PayPal security technology

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Our security measures and technology help safeguard your account and financial info

PayPal Security Key

This is your free additional layer of security at login. In addition to your password, you'll enter a One-Time PIN (OTP) that’s unique for each login attempt.

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use PayPal Security Key         

Fraud monitoring and prevention

Our advanced fraud detection technology helps us spot fraud so we can help protect your account from fraudulent charges.

Key pinning

Ensuring TLS connections established by your mobile device tap into a verified PayPal server prevents imposter interception.

Data encryption

We utilize this critical technology to help keep your digital info and PayPal transactions secure.

Email payment confirmation

You’ll receive an email any time you send or receive a PayPal payment. If you receive an email for a transaction you didn't make, alert us quickly so we can launch an investigation.

How to report an unauthorized transaction         

TLS connection

We make sure you’re connecting with Transport Layer Security (TLS) and only with secure HTTPS connections (HSTS).

We meet certified industry standards and support ongoing security research

Our Help Center is always available

Find answers to commonly asked questions and get help with your PayPal account.

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