Why PayPal is safe for buyers
PayPal delivers one of the most secure payment platforms in the world. After more than a decade as the leader in online payments, we've learned a thing or two about keeping your information safe.
We can spot problems before they happen
- We use fraud prevention technology that monitors transactions for suspicious activity.
- We have a team of over 2,000 specialists including former law enforcement officials, working to protect you from fraud and identity theft.
- To help weed out fraudulent activity, every transaction is reviewed by state of the art models.
- We ensure users who send or receive large amounts of money have successfully completed our verification system and identity check.
PayPal uses state of the art encryption
Safeguarding your financial and personal information is one of our most important priorities. That's why we automatically encrypt all sensitive information sent between your computer and our systems, ensuring your information is kept private.
When registering or logging in to our site, we verify that your Internet browser is running Secure Sockets Layer 3.0 (SSL) or higher. Information is protected by SSL with an encryption key length of 168 bits (the highest level commercially available). We store your personal information and ensure it's heavily guarded, both physically and electronically. To further safeguard your debit and credit card numbers and your bank account details, we do not directly connect our firewall-protected servers to the internet.