PayPal is a secure way to send money, but it isn’t immune from issues with identity theft. If you’re concerned about the security of your personal information, the company recommends that you use caution when providing PayPal with your ID information.
You may need to provide your ID information to PayPal.
PayPal is a secure way to pay for things online, but you may need to provide your ID information if you buy an item from a seller. You might also have to provide ID information if you sell an item.
PayPal uses multiple layers of security to keep your personal information safe.
PayPal uses the latest security technology to protect your data. In addition to our physical, technical, and procedural safeguards, PayPal employs sophisticated algorithms that constantly monitor activity on our network and flag suspicious transactions. These algorithms help us detect fraudulent activity even before it occurs or is reported by members.
PayPal’s website is encrypted with Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology using public keys purchased from VeriSign or GeoTrust Inc., two well-known companies in the field of Internet security. This means that when you log into your account from an unfamiliar computer (such as a library), you’re still protected because the SSL certificate recognizes you as the legitimate owner of your account and displays an image of a closed padlock in your browser’s status bar.
When you’re asked to enter your information, make sure that you’re on PayPal’s website.
This can be tricky as PayPal has several sites—PayPal.com, PayPal.ca and many more—and each has different URLs (web addresses).
Be sure to look at the URL in your browser before entering any personal information on these sites. Make sure it’s correct! The easiest way to check is by looking at the address bar of your browser:
Contact customer service if you have questions or concerns about providing your ID information to PayPal.
They can help you learn more about the process and answer any questions.
- Call 1-888-221-1161 (toll-free) or 1-402-935-2050 (if calling from outside the U.S.)
- Visit their website at www.paypal.com/us/selfhelp/contactsupport
There are many other ways to communicate with them: live chat is available on the site, and an option for submitting a request by email. If you’re not comfortable using these methods of communication, visit a local branch office in person to speak face-to-face with their representatives during normal business hours (Monday through Friday, 9 AM – 5 PM EST).
Providing your ID information to PayPal is generally safe.
Providing your ID information to PayPal is generally safe. It’s required when you open an account, purchase, withdraw money from your account or change your password. In addition, they will request this information if they suspect fraudulent activity on their website.
Following the steps outlined above, you can rest assured that your personal information is safe. Contact customer service if you have any questions or concerns about providing your ID information to PayPal.