PayPal Helps Keep You Safe

One of the most effective ways to protect yourself when shopping online is to keep your personal and financial information private. A unique benefit of paying with PayPal is that it enables you to pay without sharing your financial information with merchants. Not only that: PayPal also protects you thanks to its industry-leading fraud prevention system. PayPal uses proprietary technology, and constantly innovates, to monitor transactions, help prevent fraudulent activity, and maintain a secure payment system.

We monitor transactions 24/7.

PayPal uses sophisticated, industry-leading fraud-prevention techniques to actively review every transaction. We evaluate them according to hundreds of variables to pinpoint potentially suspicious activity. By doing so, we are able to help stop fraudulent activities and aim to alert you before they become a problem for you.
Experts work behind the scenes to help protect you.

The PayPal system is monitored not only by automated fraud-prevention models but also by an expert team worldwide whose purpose is to protect you from fraud and identify potentially unsafe transactions.
  • If we notice unusual account activity in your account, we’ll contact and warn you.

  • We work with authorities to shut down fraudulent websites.
PayPal's Fraud Investigation Team stops criminals.

Our Fraud Investigation Team is dedicated to creating a safer PayPal community. Our team includes former law enforcement officials with experience fighting online fraud.

PayPal’s Fraud Investigation Team focuses on:
  • Identifying and helping prevent fraud before it occurs

  • Detecting fraud in process

  • Working with law enforcement around the world to help stop those committing online fraud
Our dedicated fraud teams, in combination with our advanced technology, help ensure your account remains safe.