. If you got email from PayPal which contains link of PayPal site then never access PayPal through this email. This email includes hacker’s program. Once you click on that link, the program will steal your information without your knowledge. After getting your personal information hackers send s change password request to the PayPal, PayPal then send new password to your email. As hacker hacks your email too so he automatically receives your PayPal password. So there is advice for PayPal users to always keep customer service number for asking assistance in case of lost of your account.

PayPal has taken so many measures to male online transaction safe such as:

  1. While user shops, PayPal does not share his financial information with sellers.  As we all know data or information is money on internet. Everyone wants to hide their personal information from others. While user buys something through papal PayPal checks SSL connection first, that is secure connection over internet. Secure socket layer is protocol that’s makes internet transaction secure. When user open papal page and enter his information it will automatically converted into encrypted form and then transmitted to the PayPal servers.
  2. Now a days identity theft is growing crime in the world in which user’s personal information is used illegally by other person to open affected user’s account. PayPal provides 24/7 protection to their users when you receive any suspicious email from PayPal, be careful about it. There are people who sent emails just to get information. PayPal never ask any personal information via email. If someone receive email from PayPal I which company ask about personal information such as credit card number, bank account or even PayPal password, must forward it to spoof@paypal.com.

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  1. Shoel says:

    Yeah i have also many attempts of hacks. but now atleast my paypal is secure, we also dont write our full e-mail becuase they auto detect by keyword and start sending fake e-mails.

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