Fraud Detection

Stop fraud early with free real-time alerts.

We monitor over 35 million merchant sites in our network to detect and alert you to early signs of fraud others might miss.

Download the app and add eligible cards for automatic early fraud monitoring.

Smart protection on the go

24/7 monitoring

Fraudsters commonly test cards before using or selling them. We can detect these unusual attempts on PayPal and across 35M+ merchant sites in our global network.

Real-time alerts

Get alerted to potential debit or credit card fraud attempts immediately — often before a costly transaction occurs.

Real-time control

Use the PayPal app to see the fraud monitoring status of the eligible cards in your wallet anytime. 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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