Dec 28, 2009

Tips to protect your PayPal account


Currently PayPal has become the "number 1" for online transactions in various parts of the world. PayPal can be used to receive payments or receive transfers. However, as many users and the increased popularity of PayPal has made some people want to look for opportunities to go to PayPal's others for their own purposes. Of course this is very hurt us as a user, because in there account of our financial information such as credit card or bank.

The crime happened not because the perpetrators intentions, but also because there is a chance. Crime can happen anywhere, as well as with PayPal. There is no perfect system and do not believe 100% in one system. There is no one perfect system with no defects.

Here are some tips to protect your PayPal account. I can not guarantee 100% that Your PayPal will be safe. But at least there are precautions so that our PayPal secure from the parties who are not responsible.

  1. Make sure each time that URL address of a PayPal account is http://www.paypal.com or https://www.paypal.com
  2. Change your PayPal password on a regular basis, eg every 1 month. Be careful don't use obvious passwords, such as date of birth, first name, and so on.
  3. Each received an email from PayPal, check first and make sure the sender header link to http://www.paypal.com or https://www.paypal.com
  4. Make sure update your antivirus software, anti spywares, etc. to avoid keylogger, spyware, and other malicious programs.
  5. Don't access PayPal from the cafe, because your account is likely affected by limited access. PayPal is very tight for the problem IP address, internet cafe normally use 1 IP address which is used by many users simultaneously.
  6. PayPal never send an email to ask for passwords or other personal information. When you receive an email from PayPal, make sure you check the email headers, to see the original source of the email.
  7. Email from PayPal is always there first name and last name or business name of your PayPal account. Fake email often contains only Dear PayPal User or Dear PayPal Member.
  8. Email PayPal will never ask you to download attachments or software programs. Attachment that comes from fake emails often contain viruses.
  9. Many times, a fake email will ask for details such as full name, account passwords, credit card numbers, bank account, PIN number,.
  10. If you are receiving fake emails (or a fake website), please forward an email (or URL address) to spoof@paypal.com e-mail address is being protected from spambots, You need JavaScript enabled to view it and then delete this email from your mailbox . Don't ever hit the links in suspicious emails.

2 comments:

pepy on December 29, 2009 at 8:40 AM said...

nice sharing, bro..

Swoyersville on June 2, 2011 at 12:04 PM said...

we must be smart to keep a paypal account, and should be more careful in carrying out this account.

great article. Thank you for sharing this information.

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