You can never be too careful and when it comes to the Internet you should be extra careful because too many people are trying to Scam you.
PayPal is a very good way to pay or get paid for goods or services. It is as saved as it can be but you still need to be careful. If you use PayPal you do not need to give your Credit Card information in a business transaction, you simply pay with your PayPal account.
PayPal is dedicated to fight fraud and scams.
You can protect your account if you are cautious giving the following information:
- Your first name
- Your last name
- Business name
- Email address
You should be extra cautious when you are asked for the following information:
- Credit Card number
- Bank account number
- Pin number
- Social security number
- Driver’s license number
Tips to stay safe from PayPal fraud and Scams
Log in safely. The best way is to open a new browser. Do not use the open browser, open another one and type in https://www.paypal.com
Check the email greeting. PayPal will always greet you with your first name and last name or the business name associated with your PayPal account.
Be aware of attachments. PayPal emails will never ask you to download an attachment or a software program.
Never give out personal information. PayPal will never require information from you in an email. PayPal might ask you for personal information but request that you enter the information only after you have safely and securely logged in to you PayPal account.
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