PayPal Security

Your security is our priority.

Protecting your financial data, payments, and eligible purchases is what we do. Get smart security and added peace of mind when you shop and pay with PayPal.

Smarter protections in one place

24/7 fraud monitoring

We monitor activity and transactions across PayPal and 35M+ merchant sites globally to help protect your account and keep your data secure.

Financial encryption

Your transactions and payments are encrypted. We don't sell or share your financial information.

Purchase protection

When you check out, eligible purchases are protected at no extra cost.1

Send money securely

Pay it safe across the table or globe knowing we help you spot scammers and report suspicious money requests.2

Security that’s always on

Real-time alerts, real-time control

Stay safe with free early fraud detection and real-time app alerts.3 We can alert you if the cards in your PayPal wallet may be compromised—often before a transaction even takes place, by detecting when scammers try to add your card to another PayPal wallet.4

Secure shopping at every step

Safely shop at sites around the world and track orders straight to your doorstep. If you don't receive the item you ordered, or it shows up different than described, we’ll help you get reimbursed for eligible items with PayPal Purchase Protection. Terms and limitations apply.1

Pay people confidently

Every payment is encrypted to help keep your financial details secure. If something doesn't seem right with a payment request, just block, decline and report it in one click. Protect eligible payments when you send money via ‘goods & services’ at no cost to you.1,2

Stronger login security

We utilize the latest authentication methods and fraud and risk tools to streamline your login experience and help keep you safe. Sign in the smart way with passkey, a phishing-resistant technology that's easy to use and more secure than passwords.

Frequently asked questions

Trust the way you pay

Easily and securely spend, send, and manage your transactions—all in one place. Download the app on your phone or sign up for free online.

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