Quick Answer: Does PayPal Protect The Buyer?

If an eligible item that you’ve bought online doesn’t arrive, or doesn’t match the seller’s description, PayPal’s Buyer Protection may reimburse you for the full amount of the item plus postage.

Buyer Protection can cover your eligible online purchases, on eBay or on any other website, when you use PayPal.

Can you get scammed with PayPal?

Once a scammer has hacked into somebody else’s PayPal account (as in the case of the phishing email scam), they can make purchases and send payments with the money from the account they have taken over. PayPal may reimburse the seller if they are able to confirm that the account that made the payment was hacked.10 Dec 2018

Is PayPal secure for buyers?

For the most part, PayPal is safe when you use it to send money. But PayPal is a reputable company with enough security and consumer protection in place to keep you relatively safe online. Data security: PayPal’s website is secure and encrypted.18 Jan 2019

Does PayPal protect private sales?

Re: Purchase Protection for a Private Sale – Is it valid? (not ebay/Amazon/online retail etc.) You would have paypal protection as long as you paid an invoice or money request OR send money > goods / services. BUT paypal protection is not a 100% coverall so you still need to risk assess your transaction.24 Mar 2017