PayPal scams – How to protect yourself

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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:

  • Password
  • 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

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.

Please share with us if you have been a victim of PayPal Scam.

Please do not hesitate to leave a comment or question below.




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  1. Hello Thorhallur, you really have to be careful, I got the other day an email from paypal in English, but I have a dutch account, so I didnot trust it, I contacted Paypal by telephone and they said, you never will receive an email from us in a foreign language, can you please send us the mail through? It was a phishing mail.
    When you do not trust a mail, you better contact the company where it supose to come from.
    Greetings Loes

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