We know that now, more than ever, many people are taking extra precautions to protect themselves against the threat of scammers who try to take advantage of the uncertainty around the world. That’s why we’ve created a checklist of the easy steps you can follow to help increase the security of your accounts and prevent the risk of interference from scammers.
PayPal has always been focused on striving to ensure the secure transactions of our customers. In addition to following our tips for transacting safely online, we recommend enabling the following features to help make sure your account with PayPal is protected.
Multi-factor authentication adds an extra layer of security by supplementing your username and password with an extra piece of information, so you can verify online activity. To set up MFA on your account with PayPal, go to the settings icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen, then click the ‘Security’ tab to set up a mobile PIN and 2-step verification.
PayPal also offers users the option to enable a PayPal Security Key, which provides a second authentication factor when logging into your account with PayPal. When enabled, The PayPal Security Key sends you a temporary one-time pin via SMS that you enter in addition to your password to log in to PayPal. Click here to setup a PayPal Security Key for your mobile phone.
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