Identity Protection

Identity theft happens when someone steals your identity information and uses it to commit a crime, like fraud.

PayPal works 24 hours a day, seven days a week to protect your identity with industry leading technology and ongoing education. If you suspect a problem, PayPal has specialists worldwide ready to help.

PayPal offers education about things you can do.

PayPal offers powerful tools for your protection.

PayPal helps you when there is a problem.

PayPal offers privacy, prevention and protection.

Our goal is to enable the community of PayPal users to stay safe online.
  • PayPal enables you to pay without the seller ever seeing your bank or credit card account numbers.

  • We deploy industry-leading fraud prevention technology that monitors transactions for suspicious activity.

  • We work with law enforcement throughout the world to apprehend and prosecute fraudsters and identity thieves. Read how PayPal's fraud investigators have helped apprehend an identity thief and ensnared a criminal who sent fraudulent emails.