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PayPal Helps Keep You Safe
Our comprehensive fraud-prevention program is one of the key reasons PayPal is a safe way to pay online.
We monitor transactions 24/7.
We believe that innovation and careful analysis is the way to beat fraud. That’s why PayPal has developed industry-leading models to review every transaction—and help detect suspicious activity.
Experts work behind the scenes to help protect you.
We have a team of agents worldwide who work to help shield you from fraud and identity theft.
If we suspect fraud in your account, we’ll contact you immediately
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 safe PayPal community. Our team includes former law enforcement officials who:
Identify and help prevent fraud before it occurs
Work with law enforcement around the world to help stop online criminals
Recently, PayPal’s Fraud Investigation Team:
Helped apprehend an identity thief
Worked to arrest someone who didn't deliver goods
Caught a criminal who sent fraudulent emails
Our dedicated fraud teams, in combination with our advanced technology, help ensure your PayPal account remains safe.
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