7 Tips to Secure Your PayPal Account and Understand Scammers’ Tricks

secure paypal payments 7 Tips to Secure Your PayPal Account and Understand Scammers TricksThere is nothing wrong if you feel wary about the money you have in the PayPal account. Even though PayPal has guaranteed the safety for all its users, there are always some thieves who try to slip their way and steal the money you have. For extra safety, it is important to understand and avoid the tricks spammers use to stealth into your PayPal account.

1. Using New Browser

It is better to stay on the safe side and open your PayPal account in a new browser. This simple trick will help to avoid scammer’s peak into your PayPal account.

2. Fake Email

Most of the scammers could break into your PayPal account by email. Pay attention to any email addressing you from PayPal, but send the email not to your primary PayPal account. This is mostly a scam used by the scammers to get your personal data, so do not click on it if you get one.

3. Fake Link

If you get a link from an email but it does not open, then mostly it is a scam. If the link shows https://paypal.com and you cannot open it, beware. The ‘s’ in ‘https’ stands for secure, and is used for a website where you need to put personal information. Without the ‘s’, then it is not secure.

4. Generic Greeting

Beware if you receive an email greeting you in generic greeting. If the email greets you with ‘Dear PayPal member’, then it is a scam. PayPal knows your name from your registration data and is more likely to greet you with your real name.

5. Bad Grammar and Misspellings

Pay attention on the spellings and grammars of the email content. Fake emails from scammers usually use misspellings and bad grammar in order to fool email filters. Thanks to this, however, you can notice the scammers pretty easily.

6. Attachment Contained Virus

Never ever download the attachment sent allegedly by PayPal. PayPal never asks their members to download anything. This is most likely a trick used by scammers to send viruses to your computer and steal your personal information.

7. Asking for Data

The PayPal scammers usually ask you to fill in some data or ask you to sign up. If you ever receive this kind of email, simply ignore and delete it immediately. Do not ever reveal your important information to suspicious websites.

If you are not sure whether the email is from PayPal or not, you can forward the email to spoof@paypal.com. This email can help you much further to differentiate the fake one from the real one. These tips should be noticed if you want to have your PayPal account free from the unauthorized one.

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