Prevention


Only PayPal shields you with our exclusive set of behind-the-scenes countermeasures so you can safely send money online.

How it works.

  1. State-of-the-Art Technology

    As a leader in security technology, we use state-of-the-art fraud prevention to stop cyber crime.

  2. 24/7 Transaction Monitoring

    Our team of over 2,000 specialists worldwide includes former law enforcement officials who work with agencies around the world to help protect you from fraud and identity theft. Our experts will:

    • Contact you immediately if we suspect fraud in your account.
    • Work with authorities to shut down fraudulent websites.
  3. Cutting-Edge Fraud Models

    Every transaction is reviewed by industry-leading, proprietary models that help weed out fraudulent activity.

  4. PayPal Verification System

    An additional measure indicating select members have completed PayPal's Verification system and successfully established their identity with us. Find out more with our Verification FAQ.

How you can prevent fraud.

We also help ensure you are Buying Safely with:

  • Privacy: We let you shop without sharing your financial information.
  • Protection: We provide a safety net in the unlikely event something goes wrong.