We at PayPal work hard to protect our customers, and have many security
measures to help ensure your protection.
There are also steps that you, our customer, can take to help protect
yourself. We'd like to provide you with this information so that
we can work together to protect against fraud.
ever share your PayPal password with anyone. PayPal representatives
will NEVER ask you for your Password. If you believe someone
else has gotten access to your password, please change it immediately
a password that is easy to remember, but hard to figure out.
One good way to create a secure password is to choose a phrase
of two or three words and add a 2 or 3 digit number to the end
of the phrase. Avoid choosing obvious words or dates such as
a nickname or birthdate. It is always a good idea to mix numbers
with letters when choosing your password.
use the same password you use for other online services such
as AOL, eBay, MSN, or Yahoo. Using the same password for multiple
websites makes it easy for thieves to access your personal information.
Whenever entering sensitive personal information (such as checking
account or credit card numbers) onto any website, make sure that
the website encrypts the information you send to, and receive from,
the site. When you log into your PayPal account, you will always
be on a secure website. You can check if the website you are using
has this type of security in two ways:
to make sure the URL begins with "https" rather than "http"
for a lock icon on the bottom left or bottom right of your browser,
which should look like this:
you receive an email and are unsure whether it is from PayPal,
come directly to the PayPal site at www.paypal.com. Don't click
on any link in an email which seems suspicious to you. These
security measures will help ensure that you are logging into
PayPal. The only site you should ever type your username and
password into is at www.paypal.com.
Using Your Account Wisely
not use your PayPal account to collect and transfer money for
someone else. This type of activity is often conducted as a
form of money laundering. Money laundering is a state and federal
crime which often results in significant criminal penalties.
If someone contacts you requesting that you transfer money because
they are unable to, you should deny their request and Contact
a Verified PayPal member.
all privacy and security seals before doing business with a
particular website and make sure they are legitimate. PayPal
is a licensee of the TRUSTe