Security is a major concern for all payments and PayPal being a big name in the space is not an exception.
Users of PayPal sometimes suffer from attacks most time due to their carelessness or naivety.
PayPal users sometimes ask out of curiosity the following questions:
- Can you get scammed by giving your PayPal email address?
- Can someone hack your PayPal account with your email address?
- What can someone do with your email address?
- Is PayPal safe to link to a bank account?
- Is PayPal safe for international transactions?
These questions I’ll give answers to and also talk about protecting your PayPal account.
Let’s get started.
Can someone hack your PayPal with your email address?
Yes, someone can trick you into sharing your PayPal password via your email address. As we already know, PayPal users make use of their registered email address and the associated password.
So, when you give out your email address a hacker may send you emails that may lead to you supplying your password. When you supply your password you’ve successfully given out logins to your PayPal account.
Can you get Scammed by giving your PayPal email address?
The answer is, that your email address alone does not give anyone access to your PayPal account. PayPal email addresses are like bank account numbers, as a person, a business owner, or a service renderer you have no choice but to give them out so you can receive money or payment.
What can someone do with your PayPal email address?
If it’s only your email address then anyone can only send you money.
Is PayPal safe to link to your Bank account?
Yes, PayPal is safe and is left for you to keep your logins safe from hackers.
Is PayPal safe for international transactions?
It’s totally safe.
So, how do you keep your PayPal account safe? That leads us to the next part of our article.
How to keep your PayPal account safe from Hackers
- Maintain a unique or separate password from your other online accounts e.g your social media account and forums.
- Set a strong password consisting of letters, numbers, and special characters.
- Watch out for phishing attempts. This may come through hackers presenting a fake PayPal login page to collect your password.
- Enable 2FA on your PayPal account.
Finally, under no circumstance, you should share your PayPal password with anybody.