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.
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.
Does PayPal protect the seller?
PayPal Seller Protection covers you in the event of claims, chargebacks, or reversals that are a result of unauthorized purchases or items your buyer didn’t receive. With PayPal Seller Protection, you are covered for the full amount of all eligible transactions.
Is it safe to give seller PayPal email?
“Yes, we keep all your information safe,” the company states on its web site. “When you send a payment using PayPal, the recipient won’t receive sensitive financial information like your credit card or bank account number. This way, you don’t have to worry about paying people you don’t know.”
Can someone get their money back from PayPal?
Although someone can not take back money they paid to someone else through PayPal, they can utilize PayPal’s dispute resolution service if they did not receive the item or service promised.