Safety Tips for Using PayPal

eBay is counted as the most popular online website for shopping seekers. Everyone buys something on eBay and pays the whole amount by using their credit cards. When we purchase from any small site by paying the amount with your card then it might not have come at your doorstep, or the trader steals your details, in this situation PayPal will be the most trustworthy option by paying with your cards.


You can get connected with PayPal by making an account on it, and without any hesitation, you can share your cards detail with this application. When you go through the process of buying something on any other small sites, you have to write your email address and enter the password first before processing to the payment page. In case the seller of that website is not able to deliver your product, then PayPal will help you to get your whole refund.

If you are a daily user of PayPal, then go through some of the safety tips of PayPal which are listed below:

  1. PayPal account should not be connected with debit cards

Those who use your PayPal account most of the time can steal out your cards details too. Anyone can try to steal your whole money from your email ID of that websites. If you made already an email ID with that website which is linked with your cards details, then try to remove it first and after that, you can create a new email ID which is not connected with your cards details. If you use PayPal, then it will send an email notification of the transaction you had made with your PayPal email ID.

  1. PayPal account can be connected to credit cards

If you use your credit details to buy any product with any of the online websites, then it will be safer because later on, you can claim back the sum through the company of your credit card. But if you buy a product by using a debit card, then there will be fewer chances of claiming against your refund. It should be sixty days from the delivery date of that product to complain against the money with your credit card company.

  1. Don’t open dummy sites from your email

The notification that is coming in your registered email ID with the logo of PayPal, it might be malicious, so when you click on that notification and log in with your email ID and password, then, bad actors will steel all your details of your cards. This is not official sites of PayPal; it is dummy sites that are sending you a junk notification. Open the official website of PayPal and then log in there. 

  1. Check account balance every day.

Checking your account balances on a daily basis will keep you more secure as the thieves steal only a few dollars so that the users are unable to notice that transaction.  Open the official website, enter your email ID and password, click on the option of your current balance. Here you can check your daily transactions. You should go through your account balance every day to stay protected from thefts.

  1. Products should be purchased from trustworthy sites

If any person has an account in Gmail, then Gmail will quickly create an account on PayPal too. But PayPal has a confirmation process first to verify the user’s account that provides extra details on their account.  The method of verification in the US is more difficult as there are many steps to connect PayPal with your cards details and then confirming it. This will provide you with a code to put it on your email ID to verify it.

James Thomas is a self-professed security expert; He has been making the people aware of the security threats. His passion is to write about Cyber security, cryptography, malware, social engineering, internet and new media. He writes for Norton security products at




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