Fraud Detection

Stop fraud early with free real-time alerts.

We monitor your cards 24/7 and notify you to early signs of fraud others might miss.

Download the app and add eligible cards for early fraud detection.

Smart protection on the go

Early fraud monitoring

We can alert you to early signs of fraud—often before a transaction even takes place, by detecting when scammers try to add your card to another PayPal wallet.

Real-time alerts

Use the PayPal app to see the fraud monitoring status of the eligible cards in your wallet 24/7 and get real-time alerts when we detect potential card fraud attempts.

Real-time control

We’ll alert you to unusual activity we’ve detected and proactively blocked. If your card has been compromised, we’ll help guide you on what to do next.

Safeguard your cards

Add cards to your PayPal Wallet

Select the plus icon to add your cards and get automatic early fraud alerts on eligible cards.

Stay in the know

View the fraud monitoring status of the eligible cards in your wallet anytime in the app.

Get alerted in real-time

Enable push notifications to get real-time app alerts so you can take action right away.

Control your cards

Review activity we've detected and proactively blocked and get guidance on what to do next.

Frequently asked questions

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