Risk Controls
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Risk Report

Risk Controls: Customizable Controls


Risk Control Options


Each Risk Control can be modified to suit your business needs:

Country Monitor: Select from the dozens of countries PayPal supports to create your own list of Monitored Countries. Handle all payments from Monitored Countries the same way. Automatically decline or accept these payments, and have them flagged for your attention.

Maximum Amount: Choose a maximum amount for payments you receive. Decline, accept, or accept and monitor payments above that amount. This Risk Control can be applied to all payments—or just to those from U.S. unconfirmed addresses, when you may want extra protection. PayPal's U.S. address confirmation includes industry-standard Address Verification Service (AVS) checks to thwart fraud.

Risk Control Settings


Payments matching your risk criteria are automatically handled according to your settings. Choose from three settings for each Risk Control:

Decline: Automatically declines payments matching the risk criteria. Buyers receive a gentle, generic decline message that does not reveal your settings. Payments appear as Declined in your Transaction History and are shown on your Risk Report.

Accept and Report: Automatically accepts payments matching the risk criteria, but marks them for your attention. Payments appear as Risk Alerted in your Transaction History and are shown on your Risk Report. Payment confirmation emails you receive flag the payment as Risk Alerted.

Accept: Automatically accepts payments matching the risk criteria. Payments appear normally in your Transaction History and are not shown on your Risk Report.