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Old April 26th, 2009 (08:46 PM).
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So I was planning to make a Paypal account and I was wondering, is it really safe?
I asked my uncle, who knows these computer stuff of course about that and he said it isn't because it can be hacked easily. Is this true? Is there any alternative to Paypal that can be used for buying online using eBay? Thank you.
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Old April 26th, 2009 (08:51 PM).
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paypal is completely safe if you have anything added onto your browser to tell you if the site is a phishing site. Though it's best to have a strong password for your account
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Old April 27th, 2009 (02:24 AM).
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Paypal is really safe, never had a problem with it :3

I have about $32 on there, too O_o
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Old April 27th, 2009 (04:43 AM).
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I've spent thousands with paypal :O It's been all good for me. My bank account is hooked onto my paypal and haven't had any trouble with that either...
I had that one problem that I told you about, but it got sorted out easily :P
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Old April 27th, 2009 (06:53 AM).
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Quote originally posted by Macintosh:
I have about $32 on there, too O_o
Oh wow, yeah I'm sure that amount is just baiting people to hack you. :(

But yeah, as long as your secret questions and passwords are secure enough, you should have no problems.
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Old April 27th, 2009 (11:34 AM).
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Quote originally posted by L O L L I P O P:
he said it isn't because it can be hacked easily.
O_O
No offense, but I bet he couldn't do it.

Paypal is very safe.
It is easily the safest money transaction account that you will have.
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Old April 27th, 2009 (11:47 AM).
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Quote originally posted by Captain Planet:
Oh wow, yeah I'm sure that amount is just baiting people to hack you.
Twas just sarcasm m'lady :3
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Old May 3rd, 2009 (02:23 AM).
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Quote originally posted by Alinthea:
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No offense, but I bet he couldn't do it.

Paypal is very safe.
It is easily the safest money transaction account that you will have.
Lol, it isn't very hard. I have to admit that I've been able to get into some paypal accounts with keyloggers and phishers. Just make sure that when you get an e-mail from paypal, that you copy/paste any links onto your browser, never click unless you 100% know the e-mail is legit. But other than fraudulent e-mails and fishy links, it's pretty much safe to use. I don't use it too often, only when I order games etc, and never had any problems with it.
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Old May 3rd, 2009 (02:55 AM).
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PayPal 100%!

I've only had one problem, and that was from a phishing site that used an @paypal.com email address. But it wasn't directly related to PayPal.
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Old May 3rd, 2009 (10:18 AM).
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Quote originally posted by filocakes93:
Lol, it isn't very hard. I have to admit that I've been able to get into some paypal accounts with keyloggers and phishers.
A) Highly illegal, you probably shouldn't mention that
B) That has nothing to do with PayPal's security, that's an end user problem
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Old May 3rd, 2009 (02:15 PM).
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Quote originally posted by twocows:
A) Highly illegal, you probably shouldn't mention that
B) That has nothing to do with PayPal's security, that's an end user problem
Lol doubt I'd get v& (vanned) for saying that on Pokemon Forums. Yeah I guess it has nothing to do with PayPal's security, but I didn't say it did. Someone had said that it'd be impossible to hack into anyone's PayPal account, so I thought I'd throw it out there. Which backs up what I first posted that PayPal is safe other than the occaisional phisher/keyloggers.
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Old May 3rd, 2009 (02:29 PM).
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Quote originally posted by filocakes93:
Lol, it isn't very hard. I have to admit that I've been able to get into some paypal accounts with keyloggers and phishers. Just make sure that when you get an e-mail from paypal, that you copy/paste any links onto your browser, never click unless you 100% know the e-mail is legit. But other than fraudulent e-mails and fishy links, it's pretty much safe to use. I don't use it too often, only when I order games etc, and never had any problems with it.
Yes. Any login that you do on your computer can be easily tracked if your computer gets nasty things from shady sources. As long as you're not downloading zipped torrents of movie screener copies you should be safe.
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Old May 4th, 2009 (12:27 AM).
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Doesn't really matter really, it's really not hard to claim your money back if it is taken illegally. You can contact PayPal or your bank.
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