How to make sure my Paypal money will not be stolen?

@averygirl72 (26166)
Philippines
June 20, 2021 9:46pm CST
I said I have a plan to save up my little Paypal money until they reach about $100 in my account. I just plan to do myLot and another forum site. It will be a long time before I plan to withdraw my earnings and turn them into pesos. I'm worried that for that long time my Paypal account will be hack and someone will stole the money I am saving in my Paypal account. Can I keep my money safe for about a year of not withdrawing it right away?
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@Jlyn10 (11974)
• Malaysia
21 Jun
It should be no problem cause PayPal is quite safe. But it is better to always go back in to check once in a while so that it will remain active.
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@Jlyn10 (11974)
• Malaysia
21 Jun
@averygirl72 Then don't save your PayPal password in your computer. You should never save passwords concerning your bank accounts into your computer.
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@averygirl72 (26166)
• Philippines
21 Jun
@Jlyn10 I will do that
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@LadyDuck (346162)
• Switzerland
21 Jun
@Jlyn10 Good suggestion, never save important passwords in our computer. Also never follow links received by email, always go directly to PayPal page using the browser.
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@LadyDuck (346162)
• Switzerland
21 Jun
PayPal is as safe as a Bank, I have no problems keeping my money on my PayPal account.
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• United States
21 Jun
They are easy to work with also if there has been a fraud.
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@LadyDuck (346162)
• Switzerland
22 Jun
@misunderstood_zombie You are right, when I had a problem with something I ordered, I let them know and they took care so that I was refunded.
@averygirl72 (26166)
• Philippines
22 Jun
That's good to know
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@rakski (94366)
• Philippines
21 Jun
the earnings I got here is in my paypal account and so far, it is okay there. It has been months and months
@averygirl72 (26166)
• Philippines
21 Jun
That's what I plan to do. It has to stay there for months and months
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@rakski (94366)
• Philippines
21 Jun
@averygirl72 and it will. I check it from time to time
@averygirl72 (26166)
• Philippines
21 Jun
@rakski What if I got a virus and it access my account and password. I will study how to make my PayPal money safe
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@owlwings (44081)
• Cambridge, England
21 Jun
PayPal is only as safe as your password. 1) Make sure that your PayPal password is unique and NOT used for any other accounts, especially email or Facebook. 2) Your password should be of at least 8 characters, preferably 10 or 11, and should contain a mix of upper and lower case, numerals and symbols. It should NOT be made up of any dictionary words or names, dates or places which are associated with you. The best passwords are random but there are ways of making them memorable (see below). 3) DO NOT allow your browser to store your password. Many browsers ask whether you want them to save your passwords. You should always be careful to answer 'Never' for passwords like PayPal and banking sites. You can write down passwords, provided that you keep them in a safe place which is not shared with anyone else, even your partner. How to Create a Strong Password which is Memorable. One way of doing this (my favourite) is to take a memorable phrase of 8 or more words, such as a line of a poem, for example: e.g. "Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?" (The first line of a well known Shakespeare sonnet) Take the first letter of each word: 'SICTTASD' Substitute some of the letters with numerals or symbols which resemble the letters - A = 4 or @, E = 3, I = 1, S = 5 or $, for example - and make some letters uppercase and some lowercase: '$1CtT45D' Another example: "In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God" (This time, take the SECOND letter of each word) NHEAHONHOAIONHOAO' which might become: 'n#34#0Nh041oNH040' OK, so that one may be rather longer and more complicated to remember! The point is that, as long as you devise your own system and remember the steps and what substitutions you have made, you can make what looks like a random collection of letters, numbers and symbols much more easy to remember.
@averygirl72 (26166)
• Philippines
21 Jun
Okay sounds good. I do all of the 3 you mention. My password is usually a book in The bible like Psalm then I add numbers and characters like $#&*. My problem is what if there is a virus that I accidentally got from going to different sites and they are able to see my passwords every time I open my account. Is that possible? I feel paranoid that they can monitor what I type
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@owlwings (44081)
• Cambridge, England
21 Jun
@averygirl72 There is always that risk, of course, if you are not careful (which I'm sure you are). Make sure that you have a good antivirus software and keep it up to date. That is the answer. There are plenty of good free AV programs available. I use Avast but there are many others and, when you try to access a site which tries to deliver malicious code, the software will detect it and give you a warning.
@averygirl72 (26166)
• Philippines
22 Jun
@owlwings Okay I will use anti virus
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@sharon6345 (281429)
• United States
21 Jun
can you put that money in your personal account and not use it?
@averygirl72 (26166)
• Philippines
21 Jun
The amount is just small it will have fees if I transfer it to my ATM card
@sharon6345 (281429)
• United States
21 Jun
@averygirl72 has Paypal been unreliable in the past to make you wonder about your savings? Paypal has been one of the sites that back up customers in cases of fraud.
@averygirl72 (26166)
• Philippines
21 Jun
@sharon6345 No. Before once I get $20 I transfer it right away in my EON card but this is the first time that I will store the money in Paypal for months and months
@Rashnag (16686)
• Surat, India
21 Jun
No idea. If you feel scared, you can keep it aside in your bank account and don't use it if you want
@averygirl72 (26166)
• Philippines
22 Jun
Maybe if I have 30 dollars I transfer it immediately to my bank account
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@Rashnag (16686)
• Surat, India
22 Jun
@averygirl72 ok dear
@ladyhero (3865)
• Indonesia
21 Jun
maybe you should regularly change your paypal password and don't use wifi in public places only use the network at home
@averygirl72 (26166)
• Philippines
21 Jun
That's what I do. I also make a very difficult password combinations. I don't open my account often. I worry I visited a site that has a virus attach to my accounts
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@ladyhero (3865)
• Indonesia
21 Jun
@averygirl72 that's right
@BelleStarr (60544)
• United States
22 Jun
Paypal is a safe way to keep your money.
@averygirl72 (26166)
• Philippines
22 Jun
Yes I use it for years but I'm just paranoid
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@Bubba90 (1639)
• Indonesia
22 Jun
I am also like you, I want to keep my mylot money there but I am also worried about that, I hope PayPal is a safe place
@averygirl72 (26166)
• Philippines
22 Jun
I will be careful
• Prairieville, Louisiana
22 Jun
I transfer money from Paypal to bank right away never keep it in.
@averygirl72 (26166)
• Philippines
22 Jun
Okay that's good
• United States
21 Jun
Someone used my PayPal to buy something thousand miles a way from me. PayPal was really nice to work with me and I received my money pack fairly quickly.
@averygirl72 (26166)
• Philippines
22 Jun
Yes PayPal is good to use
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@nzlz123 (3115)
• Indonesia
21 Jun
I think you shouldn't be worry. Paypal is a safe place i guess
@averygirl72 (26166)
• Philippines
22 Jun
I'm just paranoid
• Brazil
21 Jun
I think that is very hard that you have any problem with the your money on Paypal. It is good you active all the security steps that the site offer.
@averygirl72 (26166)
• Philippines
22 Jun
Yes I will do my best to make it secure
@sjvg1976 (25612)
• Delhi, India
21 Jun
Paypal account is safe. You can save your money here till the time you want. You don't need to get worried for your money. Make sure your password is strong and regularly change it . Don't keep passwords like your name mixed with your date of birth.
@averygirl72 (26166)
• Philippines
22 Jun
How often should I change password?
@nela13 (42665)
• Portugal
21 Jun
I let the money in my Paypal account and I never had problems with it.
@averygirl72 (26166)
• Philippines
22 Jun
Good to know
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@prashu228 (30943)
• India
21 Jun
Oh is that the problem, I don't know, because here paypal automatically sends money to bank , we can't save in paypal
@averygirl72 (26166)
• Philippines
21 Jun
I see. Maybe it's safe
@porwest (46821)
• United States
22 Jun
I don't think you have anything to worry about. PayPal operates like a bank, with layers of security built in. It is not IMPOSSIBLE to be hacked. But it is highly UNLIKELY to be hacked. I think your money will be safe there until you are ready to withdraw it.