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post #11 of 31
I will be honest with you.

PayPal is a wonderful tool and I have never had an issue with them and they are one if not the safest way for transacting money over the internet.

Howevre on the flip side I need to tell you that ANYTHING on the NET in NEVER 100% Safe. It will never happen. Nothing is ever gaurenteed mate.

But if you are to use an Internet method for transacting then PayPal is the way.
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I will be honest with you.

PayPal is a wonderful tool and I have never had an issue with them and they are one if not the safest way for transacting money over the internet.

Howevre on the flip side I need to tell you that ANYTHING on the NET in NEVER 100% Safe. It will never happen. Nothing is ever gaurenteed mate.

But if you are to use an Internet method for transacting then PayPal is the way.
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I have used it since 2001 and have only had one or 2 issues. Those were directly related to ebay and were resolved quickly. As others have said, it is the best we have and is as safe as the person using it
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always go to your paypal via https://www.paypal.com

and if you sell on ebay, always make sure your payment is received via the website, not via email, because scammers do send fake ones.
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Don't remember when I started to use it. It is pretty safe but don't log in at the public place as possible.
post #17 of 31
I feel as if PayPal is safe... however just to be sure, I only pay with my credit card which also has additional protections for me.

Better safe than sorry... and as far as doing "online business" I'd trust PayPal more than sending someone a check or moeny in the mail.
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post #18 of 31
I don't like doing online business, but Paypal is the least of the evils out there in secondhand Internet commerce. I use it here on OCN and I've never had an issue.
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post #19 of 31
It is safe when you exercise common sense and intelligence. Don't just go sending money to every person that seems like they are going to be selling something to you. And vice versa, don't go sending out stuff you sell until you recieve cash. $$
    
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Paypal is the safest way to send money over the Internet period
    
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