Users’ security is a major concern for all payment platforms and PayPal being a big name in the space is not an exception.
Users of PayPal face a constant threat from hackers all over the world and they’re always wondering what might be. In this article, we’ll answer some questions asked by PayPal users concerning the likelihood that they can be hacked by hackers in the ways they use their PayPal email addresses.
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 these and also talk about protecting your PayPal account.
Let’s get started.
Can someone hack your PayPal with your email address?
No, someone can’t hack your PayPal account just by giving out your PayPal email address. This also goes for your PayPal username.
On the other hand, if a person were to get their hands on your PayPal email address and password then it’s possible anyone can log in and steal your money.
Of course, no one is going to ask you directly for your password. Hackers come in subtle manners like sending mail to your inbox which will require you to sign-up and supply your password. Then they can use the password to log in to your PayPal.
One way to avoid this is to have an entirely different password for your PayPal different from what’s set for other online platforms.
Can you get Scammed by giving your PayPal email address?
The answer is, 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.
You can’t get scammed.
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.
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